April 18, 1931 - October 24, 2020
Naomi E. Melzer, age 89, of Bloomington. Preceded in death by husband, Bud; children, Teresa “Terry”, Jeff. Survived by daughter, Judy Melzer; grandchildren, Richard, Jeramie, Samantha, Travis; great-grandchildren and sister, Ruth Helgeson.
Mom grew up on a farm in Sedan, MN with her three sisters and one brother; mother, Minnie and dad, Oscar. I loved to listen to her talk about her days on the farm. She would talk about the hard work and hated cleaning the chicken coop. She had many happy memories of growing up on a farm. She left the farm to live in the Cities and go to secretarial school. She met my dad on a blind date. My dad was drafted into the Army, spending 2 years in Korea. They wrote back and forth to each other frequently. They married when he returned home. I found her letters while moving her belongings into my house. I would read dad's letters to her before she went to bed. Mom had many hobbies, making quilts that she would donate, making clothes for us kids when we were young. She loved to read, do puzzles, crochet and knit. Her mother would tell her, "Busy hands are happy hands." Mom was still living independently, driving and bowling on a league. She would play cards with her sister, Ruth. We went fishing every summer at Lake Minnewaska and she was very determined to catch more than one fish before leaving her spot. Mom had her routine of taking walks 2 times a day, and a leg exercise routine she would do before she got up. Mom had a sudden cognitive decline and was diagnosed with brain cancer. Mom was unable to return to her condo safely, so I moved her to my house to care for her. Hospice was coming to the house due to her terminal diagnosis. Mom was a very strong, independent, giving and loving person. She loved to visit with her grandchildren and great-grandkids. She will be dearly missed............ "I love you Mom." Judy
Memorial Service has been delayed until further notice