Douglas Mellema

CHANNING – Douglas Gene Mellema, 60, of Channing, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1953, in Holland, son of Bonnie L. (Hodge) Mellema and the late Donald G. Mellema.

Doug graduated from Decatur High School in 1971. He worked in construction trades and was a member of the Lawton Eagles. He loved the outdoors. Camping, fishing and woodworking were some of his hobbies.

Doug is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Wayne) Allen of Kentucky; his mother, Bonnie Mellema of Crystal Falls; two sisters, Donna (David) Adams of Channing and Darsi (Jeffrey) Huffman of Paw Paw; three brothers, Devere (Kim) Mellema of Oregon, Darryl Mellema, and Dwayne Mellema of Florida; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be on Friday, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the Medical Care Facility-Wood Haven Chapel in Crystal Falls. Pastor Dave Anderson will officiate.