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Fae Ann Mekelburg

January 5, 2019 GMT

Fae Ann Mekelburg, 90, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Park Ridge Assisted Living in Watertown.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Peter Wells officiating (615 Jones St., Watertown, WI 53094). Family and friends may gather at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the church.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.


Fae Ann Beerbohm was born on Oct. 27, 1928, to John and Agnes (nee Geise) Beerbohm in Watertown. She graduated from Watertown High School on June 10, 1946. On May 16, 1953, Fae Ann married Ralph Mekelburg at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a life member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. In her spare time, she loved to needlepoint and produced many lovely pictures and wall hangings.

She worked at Brandt, Inc. for 45 years, starting as a secretary, promoted to sales administration manager and later became the credit and collection manager. In September of 1977, Fae Ann was appointed assistant secretary of Brandt, Inc. She was a life member of the Watertown Hospital Auxiliary, now known as Friends of WAHS. Fae Ann was also a member of the Wethonkitha Auxiliary, historical society and Watertown Humane Society.

Fae Ann is survived by one brother, Kenneth (Mildred) Beerbohm of Escondido, California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ralph Mekelburg; her parents; and one brother, Elden.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service

611 E. Main St. Watertown