Mass of Christian Burial for Melvin Reiser, age 68, of Butte, Nebraska, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Butte. Rev. Richard Reiser and Re. Bernard Starman will be concelebrants, with burial in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Butte.
Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 51 and Army National Guard Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, with an 8 p.m. wake service.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Melvin died Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Niobrara Valley Hospital in Lynch, Nebraska.
Melvin Michael Reiser, son of Wilbur and Agnes (Lechtenberg) Reiser, was born August 5, 1952, at Lynch, Nebraska. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School until the eighth grade and graduated from Butte Public School. Melvin served in the United States Army from 1972 until 1975 and was stationed in Germany. Melvin was blessed with two adopted sons, Gary and Carl Reiser, and an adopted granddaughter, Rebeka.
Melvin was a teacher and taught at Osmond Public School, Martin School in Martin, South Dakota, and Anoka School. His last school was Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School where he taught for 35 years.
Melvin was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, All Saints Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus.
Melvin is survived by his adopted son, Gary Reiser; granddaughter, Rebeka; siblings, Louise Ann Reiser of Spencer, Donna (Donald) LaFerrier of Elk Point, South Dakota, twin brother, Marvin (Julie) Reiser of Butte, Richard Reiser of Omaha, David (Linda) Reiser of Spencer, and Gregory Reiser of Spencer; many nieces and nephews and friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Agnes (Lechtenberg) Reiser; adopted son, Carl Reiser; sister-in-law, Pamela Reiser; and nephew, Jacob Reiser.