Alumni Obituaries

The HPS Foundation has generated the following obituaries from the Hastings Tribune.  Click on the year for a list of alumni who passed away in 202120202019, 2018, 201720162015201420132012, and 2011.  If you have an obituary that you would like shared, please ..

  • Marsha M. (Troudt) Elliott, a 1965 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 21, 2022.  She worked at Head Start until retirement in 2012.  

  • Steven E Debacker, a 1990 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 21, 2022.  He attended Good-Will Industries, was active in the Special Olympics, Hastings Kiwanis Aktion Club and St Cecilia’s Special CCD

  • Glen A. Wiens, a 1959 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 16, 2022. He served in the Army National Guard and farmed.

  • Duane E. Fritz, a 1959 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 7, 2022.  He served in the Army National Guard and worked for Tops, Hastings Casket Company, McRoberts, and Hastings Irrigation Company.  

  • Ruth (Leonhardt) Barfknecht, a 1947 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 9, 2022.  She worked for the City of Hastings, City Clerk, Hastings Utilities and Hastings Public Schools.  

  • Wayne B Weber II, a 1963 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 11, 2022.  He worked for State Federal Savings and Loan - American Charter Savings and Loan, and opened franchises of Eileen's Cookies in Lincoln.  Retiring in 2007.  

  • Glenn G. Hunnicutt, a 1943 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 13, 2022.  He served in the United States Army, worked as an electrician at his business Service Electric until retirement.

  • James E. Stutesman, a 1961 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 11, 2022.  He served in the Army National Guard and the United States Army and was employed as a deputy sheriff in Adams County until retirement

  • Julia A. (Rippen) Schutte, a Hastings High graduate passed away on January 1, 2022.  She was a farm wife and made ammunition at the Naval Ammunition Depot.

  • Phyllis M. (McWhirter) Marian, a 1946 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 2, 2022.  She worked for the Kansas Nebraska Gas Company and then was an assistant librarian at the Lincoln Elementary school for 24 years.

  • Helen J. (Nauenburg) Valentine, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 4, 2022. She was a homemaker, sold Avon, worked part-time for Union Elevator and at The Regency as a meal preparer.