Melissa Jean Tackes

Melissa Jean Tackes

November 29, 1935 - October 10, 2019
Corona del Mar CA

Melissa Jean Tackes

November 29, 1935 - October 10, 2019
Corona del Mar CA


In Loving Memory of Melissa Jean Tackes “Beanie”

November 29, 1935 – October 10, 2019

Melissa was born Melissa Jean LaBrose in Chicago Illinois on November 29, 1935 to Catherine Ann Putnam and Michael Francis LaBrose. Melissa is preceded in death by her sister Barbara Martinello and survived in death by her sister Mary Fritz and brothers Thomas LaBrose and Michael LaBrose.

Melissa graduated as a Registered Nurse from St Elizabeth Hospital in Chicago Illinois. Melissa had an unwavering dedication to her Nursing profession and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to many who may have needed it.

Melissa married her beloved husband of 61 years Ralph Frank Tackes on July 7 1956. Ralph and Melissa had a wonderful life together. Ralph passed away on November 2, 2017. Together Melissa and Ralph are survived by their 5 children: Thomas and wife Katy, Mary and husband Mark, Jane and husband David, Judith and husband Jay and Nicholas and wife Ana.  Their 11 Grandchildren: Zachary, Joshua, Sara, Nicholas, Rachel, Lily, Ava, Tate, Nathaniel, Matthew and Madeline, and their Great Granddaughter Rayne.

Melissa also had many Nieces and Nephews that she loved dearly.

Throughout Melissa’s life she was always kind, considerate and hospitable to everyone she met. Melissa’s greatest joy in her life was her family. She will forever be lovingly remembered as “Beanie”.

To our precious Mom, We will always love you and we will miss you, you are gone from earth, but you will live forever in our hearts…


  • Date & Time: October 19, 2019 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Memorial Mass

  • Date & Time: October 21, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
  • Venue: St. Norbert Catholic Church

Lunch Reception

  • Date & Time: No Date & Time
  • Venue: St. Norbert Catholic Church

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13 responses to Melissa Jean Tackes

  1. Jay Drummond says:

    Jean was one of the nicest, most sincere people I have ever had the chance to know. She treated me like part of the family for the 30 years I knew her. She never faltered in either her grace or her kindness. Those traits made her the wonderful person she was and the person I admired immensely. I will think of her often as I try to instill those same traits in the young people in my family. While we never may reach her level of humanity, it is certainly the most worthy of goals. God bless you Jean and my sincere condolences to the entire Tackes extended family.

  2. judith smith says:

    Thinking of the whole Tackes family. Love Judy (niece)

  3. judith smith says:

    Thinking of the Tackes family… Love, Judy (niece)

  4. Dear Jeanie,,
    Our last conversation on the phone will always be memorable for me. We talked for quite awhile going over our family issues, our health, making comments that made us laugh and worry at the same time! I have always regretted that we didn’t live closer to each other”because you were always my best friend, my confidant, my
    Soul mate”-I miss you so much my beloved sister! Sincerely, Judy

  5. Jochem Dass says:

    I was privileged to have met such a special person, even we met only a few times, I could always feel her lovableness.
    I’ll never forget her visit at my home in Germany when she and Ralph joined my birthday party, it was such an honor!
    Moreover, she was the best shopper ever, I still wear a lot of the clothes she did select for me!
    Mein herzliches Beileid fuer die ganze Familie Tackes.

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