Oct. 1, 1931 – May 23, 2019
Mel Brydl was born Oct. 1, 1931, and raised on a farm by Wilber and spent the rest of his life in Lincoln. After graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, he started his career in business at American Stores. In his free time, Mel was an avid gardener, accountant and bowler. He competed in 50 consecutive ABC tournaments and bowled a 300 game.
Our fond forever memories of Mel’s antics include using a seven-pepper mixture, protecting his bird feeders from squirrels and blackbirds, making ice cubes with plastic bugs inside, eating spaghetti and mataballs, giving dollar coin tips and his numerous famous quotes.
Mel passed away in his sleep from natural causes on May 23, 2019, at age 87. He was interred in the mausoleum at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery near his daughter, Wendy.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Brydl; daughters, Sherry Brink and Lori Anderson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends was held June 2, 2019, at Fallbrook Assisted Living in Lincoln.