Melanie Renee Dauplaise

August 17, 1965January 8, 2021

Melanie Renee Dauplaise, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital due to COVID-19 complications. Born on August 17, 1965 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Bonnie (Tescula) Dauplaise. Melanie was a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church. She loved Carol Burnett, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn. Melanie also loved country music, dancing, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Melanie was always proud of her fingernails. She loved painting her nails and enjoyed getting manicures. She worked at Easterseals Arc in the sewing center for many years. Melanie is survived by her mother, Bonnie (Tescula) Dauplaise; uncle, John N. Tescula; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Remus and Edith L. (Ackerson) Tescula. A private graveside service will be held and a memorial service will be at a later date. Calling will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM Monday, January 18, 2021 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the family.


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Rosena Markley

January 19, 2021

I worked with Melanie for several years in the sewing center here at ESARC as Melanie's trainer. I was supposed to teach Melanie how to sew but I think that she taught me. She was a fast, accurate sewer and I hoped someday I could be as good as her. She amazed me with her sunny disposition, nicknames for everyone and her friendliness. I miss her much and will always remember her hats and smiles.

Jan Fields Zeller

January 18, 2021

Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. Melanie was a ray of sunshine for me during our Westfield days - and she was my inspiration to become a Special Education teacher. Melanie nicknamed me “Cher” within a minute of meeting her. She was so loved and I know that you miss her. She is your guardian angel now.

James Blain

January 15, 2021

Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no word's of comfort for the loss of a child that will mend the pain, stop the tears or fill the void. My most sincere and heart felt condolences for your loss, may God give you His hand to hold as you travel this painful road.

Jim Blain

Gary and Karen Shuler

January 14, 2021

Bonnie and John. So sorry to hear about the passing of Melanie. Gary remembers how she would follow him around when he was at your house. He also remembers how sweet she was and that she was always smiling!

judith creigh

January 13, 2021

Bonnie, i was so sorry to hear about Melanie. She was a very loving person and I know you will miss her and her stories about people she met. You and John and your parents took great care of her.

john doust

January 13, 2021

My sympathy to you, Bonnie. Melanie was my little sister Marias best friend when they were children. I remember Melanies laugh and her love of treats. I also remember Melanie telling me Maria
was her best friend when my little sister passed in 2014. Melanie was a real jewel and will always be remembered by many for her goodness. May she rest in peace and thank you, Bonnie, for your and your parents wonderful care of Melanie.