Mel proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Milwaukee Railroad for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 49 years, Dorothy “Dot” Taxis; a daughter, Linda; a son, James; a brother, Vernon; and a sister, Marlene.
Mel is survived by a brother, Milton Taxis; a grandson, Jeff Lane and wife Penny; a niece, Cheryl Guilloz and husband Jed; three nieces, Denise, Deena and Gayle; as well as nephews, Glenn, William and Bart.
In keeping with Mel’s wishes, services will be private.