Melissa was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 9, 1971, a daughter of the late Noble & Melissa Mae (Cooley) Bollinger.
She was the wife of Dan Rowold. They were united in marriage on June 24, 2017, in New Haven, MO.
Melissa was a member of Living Word Assembly She worked for several nursing homes in the New Haven area as a CNA and also as a home health nurse. She recently enjoyed being a homemaker. Melissa also enjoyed playing uno, drinking coffee in the morning, cooking, and nature.
Melissa is survived by her husband Dan, of the home, by three sons Thorsun Kilgore & wife Alexia, of Ft. Hood, Texas; Nathaniel Kilgore, of St. John's, Missouri; and Brandon Houston, of New Haven, Missouri; by a sister, Doris Bayer & husband Tom, of Festus, Missouri; by a brother, Roger "Butch" Bollinger & wife Sheila, of Florissant, Missouri; a sister, Debbie Atkins, of Maryland Heights, Missouri; a sister, Janice Powell & husband Rich, of Gerald, Missouri; a sister, Tammy Bradshaw & husband Pete, of South Pekin, Illinois; a sister, Tina Sadler & husband Kenny, of St. Peter's Missouri; a brother, Jason Bollinger, of Advance, Missouri; a brother-in-law, David Rowold & wife Dawn, of Piedmont, Missouri; and by many nieces & nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Jerry Bollinger.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 15th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, New Haven, Missouri. Memorials may be given to the family to help cover expenses. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.