Melissa Locke

Melissa Locke

HARTFORD, Wis. – Melissa Rae Locke (nee Cheek), 39, of Hartford, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Monday (Sept. 11, 2017).

Cherished daughter of David and Karen (nee Wolfert) Cheek, beloved wife of Brendan Locke, loving mother of Jackson and Carter, dear sister-in-law of Ahren (Danielle) Locke and Meredith (Chris) Guttu, dear daughter-in-law of Patricia Nemec and David (Debra) Locke, and granddaughter of the late Lee (Mary) Wolfert and Clarence (Inez) Cheek. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

She was a graduate of Elmhurst College and earned her master's in gerontology from Concordia University.

Melissa adored her children and family, was a very organized person overall and even more so for her family, and she enjoyed volleyball and football.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1001 Center St., Hartford, Wis., with visitation from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

In memory of "Mo," memorial contributions to (donate) are sincerely appreciated. Melissa and Brendan set up this fund to help cancer (sarcoma) patients with travel expenses. Donations received will help patients navigate their sarcoma diagnosis.

Mo's family would like to share their sincere gratitude with: Peace Lutheran Church and School, countless friends and family, Dr. Dejka Araujo, Erica Nowell NP, Ann Rea RN, countless nurses, medical staff and caregivers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be offered online at