Nancy Melland, 66 of Fargo, ND formerly of Breckenridge, MN died in her home, Friday July 19, 2013. The funeral will be 1:00PM, Thursday, July 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge, MN. The visitation will be from 11:00AM to 1:00PM prior to the funeral at the church. Kristi Bivens is officiating. The interment is at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Breckenridge.
Nancy Ann King was born February 12, 1947 to Lloyd and Shirley (Anderson) King in Wahpeton, ND. She grew up in Hankinson, attending a country school near Great Bend, ND, St. Francis Academy in Hankinson, and Hankinson Public School all before moving to Breckenridge where she graduated high school in 1967. Nancy was united in marriage to Roy Simonson on April 8, 1967 in Wahpeton, ND. From this union three children were born; Melissa, Chad, Tonya. On May 22, 1999, Nancy was united in marriage to Paul Joseph Melland in Wahpeton, ND.
When she was younger, Nancy loved to play softball as did many in the King family. She also enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and was a dedicated volunteer at the Dakota Boys Ranch. She never missed an opportunity to spoil her grandchildren, experiencing much joy buying them presents and bringing candy for them when they visited. She and Paul often attended the Senior Citizen Center in Fargo to play cards with friends.
Nancy is survived by her husband Paul, Fargo, ND; her children Melissa (Dennis) Troxel of Fargo, ND, and their children Crystal (Scott) Johnson, Jennifer, and David; Chad (Stacy) Simonson of Fargo, ND, and their children Melody, Nicolas, and Paige; and Tonya Simonson of Dilworth, MN and her son Kyle; her siblings Bill (Rose Marie) King of Wahpeton, ND, Bonnie Allard of Wahpeton, ND, Roy (Jean) King of Breckenridge, MN, Barb Coppin of Breckenridge, and Mary King of Heidelberg, Germany.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Shirley; her brothers David and Robert.