Melanie Marie (Claeys) Haggard
There will be a celebration of life for Melanie Marie (Claeys) Haggard on May 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Independence Park in Marshall, Minnesota.
Mel died on February 11, 2018 from complications due to COPD at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis surrounded by family members.
Mel was born on October 7, 1960 to John and Arlene Claeys in Minneota and spent her youth there.
She joined the Air Force and attained the rank of First Sergeant before her retirement.
Mel is survived by her daughters Bobbi Jo Baune and Emily (Anthony) Peterson; grandchildren Maia, Blake and Kyla Baune and Lilly Mae Peterson; siblings Mark (Laura) Claeys, Molly Zobrist, Jennifer Katz, Susan (Rusty) Restoff, Nancy (Butch Warnke) Claeys, Kevin Claeys, Marna (Mark) Lipinski and Kristin Claeys; and many nieces and nephews.
Mel is preceded by her parents, John and Arlene Claeys; grandson Michael Anthony Baune; sister Shari Claeys; and brother-in-law Gary Zobrist.
“It takes a lot of strength to let go.”