Melvin M. Mehling, 72, Gering

Gering -Melvin M Mehling, 72 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

His funeral service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Bayard with Pastor George Naylor officiating. Burial will be at Bayard Cemetery with military honors by the Nebraska Army National Guard. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to the church or the family. Bayard Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on July 5, 1941 in Bayard, Nebraska to Elmer Henry and Elise Elma (Terrell) Mehling. He received his early education at District #15 in Morrill County.

He married Margaret Lane on December 21, 1981 at Gillette, Wyoming and made their home in Gering, Nebraska.
Melvin was a member of the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Bayard, the Bayard DAV and Gering American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Margaret Mehling; sons Falen (Dalayna) Mehling of Ardoch, ND, Frank (Keri) Mehling of Ft. Morgan, CO, Mathew (Janica) Mehling of Scottsbluff; daughter Karla (John) Thompson of Broomfield, CO; grandchildren Kaela, Chris, Arron, Taylor, Jerred, Lea Rose and Hylas; two step grandchildren; brother Don (Marie) Mehling of Bayard; sisters Jean (Ron) Siffring of Ogallala and Maxine (Jim) Buxbaum of Sidney and numerous nieces and nephews.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Elsie and infant sister Carol.

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