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Melvin E. Poss

Melvin E. Poss, 74, of Scotia, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul. The Revs. Martha Voigt and Bruce Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Scotia. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Poss was born on Dec. 30, 1937, on the family farm northeast of Cotesfield in Greeley County, the son of Fred and Grace (Gydesen) Poss. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Poss of Scotia; his children and spouses, Dale Poss of St. Louis, MO, Tammie and Allen Glaser of Kearney, Karen and Gary Kring of Axtell and Danny and Kristi Poss of Scotia; one sister and brother-in-law, Erma and Bill Neel of North Loup; two brothers, Donald Poss of Wolbach and Kenneth Poss and Mary Lou Navratil of Greeley; and sister-in-law, Jean Poss of Elba. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Brittney Rice, Blake Glaser, Brooke Glaser, Hailey Kring, Hannah Kring, Creighton Kring, Nolan Poss, Nathan Poss, Neleigh Poss and Natalie Poss; an aunt, Wilma Poss of St. Paul; and Elizabeth's siblings and spouses, Peggy and Tim Jones of Kearney and John and Jo Horky of Grand Island; and many nieces and nephews. Melvin attended Greeley County rural schools and upon completing his education, he farmed with his family. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth D. Horky on June 16, 1962, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The couple first farmed northeast of Cotesfield until Feb. 1966, when they moved to a farm southeast of Scotia, where they farmed until his death. Farming was truly Melvin's life. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Scotia. He enjoyed being outside, attending farm sales, dancing, playing cards, casino trips, and his machinery and livestock were very important to him. Melvin had a great sense of humor and he always said that he “loved to work”. He also dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Richard Poss; brother, Darwin Poss; in-laws, Gilbert and Bethel Horky; and brother-in-law, Tommy Horky. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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To Melvin's Family: I am so sorry for your loss. As the days and weeks pass, and you return to life's routine, may you be comforted by our ...God and Father of our Lord... the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God". (2 Cor. 1: 3, 4). Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please also find comfort in the following: John 11:11 where Jesus said, "...Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from the sleep." Our Heavenly Father holds out the hope of the resurrection and the ability to see our loved ones again.

D. Anderson Feb 14 2013 12:00 AM

Dale, Salt of the earth, that's what your dad was. A super guy. Will miss seeing him at Pop Corn Days. I'll never forget the look on his face when we went to that deli in Santa Monica, CA and there was a Omaha strip steak behind the counter priced at $31/pound. He just could not believe his eyes. Cherish his memories. Your classmate, Tim

Tim Edwards Feb 28 2012 12:00 AM

Tammie My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family today. Patty

Patricia Candy Feb 27 2012 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to you & your family...

Mart & Dee Hollenbeck Feb 27 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I trust you have many memories to help you through this difficult time. You are all in my prayers. Take care. Ron sabata

Ron Sabata Feb 26 2012 12:00 AM

Dale: I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May the love and support of your friends and family help you through this difficult time in your life. May you find peace and comfort in those who love you. With much love, Adam Leigh and Josh Jagger

Adam C Leigh Feb 26 2012 12:00 AM

Elizabeth & Family, Another child of God has been called home and will leave behind all who knew him with heavy hearts. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will alway have my memories of Melvins' smile, strong hands, and warm hugs. You are blessed to have your cherished memories of this good and kind man also. My prayer is that they will help to heal your hearts. With Sympathy, Sally, Bob, Boomer, Julia, Austen, Ashley & Harper.

Sally & Bob (Cetak) Peterson Feb 26 2012 12:00 AM

Danny & Kristi & Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Clayton & Amy Glause Family Feb 26 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Elizabeth and Family, I remember being on the coast with our Nebraska family and watching Melvin's first view of the ocean :) Also of traveling by train with my sister Amylea, Granny and Granddad to see you on your farm. May the Lord comfort your hearts. Love to you all:)

Maria Muetzel & Joe Anderson Feb 26 2012 12:00 AM

Dan Poss & Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Arlen & Becky Sawyer Feb 26 2012 12:00 AM

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