Melody Ann Nyman


After a courageous battle with cancer, Melody Nyman, age 59, passed away peacefully September 22, 2020 in her home surrounded by family. She was born on February 3, 1961 in Duluth, MN graduating from Duluth East High School in 1979.

It would be wrong to say that Mel lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. She always stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like.

She is survived by her love, Randy Archambeau, of 34+ years, her son, James Nyman and daughter, Kali (Daniel) Clement, as well as, her devoted companion Springer named Stormy who never left her side. She is also survived by her siblings, Dennis (Donna) Nyman of Arizona and Mark Nyman of Duluth, her best friend Sandy Polson plus many, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved her dearly.

Mel worked at Cub Foods for 22 years where she started in the deli and ended in the seasonal/floral department which led her to Hobby Lobby when it opened where she fulfilled her passion for crafts and creativity. Mel was well-known in the craft community along with her daughter, Kali, where they sold hand-made crafts in their “Tin Cup Booth” as Mel called it.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Mel also loved planting and working in her many flower and vegetable gardens, making syrup, pickling, canning jelly and wrapping venison. But most of all, she named, loved and tended to her 17 chickens. Her favorite was Stubs!

Mel stayed very active. She played softball, shot pool, darts and enjoyed bowling. She loved Nascar and her favorite driver, Tony Stewart. She fished, camped, went on countless agate picking adventures and was a rummage sale enthusiast.

Mel was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lorraine Nyman, brothers Fred Nyman Jr. and Rex Nyman. Mel will be remembered as a bright, shining light to her family and friends.

The family wants to express their thanks to the wonderful staff of caring nurses at St. Luke’s Oncology department.

A celebration of life will be held on October 3, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grand Lake Town Hall, 5297 Highway 53, Twig, MN 55791.

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