Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Richard Allen Melheim was born in St. James, MN, to parents Joseph “Smokey” and Ella (Panzer) Melheim on July 1st, 1952. He went to St. James High School and graduated in 1971. He then resided, worked, and raised his family in St. James. Richard took up hobbies that included gardening, wood shop, carpentry, and cooking for his family and friends. Neighbors in the community could always rely on him to lend a helping hand. Richard took pride in many things, but the most important to him was his family.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents. Brother, Eugene “Jigs” Melheim, sister Carolyn “Dutch” Petersen. Niece Jenny Gumroyan and nephew Lance Cowell.
Richard is survived by his three sons, Chris (Terri) Melheim or Sleepy Eye, Ryan Melheim of St. James, and Lucas Melheim of Apple Valley. Grandson Derek Melheim of St. James, and Great-Grandson Jonathan Fischer of Jackson. One Brother, Ronnie “Chopper” Melheim of Mountain Lake. Three sisters, Marilyn “Pickles” Thompson of Windom, Diane (Ivan) Englin of Mountain Lake, Mary Jo (Brad) Cowell of St. James and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to friends and loved ones for their condolences and support.
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