Melek, Michael Joseph On Friday, May 6th, 2022, Michael Joseph Melek, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 75 after a courageous and hard fought 18-month battle to recover from Covid-19.Mike was born on November 29th, 1946. He was a proud Edison High School Class of '64 alum.With his roots planted in Northeast Minneapolis, Mike left home to serve his country as a U.S. Marine Corporal in Vietnam. "The Few, The Proud" became a lifelong mantra. He married his wife Linda (Walseth) on February 3rd, 1968.There was no greater pride than what he took in his children and grandchildren. Mike began as a proud hockey & softball dad for his two children, then it swelled to a whole new level as his five grandchildren excelled in both athletics and academics. As consummate storyteller and inclusive host, Mike's pride was shared with friends and strangers alike. Whether it be a family dinner, holiday gathering, golf outing at Manitou Ridge or poolside in Zihuantanejo, Mexico, Mike always had a seat saved at the table for you. "Enter with a happy heart, may all who enter as guest, leave as a friend"Mike was preceded in death by his wife Linda, his father Michael, mother Dorothy, and sister Janet (Bader). He is survived by his two children Tricia Domagall (Jim) and Chris (Annie), and his grandchildren Gretchen, Josephine, Abraham, Caitlyn, and Michael, nieces and nephews, Tami, Tony, Julie, Michelle, Ryan, and Dan plus many more family and friends.Heartfelt thanks to the "Golden" care team at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery July 11, 11:30AM. Visitation 4-7PM Monday, May 23 with memorial service at 5PM all at: Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828 2901 Johnson St. N.E.