Tammy Lee Melzer, age 61 of Antioch, IL, passed away on October 14, 2021, at JourneyCare in Barrington, Il. She was born on June 9, 1960, in Chicago, IL, to Michael and Winifred (Holmen) Johnson.
Tammy loved taking walks in the forest preserve with her “grand-dog” Hannah. She enjoyed art fairs, concerts as well as adventures with her sister. Her greatest joy came from time spent with family. She was loving, optimistic, caring and always doing for others.
Tammy is survived by her daughters: Shannon Hecke (Jeffrey), Dawn Hecke (Doug), her grandchildren: Kayla, Katie, Alyssa, Kelsey, Brian, Joshua and many adopted Grandchildren, great grandchildren: Saundra and Johnny, siblings: Vicki Lund (Stephen), Diane Lewand, Charles (Cindy) Johnson, and many nieces and nephews as well as her cat, Piper.
Tammy was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Winifred (Holmen) Johnson, her brother, Michael Johnson and the love of her life, John Ratajczyk.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home. For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit wwwjustenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Tammy on her tribute wall.