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. 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 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.
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