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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Melanie Bryde

Melanie Marie Bryde (Hondel)

Saturday, July 5th, 1947 - Saturday, June 29th, 2019
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Melanie Bryde, 71, of Vermillion, passed away in the early hours of Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Avera Majestic Bluffs Hospice House in Yankton, SD.
Melanie Hondel Bryde was born on July 5, 1947 in West Allis, WI. She married John F Bryde on August 2, 1968. They relocated to Vermillion that year and moved into what has been the "Bryde House" on Catalina in early 1969.
She loved to sing, stitch, bake and grow beautiful flowers. She hung a special portrait of Jesus on her stairwell so that she could be greeted by his face every day and be happy. Her only regret was knowing that those who love her will feel pain and loss at her leaving.
Those who mourn her include her daughters, Melanie (Justin Morrill) and Bonnie, her son John, jr. (Stacey Scherschligt) and her loving grandchildren, Tyler, Rowan, and Rayna Malmberg, Kable and Kade Morrill, and Alison and Shawn Bryde; her sister, Judy Evanow, brothers Dennis, Paul, and Christopher, her nieces and nephews, and many friends, in particular her cherished friends Dawn Jensen and Dale and Lisa Johnson.
Waiting on the other side to joyfully welcome her Home are her husband, John F Bryde, her parents Carl and Colette Hondel, her brothers Jack, Bill, and Fred, many more friends and relatives she loved and who loved her, and, of course, her beloved dogs.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    Address
    416 Walker St.
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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    Officiant
    Fr. John Fischer
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    Vermillion
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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Lisa

Posted at 11:39am
Melanie was our next door neighbor for 11 years. We could always hear her singing! We grew grapes and raspberries which migrated into her yard...and instead of being crabby about it, she would present us with a case of grape and raspberry jam each fall. She truly was a kind woman and the world will miss that kindness.

Elizabeth Egan

Posted at 08:51am
Melanie Bride was one of my favorite people and one of my mother's best friends. She was kind, compassionate, hilarious and so incredibly generous. Whenever I called her, we would talk for hours. She loved feeding her little wild rabbits and taking walks with her dogs. When I was very young, she found my kitten who had been hit by a car. She sobbed and sobbed for the loss of a precious life and she worried about us in our grief. I loved watching her sing at church in the choir- you could tell how much she loved it too because she would just glow with happiness and grace. She made us laugh. She made us contemplate and think. She made everyone feel like they mattered. She was an amazing woman and I am so grateful to have known her. My heart goes out to her family and friends. The Vermillion community lost a jewel in its crown on Saturday.

Elizabeth Egan

Posted at 08:51am
Melanie Bride was one of my favorite people and one of my mother's best friends. She was kind, compassionate, hilarious and so incredibly generous. Whenever I called her, we would talk for hours. She loved feeding her little wild rabbits and taking walks with her dogs. When I was very young, she found my kitten who had been hit by a car. She sobbed and sobbed for the loss of a precious life and she worried about us in our grief. I loved watching her sing at church in the choir- you could tell how much she loved it too because she would just glow with happiness and grace. She made us laugh. She made us contemplate and think. She made everyone feel like they mattered. She was an amazing woman and I am so grateful to have known her. My heart goes out to her family and friends. The Vermillion community lost a jewel in its crown on Saturday.

Jim Englert

Posted at 02:29pm
Long years ago, I developed a distinction to help me understand something that lay well beyond my pedestrian religious understanding. It was this: A disciple loves God; a mystic is a disciple who has fallen in love with God.

I was thinking about my friend, Melanie Bryde, when this occurred to me. Here was a woman passionately, ecstatically, eternally in love with God, Who was the Source of her delight, as well as her Partner in an ongoing lover's quarrel. Here, too, came insight into what makes mystical love authentic: it overflows into spontaneous love for fallible, fickle folks like me. Mel loved the whole human thing. Each of us. All of us. Mitakuye oyasin.

How natural the segue, then, from being in love with God to falling in love with a Jesuit. And not just any Jesuit, but a blaring Old Testament prophet of a Jesuit. The consuming fire of a mystic's love joined the fiery passion of a prophet's truth. Whoever could have imagined that Teresa of Avila and Jeremiah himself would fall in love, and set up their household on Catalina Street in Vermillion, South Dakota? And yet, they did just that. And there's a whole multitude of us who are blessed to have been warmed by their fire.

Melanie, Bonnie, Johnny, thank you for sharing your Mom with us (as if you had much choice in the matter). And God, take delight in her (as if You need my urging to do so), because this world You created is a much less delightful place without her.
M

Morgan McDonald

Posted at 12:22am
I will never forget you Mrs. B! To know you as long as I did which was most of my childhood and first 4 years of motherhood! Thank you for all the advice and the memory’s of the Bible verse you said to me, the puzzle you gave me, and all the Halloween night visits to you and getting loaded up on candy and chips! I love you Mrs. B! Rest East!
 
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Mary Kay Evanow Posted at 01:26am

We left MIlwaukee for Canada in 1967, a family of 7..And it was years later that Aunt Mel told me that while we were at the railway station waiting for the train , and her waving good-bye, she thought she would never see us little ones ever again..She helped raise us, her sister's kids, nieces and nephews..I was the youngest out of the five, even though we talked alot over the phone over the years, it wasn't till 1994, that I finally got to see her again, and Uncle John..the road trip began, Vancouver B.C. to Vermillion South Dakota, John Jr. was getting married..I wanted to surprise them alittle early, but of course my directions were off, so I had to call her, to tell her that I was abit lost and to please come meet me at the gas station, where i pulled over..No problem be right there she said..I'am outside waiting, and then they pull up in a cool pale yellow cadillac. and with Aunt Melanie's glee on her face, arms on dash board, looking for me, I just lost it..Finally our long awaited visit from all those lost years..The next two weeks were a mix of sitting in the kitchen swapping stories of the past in our pajamas, eating popcorn..the next was her introducing me to Jerimiah Weed..IF no one is familiar to this as I was, it's a very strong bourbon, first sip your throat is on fire..But Auntie kept telling me it gets smoother after afew more sips..Wow. that night or two was a right off..It was a great visit, and to see my cousins, was a bonus too..She would pull the guitar out, and sing me a song, then we would do the jig togeather,,,What fun, I love her so much, it was very hard for me to leave..Miss your great sense of humor, even when you were in pain, you still made me laugh, and you never wanted me to feel sad for you were ready to leave, to be with your God..Rest in Peace my dear Auntie Mel..Love from your niece Mary Kay Evanow
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