Melvin “Mel” Jerome Yenter

February 20, 1948 ~ April 23, 2022

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Mr. Melvin “Mel” Jerome Yenter, 74, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Chris McAlilly officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the funeral home from 2:00 P.M. until service time.

Born in Milwaukee, WI to the late Bernard Jerome and Esther Barbara Konkol Yenter, Mel spent his childhood in rural Wisconsin and Idaho. Through his trips to Canada as an adult, Mel enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Directly after high school, he served honorably in the US Marine Corps from 1966-1972. He married Patricia Ellen Jansen on October 20, 1973. They had two sons, Timothy (b. 1979) and Thomas (b. 1982). Since his retirement in 2014, he has lived in Oxford, MS, where he enjoyed puzzles and reading three or four books a week. Along with his parents, Mel was preceded in death by two stepbrothers, Ronald Dulak and Robert Dulak.

He is survived by his wife Pat Yenter of Oxford, MS; two sons, Timothy Yenter and his wife, Nicole, of Oxford, MS, and Thomas Yenter and his wife, Katherine, of Baxter, MN; five grandchildren, Keziah, Elijah, Ezra, Silas, and Caedmon; two brothers, Richard Konkol and Ronald Konkol; and a stepsister, Pat Richter.

Memorial donations in Mr. Yenter’s memory may be made to the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford, MS, Attn: Leonard Kergosien or Brent Avant, 120 Veteran’s Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.


Thursday, April 28, 2022 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Waller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
419 Highway 6 West P.O. Box 1200
Oxford, MS 38655


Thursday, April 28, 2022 3:00PM – 12:00AM

Waller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
419 Highway 6 West P.O. Box 1200
Oxford, MS 38655

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  1. Dear Yenter family, one of the saddest things someone can experience is the death of a loved one. Did you know the Bible compares death to sleep? (Psalms 13:3) Just as a person who is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him, the dead are not conscious of anything. There is a promise of hope in the Bible. Our loving God has promised to awaken the dead, as if from sleep, and give them life again. Acts 24:15 says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” The bible offers comfort for those who are grieving and I hope this brings you comfort as well.


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