August 30, 1970 - March 30, 2016


Melissa Joan Krecklau, age 45, Backus, MN, formerly of Albany, MN, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 1:30 PM at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Melissa was born August 30, 1970 in St. Paul, MN to Terrance and Mary (Sutton) Bellows. She married Brian Krecklau on September 14, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV. Melissa enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, reading, collecting agates, antique shopping, being outdoors, fishing and bird watching.

Survivors include her husband, Brian Krecklau of Backus, MN; daughters, Jacy Bellows of Bismarck, ND; and Kelsey Bellows of Farming, MN; mother, Mary Bellows of Byron, MN; father Terrance Bellows of Cottage Grove, MN; brother, Eric Bellows of Chandler, AZ; and half sisters, Kristen Bellows of Mesa, AZ; and Monica Wallraff of Oakdale, MN.