Melvin E. Massey of Hastings, 76, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Bryan West
Medical Center, Lincoln, NE.
Memorial Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings
with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be held at 4:30 p.m. Oxford Cemetery in
Oxford, NE. In honoring his wishes to be cremated, there will be no viewing or visitation.
Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to
the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation
Center is serving the family.
Melvin was born November 17, 1943, on a farm south of Oxford, NE to Lloyd & Evelyn
(Schroeder) Massey. He was baptized on September 2, 1945, and confirmed on July 7,
1963, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oxford, NE. Melvin graduated from Bridgeport
High School in Bridgeport, NE. He served in the Nebraska National Guards for six years.
Melvin married Jane Maruhn in 1967 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oxford, NE; 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
Sons: 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