Nathanael MelisNathanael Melis, 28, of Port Wing died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at his residence.
Nathanael Melis, 28, of Port Wing died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at his residence.
He was born outside of Bayfield on March 18, 1980, to Gregory and Terese Melis. Nathan was a poet and an artist, and had been employed by the Boathouse Restaurant for several years. He was sensitive and loving -- seeking life’s simple gifts.
Nathan is survived by his parents Gregory and Terese Melis of Port Wing, brothers Adam (Susan Kupperstein) Melis of Springfield, Va., and Aram Melis of Madison, sister Rachel (Tor Janson) Melis of Minneapolis, paternal grandmother Aileen Melis of Superior, maternal grandfather Tom Landwehr of St. Cloud, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Services will be held at a later date. Thompson-Hegstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please support people who are suffering from mental disorders. Memorials in Nathan’s memory may be sent to the Human Development Center Foundation in support of their activities in Douglas County. Address: 40 11th St., Cloquet, MN, 55720. Web site: www.humandevelopmentcenter.org.
Budding (for Mom)
It is good for the eyes
To be filled by dandelions
Good for the lungs the uncut grass
The push mown grass the dirt
After a night rain the worm hills
The robin’s dart the rain
Evaporating from the grass the
Softened by what opens
-- Nathanael Melis