Michael Allen Meleski, 59, passed away–or as he often referred to it: returned Home–peacefully on the morning of August 23rd 2022, after battling valiantly against cancer for over 5 years.
Mike was born on September 27, 1962, raised in Greenfield, WI, to his parents Sharon (Jim) Knight and the both late Michael (and Judith) Meleski. He was the beloved husband of Amie. Loving and proud father of Nathan, Jacob (Alyssa) and Raychel. Adored brother to Mark (Jodean), Kenneth (Michele), Ann, Jason, Mary (Andrew), Stephen (Kat), Sarah (Robert), and Rebecca (Matthew). Devoted grandfather to Ahren. Cherished member of a large family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and over 50+ cousins; of which the time spent and memories made he held close to his heart. Dedicated mentor, healer and friend to many, many others.
Mike joined the Marine corp after high school, where he served for 4 years. Once he returned home, he accompanied his brother, Mark, at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa to pursue both of their dreams of becoming chiropractors. All who knew them during this time knew them to be more successful than most in both their studies and in throwing parties, making quite a reputation for themselves. After college Mike went on to owning and managing many different Chiropractic clinics in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, with his brother Mark and fellow classmate, Douglas Reese. For the past 10 years he settled down in Menomonee Falls, continuing to serve his patients both near and far, who he liked to refer to instead as friends.
Mike had always been committed to life-long learning to better assist all who sought out his care and guidance, but he never stopped believing in living a full life outside of his work, just as he had in college. He had a deep love for travel, social gatherings large and small, meeting new people, admiring nature’s beauty, marksmanship and hunting, movies, playing cribbage, music and so much more. He truly took life at full stride and without any fear. In his final months he insisted that he did not want those who knew him to remember him with sadness and mourning in their hearts, but instead with joy and laughter. As he will be looking down at us, with drink in hand and smile on his face, expecting us to be looking back up at him just the same.
Visitation at Schramka Funeral Home: 13220 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53005, Thursday,September 1, 2022 from 2pm-4:30pm, time of sharing from 4:30-5pm. Celebration to follow.