Michael Louis Melcho, 60, of Locust Grove, VA, formerly of Marshall, IL, passed away at his residence on Sunday, August 26, 2012. He was born December 7, 1951 at Terre Haute, IN. Michael graduated from college with an Applied Science degree in Architectural Engineering. His lifelong work experience included residential design and construction. In 1988, Michael and his family moved to Lake of the Woods. He was a member of the LOW MGA for many years and enjoyed playing golf and residential design. He is survived by his wife, Christine; a daughter, Karen Melcho both of Lake of the Woods; his mother, Mary Melcho of Marshall, IL; two sisters, Judy Tingley of West Union, IL and Linda Hildebrand of Mattoon, IL and two brothers, Daniel Melcho and John Melcho both of Marshall, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Noah Melcho and three brothers, Robert Francis Melcho, David Joseph Melcho and Stephen Paul Melcho who all had resided at Marshall, IL. Memorial services will be 6:00 PM Thursday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be 11:00 AM Friday at St. Mary's Cemetery at Marshall. Visitation will be 4:00 PM until service time Thursday at the funeral home.