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Melanie LaGue


September 1, 2021

Melanie LaGue

February 15, 1973 - August 29, 2021

Melanie LaGue, age 48, of Mahnomen, MN, died Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Melanie Faith LaGue was born February 15, 1973, in Park Rapids, MN, the daughter of Dale and Kathleen (Hawks) LaGue. Her family moved to Elbow Lake Village when she was seven years old. Melanie attended school in Waubun and graduated with the Class of 1991. Following graduation, she entered the workforce and started at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. Melanie loved to move and wouldn’t stay put in the same place for very long and as a result she worked several odd jobs here and there. She was known for moving every couple years, finding a new place to call home and making new friends along the way. She lived in Waubun, Bagley, Naytahwaush, Detroit Lakes and Elbow Lake Village to name a few! Melanie took business classes at the White Earth Tribal Community College which allowed her to be employed as an eligibility worker for Mahnomen County Human Services. As her health declined, she was forced to take an early retirement.

Melanie was a fun-loving individual who always had a smile on her face. She liked to visit with friends, be with family and listen to music. She loved her family, her pets, traveling and meeting new people. Although she is gone from this world so soon, she will live on in the hearts of many forever.

Melanie is survived by her children: Dale LaGue of Mahnomen, Kathleen (Alex Lanoue) Beaupre of Naytahwaush, and Alan (Brittany Spry) Wichern Jr. of Ogema, MN; three grandchildren; two brothers, Jamie (Jerri) Hawks of Waubun, and Benjamin (Sharina Zornes) LaGue; one sister, Stephanie (Mike Helms Jr.) LaGue of Elbow Lake Village; “The Bitches”: Nichole (Dan Moran) Warren, Deanne (Ricky Soyring) Kroulik and Sheila Rawley; and aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her dad and her grandparents.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Elbow Lake Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake Village. A time of gathering will be held one hour prior.

Memorial Service

Elbow Lake Lutheran Church

Friday, September 03, 2021

2:00 PM

Hwy 113

Waubun, MN 56589

Time of Gathering one hour prior at the church


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