Melodee Jayne (Thyr) Straka
Nov. 2, 1957 - Oct. 27, 2007
Melodee passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth after suffering a major stroke. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with visitation one hour prior to the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home.
Melodee was born on Nov. 2, 1957, in Brainerd to Joseph and Faye Thyr. She was raised in Brainerd where she attended school. She lived in Minneapolis for many years but had made Duluth her home for the last five years with her husband, John.
She is survived by her husband, John Straka, of Duluth; daughters, Tausha (Bob) Morrison, of Brainerd, and Megan Payne, of Minneapolis; granddaughters, Paige and Kristina; stepdaughter, Jocelyn Straka, of Duluth; stepson, Jonathon Straka, of Fergus Falls; her father, Joe Thyr; and mother, Faye Thyr, both of Brainerd; one sister, Julie (Pete) Henry, of Baxter; and nephew, Taylor Stevenson; and niece, Kate Stevenson.
Melodee will always be remembered for her generous heart and kind spirit.
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