IMAGE: Jada Melito

Jada Melito

UPDATED: 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6

The obituary for Jada Melito can be found here:

A Memorial Education Fund for Jada’s younger sister, Chloe Melito, has been established and all memorial contributions in Jada’s name are asked to be directed to that fund, (C/O: Joe Melito, W309S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie, WI  53153).


UPDATED: 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6

Delavan-Darien Students and Families,

The DDHS community lost a great student Friday, August 4. Incoming senior Jada Melito, 17, died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident that occurred just after 10 a.m. Friday morning on County Highway O south of Delavan.

DDHS will have grief counseling available to any student from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Monday, Aug. 7, in the Student Services Office. Please come in if you feel you need to talk with someone.

Funeral arrangements for Jada are as follows:

  • Visitation is from 10 a.m. until Noon, Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 700 N Bloomfield Road in Lake Geneva (map to church).
  • The funeral will start about 12:30 at the church immediately following the visitation. A luncheon will occur after the service is complete.
  • In lieu of flowers, the family is setting up a, educational memorial fund for Jada’s younger sister, Chloe, age 7.

Jada will be remembered as a kind, friendly and model student here at DDHS.

“Jada was a strong-willed individual,” said Associate Principal Amanda Urmanski. “She cared deeply for her family and for her friends. She would go to extreme measures to make sure that others around her were happy.”

Jada had “a beautiful smile that lit up the room every time that she walked into a room,” Urmanski continued. “She was driven to work hard to overcome obstacles and never gave up on handling anything that was thrown her direction. She was diligent with her school work and polite and respectful to students and staff. She personally was someone that always made my day better just by seeing her and getting to talk to her as she was so thoughtful and considerate of others. She will be greatly missed.”

Principal Jim Karedes echoed those comments.

“Jada surrounded herself with other kind-hearted students, just like her,” he said. “She was a special student and special person. She wanted everyone to be happy and appreciated others. She was a very gentle soul.”

Please keep Jada’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Thank you.



Estudiantes y Familias de Delavan-Darien,

La comunidad de Delavan-Darien perdió a una gran estudiante el viernes, 4 de agosto. Jada Melito, de 17 años, murió a causa de lesiones sufridas en un accidente automovilístico ocurrido justo después de las 10:00 de la mañana del viernes en la carretera O al sur de Delavan.

La escuela secundaria Delavan-Darien tendrá consejería de duelo disponible para cualquier estudiante de 10 a.m. hasta las 2 p.m. Este lunes, 7 de agosto, en la Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles. Por favor, asista si siente que necesitas hablar con alguien.

Los arreglos funebres para Jada son los siguientes:

  • La visitación será de 10 a.m. hasta el mediodía, el miércoles, 9 de agosto, en la Iglesia Immanuel Lutheran, 700 N Bloomfield Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147Map).
  • El funeral comenzará a las 12:30 en la iglesia inmediatamente después de la visitación. Habrá un almuerzo después de que el servicio concluya.
  • En lugar de flores, la familia establecerá un fondo conmemorativo educativo para la hermana menor de Jada, Chloe, de 7 años.

Por favor, mantenga a la familia y amigos de Jada en sus pensamientos y oraciones durante este tiempo difícil.

Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web:



On Friday (Aug. 4), a Delavan-Darien High School student died tragically in a car accident. There will be grief counseling sessions held at the high school this Monday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Any student may come and talk to counselors during this time.

We will update this post as more information becomes publicly available. 

1 reply
  1. Kathy Porter
    Kathy Porter says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain that you must be feeling right now. God bless you and my power thoughts are with you and your family.


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