Melvin E. Northrup, 88, of Lincoln, May 12, 1934-July 7, 2022
Northrup- Melvin E. was born to Eldon Freemont and Stella Genelia (Pinney) Northrup in Weld Co., Colo. May 12, 1934, and died at Bryan West in Lincoln Nebraska July 7 at 7:20am.
He studied at Campion Academy and Walla Walla College where he married Norma Short. He graduated from WWC with a bachelor's degree and later with a master's degree. He worked with the Seventh-day Adventist Church for forty years prior to retirement and had served as teacher and administrator in the Adventist school system, as well as pastor and conference administrator. He and Norma served with their children in Brazil 1960-1968. His ministry during that time required walking significant distances and riding animals, plus using canoes or launches to do pioneer work along jungle trails and on tributaries of the Amazon River.
Pastor Northrup is preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Stella; sisters Marla (Duane), Mildred (Joe) Akins, and Loretta (Dallas) Cross; and daughter Cynthia "Cindy" Storti. Survivors include his wife; his son, Melvin Northrup Jr., wife Ni, and their two children, Melvin III and Amy, all of Lincoln.
A visitation will be held Monday, July 11th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N 27th Street, Lincoln.
A graveside service will take place Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. at College View Cemetery in Lincoln.
Memorials to the family for future designation.