Melanie Shaffer

April 16, 1958 - August 05, 2017

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Age 59, longtime resident of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully August 5th, 2017. Preceded in death by her father Alfred McCaffrey; brother Brian (Snookie); and sister Beth. Melanie owned and operated her own home daycare for 24 years, and always took great joy in caring for children. She was creative and had a strong, resilient spirit, and will be missed greatly by her family and those who knew her. She is survived by her mother Betty McCaffrey; sisters Kathy and Patricia; husband Ken; son Eric; and daughters Tara and Tracy. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, August 19th at Elim Baptist Church, 685 13th Ave NE Minneapolis with visitation one hour prior.