Micheal Meleen

Micheal Meleen

Micheal Morland Meleen, 67, of Onamia, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Mike was born in Milaca to Burton and Henrietta (Alderink) Meleen on December 21, 1946. He went to school at Milaca through the seventh grade and graduated from Benson High School class of 1964.
He served in the United States Marine Corp and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He was a member of the Siemers-Hakes VFW Post #10794. He married Patsy (Rogers) Meleen on February 15, 1969 in Gate City, Va. They made their home in Foreston and in 1991 moved to Onamia.
Mike worked as an owner operator at Wayne Transport for more than 20 years. He then built and operated a number of businesses over the course of the next 15 years including Meleens Holiday Sports, Trophys Sports Bar, and Sun Clean Center in Onamia. He was actively involved in the Alliance Church in Onamia.
Mike was known for his love of fishing. He spent his summers in Minnesota and Canada where he fished for walleye, crappies, and sunnies. He wintered in Port Mansfield, Texas where he and his fishing crew made trips on the Gulf of Mexico angling for red snapper. Mike enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. Rarely a day went by where he wasnt on the water and making others happy with his playful sense of humor while catching fish.
Mike is preceded in death by his father Burton Meleen, mother Henrietta (Alderink) Meleen, brother Robert Meleen, and sister Susan Meleen.
Mike is survived by his wife Patsy of Onamia, his children Kipp (Michelle) Meleen of Lehi, Utah and Kim (Todd) Nystedt of Mora; his sisters Andrea (Jerry) Peters of Inver Grove
Heights, and Jean (Pete) Ryan of Delano; his grandchildren Cody Nystedt, Kayla Nystedt, Jincey Nystedt, McKenzie Meleen, Hunter Meleen, Carson Meleen, and Grant Meleen.
Memorial Services will be held at The Holy Cross Center Crosier, Onamia on Saturday, April 12, 2014 with family visitation at 10 a.m. and memorial service at 11a.m. Services will be officiated by Pastor Dave Prosser of the Onamia Alliance Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Fisher House Foundation www.fisherhouse.org. Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
The family of Micheal Meleen wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Sam Ho, the staff at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis and the liver transplant team of the Transplant Center at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

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