Melda Faye MarciniakMelda Faye Marciniak, 76, of Thief River Falls, MN passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. She was born November 13, 1936 to William and Doris (Rasmussen) Marciniak in Drayton, ND. Melda was baptized in St. Edward's Catholic Church in Drayton ND. She lived and attended school in Bowesmont, ND where she met and fell in love with Oscar Corneillie. On Apr. 19th 1952 they were united in marriage in Joliette ND. In that marriage they raised 6 children; Miles, Oscar Jr., David, Karen, Kristy and Kelly. On Oct. 31st 1965 she married Vern Nelson and during that union they welcomed one child, Michael. After 12 years with him. Melda met and was living with her soul mate Thomas Homme for the last 33 years; until the day she called to heaven.
Melda worked in several cooking jobs through out her life. She also enjoyed children so much that she opened a day care and took care of many children over the 4 years she was open. After closing the daycare, she worked at Northern Pride for 9 years. In 2004 she switched careers and went to work for Challenger Elementary School for next 5 years until her retirement in 2009.