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Harvey Melby

d. September 8, 2013

VISITATION:  Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Family greeting family & friends 6:30 to 8:00pm

FUNERAL SERVICES:  10:30am Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Amana Lutheran Church, Scandia, Kansas

INTERMENT:  Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, Kansas

MEMORIALS:  Amana Lutheran Church or Republic County Hospital

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 grandkids, 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 his wife, Betty; 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; and a 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 . Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville is in charge of arrangements.

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