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Nancee Melby 03/16/2022

Nancee K. Melby, age 60, left us way too soon.  Following a brief illness, Nancee passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Westchester Medical Center in New York.

Born on November 18, 1961 to Herbert and Arliss Melby, Nancee was raised in and around New Richmond, WI.

Nancee lived life to the fullest never afraid to try new and different things.  Probably her greatest passion was cooking and sharing her creations with friends.  She was warmhearted, generous, caring, creative and had a personality larger than life.  She loved being around people and would easily strike up a conversation with anyone she met and made them feel special.  Her many hobbies and interests included gardening, golf and spending time at the cabin or at Breezy Point.  Nancee pursued many other interests throughout her life, most notably the sport of curling.

Nancee enjoyed a long and successful career in the computer industry in variety of capacities and touched many lives both professionally and personally along the way.  She enjoyed her career, but her deepest passion was loving and caring for the family and friends that she now leaves behind.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herb and Arliss; brother, David (Janice); Nancee is survived by her spouse of 33 years Dello Roehl, her brothers, Craig (Sue) and Scott; sisters, Cheryl (Larry) Standaert, Carol (Terry) Peterson and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Nancee’s life will be held at a later date.  Cremation services coordinated by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services, 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI.



  • joanne l fletch Posted March 19, 2022 7:44 am

    Nancee was a loving, caring sweet gal, my thoughts and prayers are with her family

  • Kelly Stephens Posted March 20, 2022 1:56 pm

    She was such a great ambassador for the sport of curling. Her willingness to work on committees in the USWCA was greatly appreciated. She truly will be missed.

  • Terri Gleason Posted March 20, 2022 2:38 pm

    My dear Nancee you leave such a hole in our hearts and in the curling world. Your passion for your friends , beaming smile and crazy socks will be forever in my memory. God Bless and Rest In Peace

  • Angelia Blackowiak Posted March 20, 2022 3:59 pm

    Nancee is truly one of a kind and she will be missed by many. Dello, our thoughts are with you at this unbelievable time. Angie and Dan

  • Patti and Brad Balogh Posted March 20, 2022 6:43 pm

    We loved Nancee, we love you Dello ❤️ Our heart goes out to all of her family and friends.

  • Mary Kiel Posted March 20, 2022 7:17 pm

    My sympathies to you Dello. I am so sad to see this. Hugs! 😢🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Melissa Hickman (nee Hilgers) Posted March 20, 2022 7:28 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of this news. My fondest memory of Nancee was when she and Dello helped me plan the food for my wedding and catered the rehearsal dinner. They dolled up in tuxedo shirts and red bow ties and brought such humor and fun to the party. Long after the guests left, we chatted and laughed till our bellies ached. My heart goes out to you, Dello, and the family she left behind. She was a delightful person and I’m grateful I was able to join her orbit for a moment in time.

  • Janice Christoffersen Posted March 20, 2022 8:57 pm

    Nancy had a beautiful set for life. She will be missed by the many lives she touched along the way. My heart goes out to Dello and her family.

  • steven Stemig Posted March 21, 2022 9:46 am

    I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of Nancee’s passing ! A beautiful kind and energetic soul has, WAY TOO SOON, been called into our Lords arms. My heart breaks for those of us she has left behind. I would like to give special condolence’s to our dear sweet Dello. To see the two of you together was to look upon a truly perfect couple. She will be terribly missed.

  • Sally Augustin Posted March 22, 2022 8:49 am

    Nancee was a person I admired with the upmost respect.
    She was a leader. She made decisions quickly while considering a full spectrum of possibilities.
    Nancee was well regarded at the St Paul Curling Club, holding many top official positions.
    She was funny, fair and diplomatic.
    I was proud to be her teammate!
    She will be missed.
    Love you Nancee, Rest In Peace.
    Dello, we are here for you if/when you need. 💗

  • Bill Zabowski Posted March 22, 2022 10:48 pm

    I so enjoyed curling with Nancee for many years at SPCC.
    She was a great line caller standing in the house.
    She had a powerful yell no doubt.
    More importantly my wife and I enjoyed her company even more upstairs after our Friday Mixed League games.
    She had sass. She had spunk. She was always a very pleasant be around.

  • Faye Posted March 23, 2022 9:10 pm

    I’m grateful for the time that Nancee and I worked together at the Ann Arbor software company, ArborText. Nancee was cheerful, helpful and smart. Her investments in coworkers demonstrated her generosity and wisdom.

  • Mike Tidholm Posted March 25, 2022 1:09 pm

    Wow this is just hard to take in ,Nancee was way to young for this. I didnt know her that good but every time i would see her at Breezy she always had a smile ,she will be missed .

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