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Melvin E. Massey

November 17, 1943 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 76)


Melvin E. Massey of Hastings, 76, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Bryan West Medical Center, Lincoln, NE.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. In honoring his wishes to be cremated, there will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church.

Melvin was born November 17, 1943, on a farm south of Oxford, NE to Lloyd & Evelyn (Schroeder) Massey. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, NE. Melvin served in the Nebraska National Guards for six years. He married Jane Maruhn in 1967; sons Timothy E. Massey and Craig A. Massey were born.

Melvin worked for Fast Construction starting in 1967 and completed an apprenticeship. He started Hastings Masonry in 1975; retiring in 2016. Melvin was an accomplished bricklayer/mason, some of the projects he completed were the stone floor in the Archway over Interstate 80, Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island, Cattle/Sheep arena and the Expo Center at the State Fair in Grand Island. He was an avid hunter and Husker fan.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Massey and Evelyn Featherston; and grandparents, William & Kathleen Schroeder and Frederic & Clara Bell Massey.

Wife of 52 years:                   
    Jane Massey – Hastings, NE
    Timothy Massey – Grand Island, NE
    Craig Massey – Colorado Springs, CO
Siblings & Spouses:              
    Conrad & Teresa Massey – Cambridge, NE
    Barbara & Kenneth Pickenpaugh – Douglas, WY
    Gary Massey – Albuquerque, NM
    Linda Massey – Douglas, WY
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

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