Melvon Arnold August Vollbrecht

August 6, 1919 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Melvon Vollbrecht Obituary

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Melvon Arnold August Vollbrecht, age 100 of Stanton, died Tuesday June 23, 2020 at Stanton Health Center in Stanton, Nebraska. He was born August 6, 1919 in rural Stanton County to Herman and Retta (Patzel) Vollbrecht. Melvon was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Melvon attended Stanton County District #55 and District #24. After 8th grade, he helped his father on the farm and later purchased it. He spent the rest of his life as a farmer until he moved into Stanton. He would drive his car out to the farm every day to check on his horses, pastures and the crops. He enjoyed riding his 4 wheeler and his horses well into his 90's.

He was an ardent conservationist. He was among the first farmers to put in terraces and dams on ravines to stop erosion. He seeded native grass and planted shelterbelts. Native animals and birds soon found food and shelter. One of his proudest moments was when he had all the pastures returned to native grass. He went to work at the Stanton County Soil Conservation during the 1957 drought. He was a perfect fit with Russell Clocker and Sherman Throckmorton.

On February 2, 1942 he married Viola Long. They later divorced. He married Elsie Daum on April 20, 1964. They were later divorced. Viola and Elsie preceded him in death.
Melvon enjoyed farming, playing third base on the Union Creek team and most of all… dancing. He and Viola were avid dancers and were able to know Lawrence Welk and other famous band leaders. He and Elsie faithfully attended dances all over northeast Nebraska. Where there was a dance, there was Melvon and Elsie dancing away.

Survivors include Melvon's six children Rose Ann and Terry Daniel of Meridian, ID; Arnold "Butch" and Donna Vollbrecht of Stanton; Nancy and Richard Hunt of Caldwell, ID; JoAnn Buckendahl of Kenesaw, NE; Don and Cindy Vollbrecht of Norfolk; and Ron Vollbrecht of Stanton.

Also surviving are Melvon's four step-children Connie Sue and Leon Schulz of Hadar; Dennis and Lageane Daum of Yankton; Chris and Andy Noelle of Norfolk; Cindy Janssen and Dick Walton of Norfolk

His grandchildren; Nick, Cory and Teri Daniel; Heidi Hunt, Robin Ellingson, Richard Hunt and Jessica Durham; Todd and Tony Vollbrecht; Joe, Jeff, and Mindy Buckendahl and Tara Schmidt; Eric Schroeder and Jordan Schroeder; and number great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren.

Preceding Melvon in death include his parents Herman and Retta (Patzel) Vollbrecht and his 11 siblings Ervin, Elsie, LaVerna, Edna, Ruth, Raymond, Mirle, Herman August, Loretta, Calvin and Harley; his two wives and his great grandchild Kiefer Daniel.

Funeral Service Information:

COVID -19 protocols will be followed at funeral home and church. Church requires a facemask in order to attend funeral.
Funeral Services: St. Luke's Lutheran Church - Stanton, NE
Date: Saturday June 27, 2020 - 10:00 A.M.

Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery - Norfolk, Nebraska

LIMITED ENTRY Visitation: 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Friday at Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary - Stanton, NE

Officiating: Reverend Robert Schlismann
Music: Organist: Joyce Heller; Congregational Singing - "Amazing Grace" "The Old Rugged Cross"
Pallbearers: Don Vollbrecht, Ron Vollbrecht, Todd Vollbrecht, Tony Vollbrecht, Corey Daniel, Jordan Schroeder
Honorary Pallbearers : Lowell Schroeder, Eric Schroeder, Tim Reichmuth, Dan Patzel, Dan Brandl, Robert Brandl

LIVE webcasting of funeral hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church and link found at our web portal

Live webcasting of funeral will be available at St. Luke's Lutheran Church and a link to will be provided on this website for LIVE viewing.

COVID - 19 protocols for funerals will be followed for visitation and funeral. Church requires a mask for all participants in order to attend funeral.

Questions please call 402-439-2109.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
10:00 AM
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
1500 Veterans Avenue
Stanton NE 68779
United States

Friday, June 26, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary
804 Jackpine Street
Stanton NE 68779
United States

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