Merlene Donna Harp, 78
Merlene Donna Harp, of Antigo, died Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Care Partners under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. She was 78 years old. She was born on March 1, 1940, in Shawano, a daughter of the late Walter and Ellen (Paugel) Leiskau.
She attended Antigo High School. Merlene moved to Kenosha in 1960 where she was employed at Chrysler Corporation for over 30 years, retiring in 2001. She then worked in the kitchen at the Bartley House a restaurant in Kenosha for five years. She returned to Antigo in 2012.
She loved to play cards. She loved polka and country music, especially, Maggie Mae. She also enjoyed western shows and movies.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, Diane (Robert) Novy, Darlene VanOoyen, Janice (Ken) Tucker, Dave (Ann) Meyer, Dan (Eileen) Meyer, James (Shelly) Meyer, Ron (Jane) Meyer, Karen (Greg) Breitbach and Richard Meyer.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Meyer-Feller and Jeanette Meyer; an infant brother, Willard Leiskau; brothers-in-law, Donald Meyer, Francis Meyer, and Ray Feller; and a nephew, Marvin Meyer.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Karolus officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.