- 60 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 3, 1945
- Date of passing: Mar 18, 2006
|Let the memory of Mel be with us forever|
"I feel so good for the many years of friendship with Mel Thake Hunting fishing vacation & his family. It seems like only yesterday. Our last walk in the timber. Bob"
"I lived next door to the Thake's for many years. My best friend was his daughter, Mary Beth. I will never forget the smell of his cigar. I remember going through the garage to go inside to play with Mary Beth and seeing deer hanging upside down with blood dripping. I remember Mel having me and Mary Beth smell the urine he used for hunting. I just couldn't understand why he would rub that on himself! Mel was a really good photographer and I have pictures of me that he had taken. He was a very kind man. I can't believe he has been gone for 10 years. I send all my love to his family."
"Mel was one of my all-time best buddies. We coached and taught together, played bball together, traveled together, and I watched his young family grow up during the few years we were in Bonn, Germany. He is missed terribly. I send love and best wishes to Barb and the rest of his family."
"I will never forget talking w him in the Mennonite hospital cafeteria about his success as a log roller. He said he was world champion log roller once. Knowing he liked to kid, I said "oh sure, Mel!" Well he pulled a card from his wallet that said "World Champion!" That time he wasn't kidding!
I also know he lived his family so much and they, him. I continue to feel so sad that he died so young. But I do know he's log rolling in heaven !!!"
"I remember Mel loving his family, life and the great outdoors. I enjoyed teaching with him at Metcalf. I know he is missed by many people."
"It has been 10 years since you have been gone. I will never stop thinking of what our life would have been like. I will always love and miss you."
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