Hunter Melco

  • "Happy Birthday Hunter. I miss you everyday."
    - Ian
  • "I just learned today about Hunter's Passing. It's been..."
    - Frank Wisniewski
  • "To all of you who have responded to this guest book, I am..."
    - Gary Uecke
  • "I have been wondering since hearing of Hunter's passing..."
    - Angela D
  • "Hunter seemed to always have a smile on his face, an..."
    - Raymond LeFavor

Hunter Terrence Melco, 31, beloved fiancée, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away after a traffic accident in Green Bay, WI on Sunday April 1, 2012.

Hunter was born in Princeton, Minn. on September 8th, 1980. His family moved to Wausau, Wis. in 1992. He graduated from D.C. Everest High School in 1999. Hunter earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems and worked for J.J. Vanderson & Company in Blaine, Minn.

Hunter was an exceptional athlete, loyal friend, a dream son to his parents, an idol to his sister and loved to laugh with his family and friends. Hunter was planning an April 27th wedding in St. Augustine, Fla. where he was excited to marry his best friend and soul-mate Gena Schaepe. Hunter touched so many lives and will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

He is survived by his parents Bruce and Sandy Melco of Wausau, Wis.; his sister Lacey Melco of Green Bay, Wis.; and his loving fiancée Gena Schaepe, of Woodbury, Minn. Other survivors include his maternal grandparents Earl and Ruth Uecke of Lake Tomahawk, Wis. and his paternal grandfather Lowell (Buck) Melco of St. Anthony, Minn. and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Dorothy Melco, great-uncle Bill Clark and maternal uncles Terry Jon Uecke and Denis Uecke.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday April 5, 2012 at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6404 Old Costa Ln. Schofield, Wis. Rev. Robert Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Hunter's name.

Online condolences may be given at

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Apr. 4, 2012
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