Melvin H. Lingnau, age 67, of Farwell, TX passed away on January 20, 2014, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center in Muleshoe, TX.
Melvin was born on January 28, 1946, in Clovis, NM to Otto and Alma Louise (Hintz) Lingnau. He was raised in Farwell and graduated from Farwell High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967 and in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. He farmed most of his life in the Farwell Community. He loved classic and antique cars. Melvin was a charter member of VFW
Post 3280 and the AMVETS Post 14.
Melvin is survived by two sons: Brandon Lingnau and Brent Lingnau, both of Amarillo, TX; two brothers: Delbert and Myrna Lingnau of Farwell, TX and Edwin and Mary Ann Lingnau of Clovis, NM and one sister: Evelyn and Murray Martin of Clovis, NM.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carolyn Lingnau.
Family visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis, NM. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Sunset Terrace Memorial Cemetery in Farwell, TX with Rev. Scott Blazek officiating.
Memorial Contributions can be made to High Plains Epilepsy Association, 806 S. Bryan Street, Amarillo, TX 79106 (800) 806-7235.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd, Clovis, NM (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com