Melinda Kroesch, age 71, of Bonfield passed away April 15, 2021 at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Kankakee. She was born April 4, 1950 in Chicago, the daughter of Clyde & Ladean (Wirey) Hensley. 

Melinda married Alan Kroesch on May 18, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Goodrich. He preceded her in death on May 7, 2012.

Melinda worked in housekeeping at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee for 20 years. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, crafting, and watching Hallmark TV.

Surviving her are one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Michelle Kroesch of Bourbonnais; three grandchildren, Jessica Henn, Joshua Kroesch, and Kayla Kroesch; one great-grandson, one sister-in-law, Geraldine Lehnus of Kankakee; sister-in-law, Robyn Hensley of AR; nieces and nephews.

 In addition to her husband, Alan Kroesch, Melinda was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Terry Hensley; one nephew, Randy Lehnus; and one brother-in-law, Ron Lehnus.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of the 7 p.m. memorial service on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Schreffler Funeral Home in Kankakee.

 Rev. Scott Henley will officiate the service. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing guidelines.

Memorials may be made to the family wishes.