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Viola Melvin

October 24, 1934 — January 17, 2022

Hastings resident Viola Mae Melvin, 87, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at Tiffany Square, Grand Island, NE.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 22, at Peace Luthern Church in Hastings, with Reverend Micah Gaunt officiating. Private family burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.  Book Signing will be Friday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Viola was born October 24, 1934, in Nuckolls County, NE, to Oscar F. & Margaret  (Fichtner) Mosier. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1951.  Viola married Leland “Lee” G. Melvin on May 26, 1951.

Viola Was a homemaker.  She was employed by the Tribune circulation department and the Village Diner.  Viola was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gerald “Gary” Melvin; two brothers,  LaVern “Bud” Mosier and Donald Mosier.


Leland G. “Lee” Melvin

Son & Spouse:
Craig & Jill Melvin – Hastings, NE

Grandchildren & Spouses:
Cory Melvin – Souix Falls, SD
Jeni & Jesse Synder – Omaha, NE
Heidi & Karel Polacek – Clatonia, NE
Hannah & Aaron Rodgers – Hastings, NE
Haley Melvin – Hastings, NE
Hillary Melvin & Dev Hiripitiyage – Overland Park, KS

Alex & Emily Synder
Savannah & Mabel Polacek
Carter, Landen & Parker Rodgers
Azariah, Aijalyn, & Arrielly Melvin
Dean Hiripitiya

The Nieces:
Joyce, Faye, Evelyn, Alice, Amy, Janet, Donna, Betty, Lyneette, Julie & Rhonda

The Nephews:
David, Dean, Tony, Chuck, Dan, Jimmy, Robin & Roy

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Viola Melvin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Book signing

Friday, January 21, 2022

10:00am - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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