Melisa E. Gansemer, 32 of Palatine, Illinois and formerly of Dyersville, passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by family on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at MercyOne, Dyersville, Iowa.
Visitation will be held from 2 - 8 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa.
A private family burial will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at St. Francis Cemetery, in Dyersville, Iowa. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.
Melisa was born on June 15, 1989 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Edward Gansemer and Sandy Bockenstedt. She graduated from Western Dubuque in 2007. She went on to work at Younguns Daycare. She later was employed at Medline Industries.
Melisa lived life to the fullest, spending much of her time traveling, shopping, and enjoyed time with friends and family. She loved spending time at the family cabin on Lake Delhi.
Melisa is survived by her parents, Ed Gansemer of Dyersville, Sandy (Randy) Bockenstedt of Sherrill, one brother, Brandon (Kelly) Gansemer of New Vienna and their dog, Daisy Mae, maternal grandmother, Theresa Schindler of Dyersville, step- siblings: Kevin, Kim, Kari, Chloe, and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Charles and Ellen Schindler, paternal grandparents, Albert and Helen Gansemer, uncles: Dale Schindler, Donald Gansemer, and an aunt, Julianne Avenarius.
Melisa was a giver, she was able to pass on the gift of life as a donor. Instead of writing thank yous, the family will be making a donation to a nonprofit organization in her honor.
Thank you to the local and state police, BiCounty Ambulance. Mercy One. And especially Carol Handke. And one very special Godmother Tracey Dickman.
Rest In Peace beautiful baby girl, Melly*Melly Smelly*Mel Dawg*Diva Melly.
Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Online condolences and memorials may be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.