~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA Capt. Robert L. MELLO
November 8, 1924 - February 25, 2020
Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain Robert Louis Mello, age 95. I believe Captain Mello first joined Northwest Airlines 01-07-1948 as a mechanic, worked control and was a flight engineer, and retired as a Captain with Northwest. Widowed six years ago with the passing of his wife Lucille, Captain Mello is survived by his children plus his grand- and great grandchildren.
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Obituary…………. Robert MELLO (1924 – 2020)
Retired Northwest Airlines Pilot Age 95 of Roberts, WI died Feb. 25, 2020 Served US Navy during WWII. Bob married Lucille Capaul on October 28, 1950. Survived by children Michael Carr, Judy (Ted) Schieffer, Janis (Donald) Bock, Colleen (Steve) Anderson, Roxanne (Bob) Rapp, Pamela (Jerry) Katner, Brian Mello, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grand children, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his son, Robert Jr.; sisters, Theresa and Eleanor; brother, Bernard; and granddaughter, Tonya Schieffer.
Wife Lucille……. 1921-2014
MELLO, Lucille C., nee: Capaul age 92, of Roberts, WI died peacefully surrounded by her family on Fri., Jan. 17, 2014. Born on July 12, 1921, the daughter of Mathais and Clementine Capaul. Graduate of North St. Paul High School. She was united in marriage to Robert Mello on Oct. 28, 1950. They were blessed with 8 children. Lucille enjoyed gardening, reading, puzzles, cooking, making applesauce, spending time with her family, and traveling; Lucille and Robert visited every state but two. Her greatest pleasure was her large family. She took great pride in being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Lucille had a big heart and enjoyed hosting family for spaghetti dinners at the family farm, the Flying M Ranch, in Roberts, WI. Lucille will forever remain in the hearts of her husband of 63 years, Robert; her children: Michael Carr, Judy (Ted) Schieffer, Janis (Don) Bock, Colleen (Steve) Anderson, Roxanne (Bob) Rapp, Pamela (Jerry) Katner, and Brian Mello; 14 grandchildren: Chauntel Simon, Camilla (Ryan) Johanson, Matthew Schieffer, Joshua Bock, Phillip Bock, Lucas Bock, Ryan Anderson, Steven (Cait) Anderson, Justin Rapp, Aaron (Laura) Rapp, Laura Rapp, Michael Katner, Melissa Katner, Mitchell Katner; 8 great-grandchildren: Zackary Tronrud, Brintton Simon, Colton Simon, Nickolas Tronrud, Adeline Simon, Elliana Johanson, Milena Johanson, and Logan Rapp. P