Harvey G. Melby
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home
Harvey G. Melby, 77 years of age, of Belleville, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Republic County Hospital in Belleville. He was born on December 30, 1935 near Scandia to Elmer and Bernice (Hanson) Melby.
Harvey graduated from Scandia High School in 1953.
He married Betty Thompson on January 8, 1956 in the Amana Lutheran Church in Scandia.
Harvey was a farmer/stockman all of his life and sold Pioneer Seed for 19 years. While in high school, he farmed the Cowle farm which enabled him to buy a Buick as a high school senior. Harvey enjoyed all of his family including his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was an active member of the Amana Lutheran Church in Scandia where he served various positions for many years.
Harvey is survived by -
Son: Steven Melby and wife Terri of Mankato
Daughter: Lydia Steinlage and husband Paul of Corning
6 grandchildren: Bethany Cass and husband Clay of Laramie, Wyoming
Ericka Melby of Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Aaron Melby of Manhattan
Alex, Theo, and Nate Steinlage, all of Corning
Sister: Martha Martin of Wichita
Sister-in-law: Genevieve Melby of Scandia
Several nieces and nephews
Host of friends and relatives
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Merle and Earl; and a brother-in-law, Lorn Martin.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, September 9, 2013 in the Amana Lutheran Church in Scandia with Pastor Delvin Streker officiating.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 PM Sunday, September 8, 2013 with family greeting friends from 6:30 to 8 PM in the Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville.
Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Scandia.
Memorials are suggested to the church and the Republic County Hospital in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com.
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