Mel Ernest Bourdo was reunited with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 11, 2022 after a courageous but short battle with cancer.
He was born July 4, 1962 to Owen & Doris Bourdo. He was the youngest of 4, being the only boy.
He met the love of his life and soulmate, Shelly in 1991. They were married September 7, 1996. They made their home in Palmyra and became members of Fellowship Bible Church. Church was very important to Mel. He loved to spend time with God's people, serving as a deacon and on the worship team. His great love of Christ was what made him such an incredible husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.
He had incredible insight and could often see the solution to a problem, often before others even realized something was wrong. He wasn't a big talker, but when he spoke, it was after deep consideration, especially biblical things and where important, life affecting issues were concerned.
If there was work to be done and people to be helped, he was always there, taking the lead and making sure that it was done properly.
He always had several projects going such as repairing his boat and fixing things around the house.
He was never without a witty response or bad “dad joke.”
He loved his work, installing Underground Electric and operating heavy machinery.
During his battle with cancer, he was never once afraid of dying. He actually embraced and anticipated as he looked forward to eternity with Christ. He did, however, express much sadness and concern for his loved ones remaining. His final weeks were spent making sure his family was protected and provided for.
He is survived by his mother, Doris, wife Shelly, son Daniel Bourdo (Dana), Elijah Bourdo, Abigail Bourdo (Jordan Crowe), his sisters Debbie Boness (Charlie), Linda Koehler (Shawn), Ann Zabel (Mark), his grandchildren Logan, Chelsea and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Bourdo as well as their mother Tina Bourdo. He is further survived by a multitude of cousins and aunts and uncles. He is also survived by all of his dear brothers and sisters in Christ at Fellowship Bible Church in Palmyra.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Fellowship Bible Church property located at 422 W. Waukesha Rd. in Eagle with Pastor David Griffith presiding. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the church property.
Guest are encouraged to bring a blaket or chair if they wish. Folding chairs will be provided.
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