She was born July 30, 1931 at Giltner to Bruce and Doris (Meese) Kingston. Melva Jean graduated from Hampton High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Donald Haack on April 9, 1950 and they farmed in several areas including Cordova, Stromsburg and Bradshaw. The couple moved into Bradshaw where Melva was a resident until moving to the Henderson Care Center in November of 2013.
Survivors include three daughters, Joleen (Fred) Wiens of Live Oak, Texas, Sharleen (Jim) Bartels of St. Paul and Shirley Bartels of Great Bend, Kan.; five grandsons, Brian (Erinn) Wiens of Spring Branch, Texas, Darrin (Christy) Wiens of Brenham, Texas, Ryan Bartels, of Grand Island, Colton Bartels of Kansas City, Kan. and Turner Bartels of Great Bend, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Nathan Wiens of Spring Branch, Texas, Justin Wiens of Brenham, Texas and Logan and Mya Bartels of Grand Island; one sister, Grace Nordlund of Phillips; one brother, Jim Kingston of Red Cloud and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Melva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; brother, Roger Kingston and two infants.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at the Metz Chapel York with the Reverend Loren Cooper officiating. Interment will be in York’s Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the family.