Melba Lorna Beckman Redicker
Melba Lorna Beckman Redicker, 96, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born October 31, 1924, she was the daughter of Otto Beckman and Emma Auffenberg Beckman. Melba's father Otto was killed in an interurban accident on March 26, 1924, prior to her birth. Emma later married Leo Wehrkamp. Melba lived with her mother and stepfather until she was 12 years old, when her mother died. After her mother's death, Melba went to live with her paternal grandparents George and Louise Beckman and her aunt Esther Beckman. She remained with them in Seymour after Esther married Andrew Brandt. On June 24, 1951, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, she married Elvert...