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Melvin A Passow

Melvin A. Passow, age 93, of Fountain City, formerly of Alma, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at St. Michael’s Assisted Living, Fountain City with his loving and devoted family at his side. He was born on July 26, 1924. He was the son of Ervin, Sr. and Esther (Suhr) Passow. On May 26, 1948, Melvin was united in marriage to Wilhelmina “Willie” Vollmer and to this beloved marriage, five children were born. She preceded Melvin in death on April 12, 2002. Melvin later married Virginia (Gross) Heller on October 18, 2003. Many will remember the years that Melvin owned a dairy farm on the Alma bluff, until 1973 when he and his wife moved to Cochrane. Although Melvin may have physically left the farm, his heart always remained. After their new home in Cochrane was surrounded by beautiful flowers and huge garden, Melvin added a greenhouse. When he wasn’t gardening, Melvin enjoyed traveling, sharing slide shows of those travels and playing cards. Whether Melvin taught you to fish with a bamboo pole or humored you with his quick wit, what he would want you to remember is his most unwavering faith in Christ our Savior. Survivors include Melvin’s wife, Virginia of Fountain City; children, Ken (Fay) Passow of Cochrane, Judy Groth of Bangor, Maine, Bob (Carol) Passow of Fountain City, Curt (Christi) of Buffalo City and Sherry (Bob) Guenther of Fountain City; step children, Linda (Bob) Diderrick of Oconomowoc, WI, Susann Nessen of Oconomowoc, WI and Tim (Jeanine) Heller Watertown, WI; grandchildren, Jennifer (Dave) Kuhn, Karen (Jason) Smith, Jessica Cedar, Heather (Dan) Streich, Bryan (Rebecca) Guenther, Jamie (Tony) Iverson, Jonathan (Nicole) Passow, Bobbie Sue (Rob) Wooden and Josh Passow; 16 great grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ervin (Phyllis) Passow, Muskego, WI and Merlin (Gloria) Passow of Oshkosh; 1 sister, Ann DeHaven of Atlanta, GA; also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides his parents and his first wife, Wilhelmina, Melvin was preceded in death by siblings, Dorothy Wald, Wilbert Passow and Marion Koosman; an infant step grandson, Zachary and a step son, Fred. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church in Cochrane with Pastor Mark Wilde officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday December 28 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and again from 10:00 am until the hour of the service all at the church The staff at Talbot Family Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Melvin Passow

Becky Helwig Holzer Dec 26 2017 11:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Melvin Passow

Cindy Finley Dec 26 2017 6:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Melvin Passow

Virginia Heller Dec 23 2017 7:48 PM