Milwaukee - Dana A. Mekhsian, 23, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at her residence in Milwaukee.
Dana attended Grace Lutheran Church and when she lived in Milwaukee she attended other churches with her friends. In college, she participated as student teacher's assistant for her Bachelor's Degree in Education.
Dana was a free spirit, laughing out loud with a kind smile and a goofy sense of humor. She was an honest soul and did not have any pretense about her. Dana was always able to give encouragement to family and
friends. She could always make her Grampa smile.
Dana will always be loved and missed by her parents, Arakel and Debra Mekhsian; one brother, Erik Mekhsian; her maternal grandmother, Lorraine Howarth; her aunts and uncles, Sherry (Mark) Gertenbach and their children, Adam, Ryan, Greg and Jennifer; Harout (Maral) Mekhsian and Salpi (Hovhannes) Tokatlian; and many other cousins, other relatives and friends. Dana was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, LeRoy "Bud" Howarth on February 19, 2010, and her paternal grandparents, Nishan (Baydsar) Mekhsian.
Funeral services in memory of Dana will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Chryst officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday evening, December 9, 2011, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday morning, December 10, 2011, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
The Mekhsian family would like to give a special thank you to Tammy Spranger for the close support of Dana's family.
Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361