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John Melis, 56, died on Monday, October 21st. He had been extraordinarily courageous in battling several serious medical issues over the last few years. His quiet dignity and unflagging optimism were remarkable given the challenges he faced. John was born in Barrington Il, and at an early age, the family moved to Racine.

John attended school in Racine, graduating from Case HS, and later from Carthage College in Kenosha. He resided in Racine for the rest of his life. He worked in the food service industry until his untimely passing. John’s passions were the Green Bay Packers, listening to music, and doing word puzzles. He was a kind and gentle soul to everyone who knew him well.

John is survived by by his 3 brothers, Stuart, David, and Stephen, and niece Evelyn Melis. He was the son of Lloyd and Miriam Melis, who preceded him in death.

There will be a private memorial for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to your favorite charity in his name would be welcomed by the family.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.