Melvin G. Saeger

Melvin G. Saeger, 79, of Juneau passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Funeral service for Melvin will be on Wednesday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau with the Rev. Paul Schupmann and Rev. David Brandt officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 4th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church and on Wednesday, August 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. also at the church.  Inurnment will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

Melvin was born the son of Marvin and Elsa (Bankert) Saeger on September 20, 1940 in Ixonia, WI.  He was a 1958 graduate of Watertown High School.  He was united in marriage with Mary Ann Dobbratz on November 3, 1962 in Reeseville, WI.

Melvin retired from the Dodge County Highway Department after 27 years of service.

Melvin was a faithful and active member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau.  He served on various boards, church council and was a choir member.  Mel and his wife Mary were members of the Dodge and Jefferson County Beekeepers Association and the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association (WHPA).  He also enjoyed bowling.  Mel loved visiting and spending time with his family and friends.

Mel is survived by his three sons: Brian (Deborah) Saeger of Edgerton, Joel (Traci) Saeger of Watertown, and Mark and (Dawn) Saeger of Burnett; daughter-in-law Brenda Saeger-Wroblewski of Custer; nine grandchildren: Adam, Kyle, Jordan Paige, Kristian, Aaron, Brandon, Derek, Hunter and Holly; great grandchildren: Alexia and Ardun; his sister Carol Ann Saeger of Oconomowoc and brothers: Robert (Winifred) Saeger of Sullivan, and Charles (Sandra) Saeger of Oconomowoc.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Ann in 2011, in-laws: Edgar and Ruth Dobbratz Sr., son Kevin, grandson Kenan and his brother Wilfred Saeger.

Memorial donations in Melvin’s name may be made to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 400 S. Main Street, Juneau, WI  53039.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made to