Melody J. Bretsch

Melody J. Bretsch
Date of Birth: June 15, 1956
Died on: November 01, 2020

Melody J. Bretsch, 67, of Aberdeen, SD, died Sunday, November 1, 2020 at her home in Aberdeen.

Melody J. Erickson was born in Aberdeen to Donald and Mary (Pesicka) Erickson on June 15, 1956. She grew up in Onida, SD and graduated with the class of 1974. On June 7, 1975, Melody married Robert Bretsch and they made their home in Aberdeen. Together, they raised two children and enjoyed times camping, fishing, and playing cards.

They especially shared a love for racing. Melody loved her family and cherished time with her grandchildren and often took them on trips. It meant a lot to her after she reunited with her sister after many years.  In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting and scrapbooking, watching Minnesota Vikings and NASCAR, and spending time with her beloved canine companion, Bella.

Melody held numerous jobs including running a daycare, Super 8 Reservations, ITI, McDonald’s, and Midcontinent Cable. Grateful for having shared Melody’s life are her husband, Robert Bretsch; children: Heather Dockter and Justin (Heidi) Bretsch; grandchildren: Matise Dockter, Carver Docker, Tangi Bretsch, Rayce Bretsch, and Knox Bretsch, and sisters: Cherie (Ray) Busard and Debbie Wagner. Preceding Melody in death are her parents, Donald & Mary Erickson, and brother Tim Erickson. 

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