Video of Funeral Service for Melanie Kaye

Mel’s Baloon release (A promise made and kept)

Melanie A. Kaye, age 44 years, of Cedarburg, WI died unexpectedly Saturday, January 29, 2022, at her home.

Melanie was born September 8, 1977 to Wayne and Karen Foster Feiereisen at Saint Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.  She grew up in Saukville, WI and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1996.  After school she began working in early childhood education and spent over 2 decades in childcare at Here We Grow Preschool at Living Hope Lutheran Church in Saukville, helping to shape the lives of hundreds of children.

Melanie married Michael Kaye on May 17, 2008.  They welcomed a son, Patrick, to their family and enjoyed spending time outdoors and continuing Melanie’s family tradition of a yearly get-away to the Wisconsin Dells. She also enjoyed music, going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.

Most of all Melanie lived a life of kindness and love. Whether you knew Mel her whole life or just met her, you immediately felt her enthusiasm for life and wanted to spend more time with her. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.

Melanie is survived by her husband Michael, son Patrick, honorary mother Gail Storm McDonald and honorary sister Samantha McDonald.  She is further survived by her uncle Leroy (Susan) Feiereisen, Aunt Linda Flannery, Uncle Wayne (Grace) Foster, many cousins and relatives, and countless friends.

Her parents Wayne and Karen preceded her in death.

Pastor Kelly Nieman Anderson will officiate funeral services 1:30 pm Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Living Hope Lutheran Church, 851 West Dekora Street (Highway 33), Saukville, WI.  Visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm on Sunday at Living Hope prior to the service. Memorials to Here We Grow Preschool (851 West Dekora Street, Saukville, WI 53080) appreciated.

Poole Funeral Home / Crematory, Port Washington, Wisconsin assisting the family. Information and condolences available at or 262-284-4431.



  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Melanie was a classmate of mine, class of ‘96. I will always remember her cheery smile. She was so caring and friendly. Prayers to you all.

  2. Mike and Patrick, thank you for making Melanie’s life so incredibly wonderful. I will miss my sweet cousin but am so grateful her life was so full. Blessing with you. We are here when you need us. Julie Rost

  3. Mike, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Melanie was a dear cousin who will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Patrick.

  4. Mike and Patrick, we are thinking of you during these very difficult days. You are two wonderful people who will get through this somehow, but what a great loss to deal with. You have our deepest sympathy.

  5. Sorry for your loss;. Sending our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  6. I met Melanie years ago at Here We Grow and I remember how kind and friendly she was. I will keep you in my prayers. My deepest sympathy

  7. Mike and Patrick, so sorry to hear about Melanie’s passing. We are thinking of you and so sad for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful mother, wife, teacher and person. Much love to you all.

  8. Mike-We are terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Melanie. I did not have the pleasure to meet her, but this beautiful obituary makes clear she was a loving person who truly embraced life.
    Her spirit will live on in all the lives she touched as a teacher, wife, mother and friend.

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