VeteranMelvin “Hap” Lau Dies Nov. 8

Melvin E. “Hap” Lau, 89, of Astoria, died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1991, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born Aug. 15, 1902, near Astoria to Edmond and Ollie May Parr Lau.

Surviving are one niece, Rosalie Brush of Bushnell; and one nephew, Les Bellville of Princeville.

One sister preceded him in death.*

A World War II veteran, he was a logger and worked at a tree nursery.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Rev. Jim Comstock officiating. Burial was in Summum Cemetery in Summum.

Memorials may be made to Summum Cemetery.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/30/1991

*Laura’s note: Additional submitted information lists his sister as Caroline (and Jiles) Belville. The submitter also states that Melvin never married.

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