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Enid Mellen

May 11, 1923 November 4, 2019
Enid Mellen
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Obituary for Enid Mellen

God has called her name and she is his. Enid Mellen age 96, passed away Monday, November 4th ,2019 , at Bethany Riverside in La Crosse WI.
Enid Mae was born May 11th, 1923 in La Crosse, WI. The first child of Edward and Naomi (Erickson) Mutch of Dallas, South Dakota. Where Ed taught and coached basketball in the high school. When Enid was still very young, they bought land in Richland County and began farming. Enid’s sister, Rosemarie came along 8 years later. Enid graduated from Ithaca High School in 1941. She then attended business school in Madison and began working for an insurance company. She married her high school sweetheart, Earl Mellen on June 7, 1947. They then began farming on Aubrey Corners on highway 58.
They worked side by side farming and raising their two daughters, Kristy and Karyn. Along with being a busy farm wife and mother, Enid, belonged to Aubrey Homemakers and taught Sunday School. When running the farm began to be too much, Enid and Earl built a beautiful home overlooking Aubrey Corners and rented the farm. Enid was always working on her flowerbeds and plants. In 2004 they built a house in Richland Center on Leslie Drive. Earl only got to enjoy his new home a short time. In 2013 Enid was named an Outstanding Farm Wife for Richland County. Enid continued living on Leslie Drive until 2016 when she fell and broke her hip. After recovering from that she decided to move closer to her family in La Crosse.
Her address might have said La Crosse, but her heart was in Richland Center, Aubrey Corners and Ithaca.
Enid is survived by her daughters, Kristine (Thomas) Fry of La Crosse and Karyn (Peter John) Garratt of Las Vegas, NV. Her grandsons, Christopher (Kris) Fry of Mindoro, WI and Timothy Fry of La Crosse. Her granddaughters Devon (Matt) Maltese of Las Vegas and Brittany Garratt of Clarksville VI. Her great grandchildren, whom she adored, Ella, Madelyn, Hayden, Jackson, Layne, Reagan, Ryder, and Izabella. She is also survived by her brother in law, Robert Carthew of Elizabethtown PA. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl, His parents Martha and Alfred Jewell, sister, Rosemarie Carthew, Earl’s brother and wife Vernon and Jackie Mellen.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be held at the Richland Center Cemetery. Visitation will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Nov

10:00 AM 11/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
St John's Lutheran Church

479 S. Park St
Richland Center, WI 53581

St John's Lutheran Church
479 S. Park St Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Service

Friday

8

Nov

11:00 AM 11/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
St John's Lutheran Church

479 S. Park St
Richland Center, WI 53581

St John's Lutheran Church
479 S. Park St Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Richland Center Cemetery Final Resting Place

1300 N Park St
Richland Center, WI 53581

1300 N Park St Richland Center 53581 WI
United States
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