We grieve and also give thanks for the life and ministry of MLLC member Melissa Wickel.
Melissa Ann Wickel
November 15, 1963 – May 23, 2018
Melissa Ann Wickel, 54, of Carmine, died May 23, 2018, in Carmine.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 1st at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The memorial service will be on Saturday, June 2nd at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, at 10am. The Church is located at 211 Luther Ln, Carmine, TX 78932
Melissa was born November 15th 1963 to Melvin and Ora Lee Rohde Wickel. She was baptized on December 29, 1963 and confirmed on May 14, 1978 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Melissa graduated Round Top Carmine High School in 1982. She graduated from Blinn College in 1984 and Sam Houston State University in 1986. She worked at Shepard Crane Engineering in Stafford, TX for 7 years. Her current employment was with Bluebonnet Electric in Giddings for almost 25 years.
She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She served on the Round Top Carmine Education Foundation Board. She was on the stewardship committee and the church council at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine. She was a member of Round Top Hermann Sons Life Lodge #151. She was a member of SPJST Lodge #179 where she served as secretary/treasurer. She enjoyed photography, quilting, traveling, fishing, her annual cousin’s weekend and spending time with close friends.
She is survived by mother, Ora Lee Wickel Levien; sister and brother in law, Melba and Randy Zingelmann; nieces, Brandy Zingelmann and Bridgette Ingram and husband J.P.; as well as great-nephews, Benjamin Swisher, Jaxton Ingram; and great-nieces, Bailey Swisher, Jolee Ingram; and many cousins and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Melvin Wickel; her stepdad, Leroy Levien; and grandparents, uncles and aunts.
The family is thankful for all the prayers and the love and support throughout her illness.
Memorials are suggested to Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Round Top Carmine Education Foundation or Brazos Valley Hospice. In lieu of flowers Melissa asked that you plant something on your property to enjoy daily and remember her.
The mailing address for the church is:
Martin Luther Lutheran Church
P O BOX 362
Carmine, TX 78932-0362
You can also give a memorial gift to MLLC through our web site. Follow this link to our secure giving page. Simply use the “General Operating” section, and note “Melissa Wickel” in the memo box to the right of box noting your gift amount. Thank you for remembering Melissa with a memorial gift to her church.