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In Memory of Melba Saunders


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday November 1, 2019
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
505 13th St. S.
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday November 1, 2019
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
505 13th St. S.
Hudson WI, 54016

Melba Saunders, age 86 of Hudson, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by family.  Melba was born on April 13, 1933 in New Sharon, Iowa to parents Vern and Anna Larkins; and was the youngest of 7 children. She graduated High School from New Sharon High and soon after married her High School sweetheart, Carol Saunders, on February 21, 1951. Together they had three sons and thus beginning Melba’s full time job as mom.

They moved around a lot for Carol’s job with the railroad before making Hudson their home. She was a prankster who had a fun loving spirit and was always putting a smile on people’s faces. She was talented at cross-stitching, needlepointing, and every grandchild has at least one quilt hand made by Melba.

She will remain in the hearts of her husband Carol; son Tom (Marty) and their children Tom and Jennifer (Brent); son Mark (Paula) and Paula’s children Lea (Galen), Cory (Shaina), Krista (Josh); son Kevin and his children Ryan and Daniele and their mother Sarah, as well as 6 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Vern and Anna; sisters Rena, Maxine, Wanda, and Thelma; brothers Owen and Omer.

A memorial service for Melba will be at 11AM at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Hudson, WI on Friday, November 1, 2019. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday. Memorials are preferred to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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    • My condolences Mark and Paula and family. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    • Mark and Paula and all of the family. My condolences , losing a parent is difficult even when expected. hopefully her memory will help you get through this difficult time. Our thoughts and payers go out to you in this time of loss.

    • Mark, Paula and Family. We are sorry for your loss. It’s hard to loose a parent, knowing its coming doesn’t help the blow. Memories will make you cry, and some will make you smile. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family,

    • So very sorry Mark & Paula for the loss of Melba. We will do our best at church for a celebration of life🙏

    • Jim and I are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. She sounds like a wonderful person who certainly raised a great son we know, Mark, our fellow parishioner with our Paula.

      We will do our best at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church for her celebration of life. Prayers up blessings come down.