Melvin “Mel” Francis Rabe, 90, of Phelps, Wis., passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Our Home K-Care Assisted Living.
He was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Eldorado, Wis., a son to Arthur and Gladys Balthazor Rabe.
Mel served his country from 1943 to 1946 in New Guinea and Southern Philippines. He was a machine gunner and was awarded multiple service medals.
On June 29, 1979, he married Audrey Huck.
Before moving to Phelps on April 15, 1990,