In Memory of

Melissa Marie Sebastian

July 16, 1962 - August 5, 2020
From: Everly, IA
Melissa Marie Sebastian

Melissa Marie Sebastian

Born: July 16, 1962
Died: August 5, 2020
Age: 58

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It saddens us to announce that Melissa passed away at the Sioux Falls Hospital on August 5th, 2020, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Melissa Marie Sebastian, the daughter of Edward and Karen McClurg, was born on July 16th, 1962, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Spirit Lake where she graduated in 1980.
Melissa married Kevin (Sebastian) on July 1st, 1996. They moved to Everly, Iowa, in the spring of 1997. Melissa and Kevin had recently celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary. They loved each other deeply. 
Melissa loved animals from an early age. This love for animals led her to the Medical Institute of Minnesota where she studied to become a vet tech. She always had a soft spot for an animal in need, often bringing home one or two. Throughout the years Melissa worked in several factories. She was known for her hard work ethic, a value she learned early working on the family's farm. Melissa spent the last 13 years working for Menards in the garden department. 
Melissa enjoyed gardening, updating her home, decorating for the holidays and spending time with her family and friends.  Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kevin; daughter, Ashley (Ryan) Schofield and  granddaughter, Paisley; son, Michael (Nicole) Grubb; brother, Dan (Katie) McClurg; sisters, Susan (Todd) Lynn and Sandra McClurg; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Karen (Moritz) McClurg and her grandparents.
Melissa will be remembered for her warm smile, compassion and strength. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly.
The impact one has on our lives is often not truly felt until they are gone. This could not be truer for us today. “When the days become dark and I’ve lost my path, I know you will shine your light for me to find my way.”  

SERVICES
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Warner Funeral Home in Everly.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Lee Laaveg
MUSIC
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
By Iesha Toft

Organist, Cynthia Knapp
INTERMENT
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa

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Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Mike and Ashely Iam so sorry about your mom. I just found out. We always would see her at menards, but havent been there latley because of the cornia viris. I would never have guessed that she was sick. Iam so sorry. 'She will be missed. Prayers to you and your family
- carol scott
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 3:11 PM
“We are with heavy heart, to learn of the passing of this very special lady. Loved seeing her at work with her cheerful smile, and was always so helpful. Loved her gardens at her home as well. So talented! We will miss her presence, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. God Bless”
- Todd and Tracy Meyer
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8:43 AM
“Kevin and family, am so sorry for your loss, she will be greatly missed,,meet her in style craft, very kind,,and menards,,so my prayers go out to you all,,I will miss her beautiful smile 🙏🙏”
- Brenda Mattheis
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“So saddened to hear of Melissa’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at Menards! She taught me alit she will be missed greatly. So glad I had the chance to meet and wirk with her.”
- Tracy Zahrt
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“Kevin, I am so very sorry to hear about Melissa. Always here if you need to talk”
- Ianthe Coover
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“Kevin and family you all have our deepest sympathies for the loss of such a wonderful loved one. May she rest in peace.”
- Mike and Deb Travis
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:35 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.”
- Rick & Mel Brichta
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:55 PM
“So sorry for your loss ”
- Sally Sandvig
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:55 PM
“Kevin, Wow, we are never prepared for such a shock. You and Melissa were such a great team and made everyone around you feel welcome, loved and equal. Just as several have left the message, Melissa was always willing to help and go extra if needed. Honor to have worked with both of you at Stylecraft and Menards. God's peace be with you Kevin. ”
- Marvin Schutter
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 9:54 AM
“Kevin and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Melissa's passing. She was a great lady, always friendly and caring; She will be missed by many. You're all in our prayers.”
- Joni Mehls
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“So sorry for your families loss. You have my deepest sympathy. ”
- Robin Hockett
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“Melissa- Thank You for the gift of your friendship. I always found acceptance with you and your family. Those memories bring me great joy. It has been my privilege to know such a great person. I am sorry you had to leave so soon. You have always been a great person to everyone you met. Thank You for teaching me the same. -With Deepest Sympathies. You will be missed.”
- Jodi Higgins-Pinyo
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:32 PM
“So sorry to hear of Melissa's passing. She was a great coworker who was always willing to help whoever needed it! Deepest Sympathies! ”
- Matt Starkson
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:32 PM
“I am very sorry for your loss! She was a great person to work with at Menards!! She will be missed greatly. ”
- Kelli Spaans
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