Penny Melan

Penny Ann Melan (McLean)

Saturday, April 12th, 1952 - Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Penny Melan, Janesville, died Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Agrace Hospice Center, Janesville. She was born April 12, 1952 in Janesville to Earl and Dawn (Dixon) McLean. On June 24, 1983 Penny married Peter G. Melan and he preceded her in death on August 20, 2015.

Penny worked for Admiral Corp. then went to work for GM, Janesville, and retired from GM, Ft. Wayne in 2006. She enjoyed beading, cross-stitch, crocheting and collecting anything hippo related. She was a longtime advocate, Gold Member, for the D.A.V., helping in any aspect she was able to. Penny also was active with the Janesville Senior Center finding something to do with them almost every day.

Penny is survived by her siblings: Lee (Cathy) Perry, Dawn Heberer, Donna (Donald “Butch”) Swenson, E. Michael (Sue) McLean, Christian McLean, Donald (Julie) McLean, and Sheelagh McLean Verrill; brother-in-law Bob Kumlien; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Melan; parents Earl and Dawn McLean; and a sister Robyn Kumlien;

A private family service will be held for Penny with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville. Please visit to send condolences to the family.
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    Oak Hill Cemetery
    1725 N. Washington St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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Vicky Zahnow

Posted at 12:48am
Oh my goodness, I came upon this by chance as I was on line looking for my lost relatives as I have done so many times in the past..
I wish to express my deepest condolences to Penny's family, while penny is my cousin, I am so sorry that I never got the chance to meet her, to get to know her and her family. Unfortunately I live in Australia and I never met any of my only living relatives , so this breaks my heart terribly. To all of penny's family know that I am thinking of you all at this time and hoping you will find comfort in special memories. Much love to you all, from Vicky xx
PS...I know this is not the place, but I do not know how to contact any of my American family, so please if anyone who is reading this and can put me in touch, I would be so happy and grateful if you can reach out to them for me and let them know .

David Soto

Posted at 11:49pm
Love and hippos!
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Posted at 04:50am
I'm so saddened to hear of Penny's passing. She was my friend and we had so many good times together and shared so many laughs. She tried to teach me to knit, lol well her being left handed and me right handed was so many laughs, so I gave up. Penny was on my mind for this passed week so much, and then to receive this message broke my heart. May she rest in peace and be with Pete once again.

Donna larson

Posted at 09:12pm
I’m sorry to hear Penny passed. I was in a quilt class with Penny and I will miss her. She enjoyed going to lunch with us ladies when she could. My sympathy goes out to all the family. She will be missed.

Pat Mason

Posted at 09:01pm
Pat Mason
We will miss you in quilting helping us find our mistakes and lunch out after class. Prayers for your family.

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