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Melvin Wildman

November 26, 1924 June 14, 2019
Melvin Wildman
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Obituary for Melvin Wildman

Melvin Wildman was born November 26, 1924 to Farrell and Geil (Marr) Wildman in Decatur, Nebraska. He passed away June 14, 2019 at Elmwood Care Center in Onawa, Iowa.

Melvin graduated from Decatur High School in 1943 and entered the U.S. Army, where he served in WWII until 1946. In the summer of 1946, he married his high school sweetheart, Lucille Mussack. They were blessed with two children, Randy and Kay.

Melvin lived most of his life in or near Decatur. His family always told him he was a jack of all trades and master of none. He could fix or build anything that he or anyone could think of. He loved to tinker in his shop, camp, fish and watch Nebraska football. But his greatest love was his family. He rarely missed his grandkids’ ballgames or any activities. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Decatur. His last four years have been a struggle, so his family wants to remember him for his laugh and love of life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; parents; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Ray Swanner; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Dale and Evelyn Mussack, Roy Alvin and Evelyn Mussack, Harry and Marcella Graham, Charles and Kay Rutledge, Janice Mussack.

He is survived by his son, Randy (Barb) Wildman of Tekamah, NE; daughter, Kay (Lynn) Kellogg of Decatur; grandchildren, Mandy (Nick) Struble, Lindsay (Eric) Kroger, Kelley Wildman, Ben Kellogg, Chris (Casey) Wildman; 9 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Arthur Mussack.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

17

Jun

5:00 PM 6/17/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah

1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will be receiving friends. PRAYER SERVICE will be held at 7 pm.

Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah
1103 J Street Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

18

Jun

10:30 AM 6/18/2019 10:30:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church, Decatur

West 7th Street
Decatur, NE 68020

Military Honors will be held at the cemetery.

Holy Family Catholic Church, Decatur
West 7th Street Decatur 68020 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hillcrest Cemetery Final Resting Place

Decatur, NE 68020

Decatur 68020 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

To the family for future designation.

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