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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
JoAnn Melchert

JoAnn Louise Melchert (Weldin)

Friday, October 18th, 1935 - Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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Obituary

JoAnn Louise Melchert, 83, of Chamberlain, SD passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Sanford Chamberlain Care Center. Funeral Services are 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in Platte, SD. A Committal Service will follow at Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. prior to services on Saturday.

JoAnn Louise (Weldin) Melchert was born on October 18, 1935 to Burnette “Babe” and Erma (Hansen) Weldin in Academy, SD. She attended Platte, SD schools and was united in marriage to Richard Melchert in Chamberlain, SD. While living in Sioux Falls, SD she was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

JoAnn was a hard worker and enjoyed gardening and canning what she grew. An excellent cook and baker, she was known for her fried chicken, gravy and cinnamon rolls. She especially loved being around babies and animals of all kinds.

Grateful for having shared in JoAnn’s life: seven children: Debbie (Donnie) Maxon of Sioux Falls, SD, DeEtte (Dave) Sudik of Lincoln, NE, Diane (Jim) Wade of Sioux Falls, SD, Dwayne Melchert of Mitchell, SD, Doreen (Dave) Priebe of Chamberlain, SD, Brian Melchert of Harrisburg, SD and Rhonda (Dave) London of Colton, SD; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley (Arnie) Vanderheiden of Platte, SD.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Melchert; her parents, Babe and Erma Weldin; a brother Frank Weldin; a sister, Joyce Wagaman; mother-in-law, Leora Melchert; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church
    Address
    300 W 7th St.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church
    Address
    300 W 7th St.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    Officiant
    Pastor Joel Davis
  • Interment

    Location
    Platte City Cemetery
    Address
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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  • Reception

    Location
    Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church
    Address
    300 W 7th St.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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Affiliations

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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