Feb. 6, 1921-Jan. 12, 2005
CURTIS -- Melvin M. Towne, 83, of Curtis, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2005), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born Feb. 6, 1921, north of Maywood, to William and Jessie Barry Towne. He graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in 1940. He then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for two years. He worked as a welder during World War II in Oakland, Calif., in the shipyards.
He returned to the family farm west of Curtis and has lived and farmed there ever since.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rowena; infant brother, Leonard; and one brother, Floyd.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa Towne of Curtis; two daughters, Roxanne Towne of Glendale, Ariz., Janice and husband, Bob Sedlak of Broomfield, Colo.; one son, Mark and wife, Tammy Towne of Curtis; two sisters, Verle Nelson of North Platte; Georgianna and husband, Willis Ervin of Golden, Colo.; six brothers, William Towne of Curtis, Lawrence Town of Curtis, Virgil and wife, Edna Towne of Curtis, Max and wife, Jean Towne of Elkhorn, Iowa, Harold and wife, June Towne of Fairbury and Leland and wife, Lois Towne of Curtis; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services are Monday, 2:30 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Curtis with the Rev. Kevin Burkhardt officiating. Burial is in the Curtis Cemetery.
Visitation is Sunday 1-9 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established.
Blase-Wetzel Funeral Home of Curtis is in charge of the arrangements.