Renee Marie Melgaard, of Montevideo, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at her home in Montevideo at the age of 67.
A celebration of Renee's life will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Chisago Lakes Sportsman's Club (11624 Lake Lane, Chisago City, MN 55013) starting at 2:30 P.M.
Renee Marie Melgaard was born June 14, 1950 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Clarence and June (Speiser) Melgaard. She graduated from Murray High School in 1968. Renee was united in marriage to Steven G. Amunrud Sr. on August 9, 1969. Together, they had two children Tami and Steven II.
Renee spent much of her life as a caregiver. She was a foster parent on two separate occasions and had one of the biggest hearts the world could offer.
Renee really had a love for nature. She could spend hours watching the clouds and making pictures out of them. Renee would drive as fast as she could through town and take her own sweet time in the country so she could enjoy the scenery. She also enjoyed art such as drawing, painting, doodling and photography. Renee loved spending time garage-saling and antiquing. Renee would give anything to spend time with her family. She especially enjoyed babysitting her great-granddaughter, Erin. Renee was the kind of grandma where you would always walk out of her house with a full belly and heart.
Renee is survived by her children, Tami (special friend Gary and daughter Mikaylee) Folk, Montevideo, MN and Steve (Jenny) Amunrud II, East Bethel, MN; grandchildren, Jaycee (Jonathan) Hoogeveen, Dawson, MN and Breonna Folk, Montevideo, MN; great-grandchild, Erin June Hoogeveen, Dawson; brother, Bill (Diane) Melgaard, Lindstrom, MN; special friend, Bob Hoff, Ham Lake, MN; Dean Folk, Dawson; and many family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Amunrud Sr. and her parents, Les and June.