Melvin W. Sanner, 77, Lawrence, Nebraska died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Graveside Services with Military Rites by V.F. W. Post #7285 of Sabetha, Kansas will be Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at the Sabetha Cemetery, Sabetha, Kansas with Rev. Ernie Moravec Officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation as his wishes were to be cremated. Memorials can be directed to the family. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Melvin was born on August 6, 1936 to Lee Gale and Ruth Edna (Hollabaugh) Sanner at
Sabetha, Kansas. Melvin served in the United States Air Force from October 6, 1958 to May 22,1963. Melvin married Josephine Eberly on May 22, 1965 in Raton, New Mexico. Melvin had been a member of the Morrill and Delaware Baptist Church’s. Melivin was a carpenter and had worked for Carmichael’s Construction, Hastings, Nebraska.
Melvin is survived by his Wife: Josephine, Lawrence, Nebraska, (3) Sons: Shawn Sanner,
Seattle, Washington, Robin (Mary) Sanner, San Diego, California, Mark (Cheryl) Sanner,
Wamego,Kansas, (2) Daughters: Toni Bennett, Seattle, Washington, Stephanie (Chris) Haussler, Lawrence, Nebraska, (1) Brother: Glenn (Gloria) Sanner, Fairview, Kansas, (9) Grandchildren, (3) Great Grandchildren. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, (1) Infant Son: Eric, (1) Brother: Gale and (1) Infant Sister: Linda.
My Dad passed away. He is at peace and no longer suffering from the pain related to his cancer. I am sad that his time went so quickly, but glad that we were able to be with him at the end. I think of him daily, remember the happy times we spent together, and cherish every moment I was blessed to have with him.