Melvin Wasserburger

Graveside services for 61-year old Melvin Wasserburger will be Sat, Jan 23, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Montrose Cemetery. 

A Memorial has been established for the Ponderosa Villa Bath House project. Donations may be sent to Ponderosa Villa Bath House, PO Box 526, Crawford, NE 69339. 

Melvin Henry Wasserburger was born Nov 5, 1959, in Crawford, NE, to William Dale and Henrietta Louise (Hoffmann) Wasserburger. He died Monday, Jan 11, 2021 at Ponderosa Villa Nursing home in Crawford. 

Mel, the oldest of 4 siblings, started his life in construction under the supervision of Guy Mason, who was not only his mentor in construction, but also taught him a lot about life’s skills. 

Mel moved to Bozeman, MT, where he owned his own janitorial business in the early 1980s before moving back to Crawford in the 1990s. 

He suffered a stroke in 1996, which left him disabled. The Office of Human Development became his caregiver for 17 years before moving to the Ponderosa Villa in 2014. 

Melvin is survived by his siblings, Diane Marie (Kacey) Clark, Martin Wayne (Mary) Wasserburger, Marvin Wade (Lynn) Wasserburger; uncles Dallas (Enid) Wasserburger, and John Anderson; and aunt Mary Ann Miller; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale; mother, Henrietta; uncles, aunts, and cousins.