Melvin Brunk, Jr. 40 of Watersmeet, MI peacefully walked on December 16, 2021 at Aspirus Iron River Hospital.
He was born in Chicago, IL on December 17, 1980 to Melvin Brunk, Sr. & Mary Jane (McGeshick) Brunk.
Melvin loved the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs and Bulls. He had a fondness of classic trucks and cars. Melvin was known to his family and friends as a loving protector willing to help anyone who came to him. He was a very talented mixologist and bartender. Melvin will be remembered by his tender smile, charisma, sweetness and his outgoing need to be humble.
He is survived by the love of his life Tawnya Jean Hokkanen, daughters Mona Jane and Ava Daniell Brunk, mother Mary Brunk, brother Channing DeVerney, sisters Charlotte (Charles) Saxon, Celia (William) Brunk and Carol Brunk, in-laws Jean & Steve Hokkanen, Tara (Erik) Johnson & Troy Hokkanen as well as many aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grand nephews, cousins and friends.
Melvin was preceded by his father Melvin Brunk, Sr., sister Tracy Pete, cousin Ben Scott III, grandparent Vernon McGeshick, Ida Ackley, Frankie Brunk & Carol Antone among other loved ones who passed on.
Family visitation will be held Saturday, December 18th at 3 pm central time at the Lac Vieux Dessert Rec Center in Watersmeet, MI. Friends and other family are invited to join at 4 pm central time at the Rec Center. A feast will follow.
Funeral services for Melvin will be held Sunday December 19th at 10 am central time at the Rec Center in Watersmeet. Burial will be in the Old Indian Village Cemetery in Watersmeet. A feast will be held at Lac Vieux Dessert Rec Center following the burial. A celebration of life will follow the feast.
The Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel is assisting the family.