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Fell asleep in Christ on October 15, 2020. She was 25 years old. Melissa was born on April 29, 1995 in Fulton, Missouri to Robert G. Hoerber Jr. & Janice A. (Haselhorst) Hoerber. She is survived by her loving and devoted parents and her two sisters, Jennifer M. Timmerman and her husband Joel of Missouri and Michelle A. Hoerber of Massachusetts. She was also the loving Aunt of Emmit Joel and Hope Melissa Timmerman. In addition, she is survived by many loving relatives, co-workers, and friends.

Melissa was a Project Engineer for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in Boston. During her career, she contributed to many local projects including additions to the TD Garden. Prior to coming to Boston, Melissa graduated from Bradley University in Illinois earning her BS in Civil Engineering with a focus on Structures. She also played Division I volleyball for 4 years and was a member of the ASCE steel bridge design and build team. During her time at school, Melissa contributed to research with two of her professors, coauthoring two articles focusing on the analysis of compression index equations as well as the settlement of beams on elastic foundations using the finite differences method. As part of that research, she attended and presented at the International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference in Valencia, Spain. Outside of work, Melissa was an integral member of the First Lutheran Church of Boston young adult family, as well as cherished member of the Boston adult volleyball community. Melissa enjoyed mountain tops, waterfalls, sunrises, competing in outdoor grass volleyball tournaments across New England, and all outdoor excursions.

Funeral Services will be held at First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley St., Boston on Monday, October 19th at 11:00 am EST. Please reach out to youngadults@flc-boston.org for details. Federal & State guidelines will be followed. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Burial will be held at Saint Trinity Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, October 21stat 11:0 AM

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Melissa’s memory to: First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1703 Plaza Drive, Fulton, MO 65251 or American Red Cross. A service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL