Alumni Obituaries

 

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  • Donna R. (DeMoulin) Kuhn, a 1954 Hastings High graduate passed away.  Donna was employed by the BNSF Railroad for 25 years and was active in city, state, and national politics.

  • Kathey M. (Dieken) Hamsher, a 1967 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 15, 2018.  Kathey worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot, raised her two children and started her career at the Hastings Regional Center.

  • Sandra Lee Gingrich, a 1987 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 2, 2018.  Sandi was a Special Olympics athlete and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

  • Cheryl A. 'Cherrie' (Fleming) Mooers, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 29, 2018.  Cherrie was a radiological technologist and co-owner of Electronic Systems with her husband Bruce.  She was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, member of Catholic Daughters of America and served on the Hastings Public Schools Foundation.

  • Richard M. 'Dick' Patterson, a 1956 Hastings High graduate passed away.  He worked in the Lincoln Public School system as counselor at Lincoln High for 30 years and played the piano professionally for over 60 years.

  • Roger L. Golden Sr., a 1947 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 26, 2018.  He was In the U.S. Air Force from 1949 to 1952.  He worked for Losee and Cornelius Auto Works and Chief Industries.  Roger was an avid outdoorsman and Nebraska Cornhusker fan and longtime bowler.

  • Mary Ann M. (Kottwitz) John, a 1949 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 19, 2018.  She was employed by Nash Finch Company retiring in 1997 with over 40 years of dedicated accounting and receptionist service.

  • Janice K. (Deeds) Callan, a 1961 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 21, 2018.  She graduated from Hastings Beauty Academy and was then an instructor there.  Janice was also co-owner of El Fiesta and owned and operated La Petite until 1998.

  • Daniel J. Warrings, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 18, 2018.  He was a farmer and enjoyed stock car racing, fishing, hunting and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

  • Michael V. Borden, a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 19, 2018.  He worked in the beer business for over 20 years before working for T & L, retiring in 2012.

  • Mark R. Zimmerman, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 12, 2018. He worked in the engineering department at Hastings Industries for over 40 years until his retirement in January 2018.

  • Donald R. Whitcomb, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 13, 2018.  He served in the U.S. Army and did a tour in Vietnam.  He was the President of Red & White Transfer where he worked for 49 years.

  • Patricia R. (Cooper) Wills, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 6, 2018.  She worked in child daycare and also cared for the elderly.

  • John L. Runcie, a 1974 Hastings high graduate passed away on July 4, 2018. He worked for farmers and farmed near Central City. He was also a truck driver in Kansas for many years.

  • Larry Barnes, a 1961 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 3, 2018.  He worked for KN Energy/Kinder Morgan and retired in 2008.  He was a member of the Elks Country Club and served on the Civil Service Commission in Hastings.

  • Sue C. Crabtree, a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 7, 2018. Sue was employed for many years at the Hastings Regional Center as a transcriptionist and later as a sales associate at Walmart. She was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Hastings Elk Does-Drove 112.

  • Steven L.D. Grade, a 1976 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 20, 2018.  He was a factory worker and worked at PW Pipe.  Steven enjoyed woodworking, tumbling rocks, drawing and using his metal detector.

  • Michael A. Swayze, a 1982 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 22, 2018.  Michael was self-employed and worked in engineering and maintenance.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

  • Lori D. (Weber) Jarvis, a 1978 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 14, 2018.  She was elected to office of Register of Deeds for Berrien County Michigan in 2000 and was re-elected four times and served until her passing.

  • Paula S (Wilson) McDowell, a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 25, 2018.  Pam enjoyed lifeguarding, swim competitions, softball, riding bikes and making stained glass windows. 

  • Carolyn (Fox) Priebe, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 7, 2018.  She taught ESL and special education for 35 years at Gibbon High School.  One of her happiest accomplishments was starting night courses in Gibbon for parents of ESL students.

  • Deanna K (Israelson) Krueger, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 2, 2018.  Deanna was an avid bowler and enjoyed the grandmas’ league.

  • Evelyn A (Henry) Layher, a 1952 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 5, 2018.  She was employed by Skagway North where she managed the Snack Bar form 1968 until 1990.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed painting ceramics, caring for seasonal flowers, and the company of her pets.

  • Dorothy A (Long) Hansen, a 1944 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 23, 2018.  She was a farm wife/farmer all her adult life, a charter member of the Harvard VFW Auxiliary, a charter member of the Adams/Clay County ARC and a member of St John's Episcopal Church in Harvard and St Mark's Pro-Cathedral in Hastings.

  • Bradley E Herberg, a 1987 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 22, 2018.  Brad worked in the plumbing field in Colorado and Nebraska for many years.  He was an avid sportsman and camper.

  • Aaron A Gardner, a 1995 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 21, 2018.  Aaron was employed by Kully Pipe and Steel Supply Inc. and was very involved with Kam Raceway.

  • Mary Elise Bohling Crumbliss, a 1954 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 17, 2018.  She taught at Hastings Junior High and Edgar High School.  Mary was a member of Chapter AAPEO and Eastern Star Chapter 268 and a volunteer EMT for many years.

  • Neoma J Stubbe Ohlin, a 1959 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 18, 2018.  She was a member of First St Paul's Lutheran Church and also served as the president of Hairdressers Association Affiliate #14.

  • Chuck D Cantrell, a 1967 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 4, 2018.  He Served In the U.S. Air Force and in the Nebraska National Guard.  He was an electrical contractor, a paramedic while he owned Woodburn Ambulance Service and owned and operated G & C enterprise.

  • Sue L (Barfknecht) Cook, a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 5, 2018.  She married John Cook in 1976 and made their home in Grand Island.

  • Peggy J (Moore) Palmer, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 9, 2018.  Her husband Bill and her were owners of Thrifty Lube in Fremont and she loved to quilt.

  • Robert E Morrow, a 1963 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 12, 2018.  He worked for Borley Mayflower and then for M& P Pork Farms.  He loved his animals, the farm, and Big Red football.

  • Nancy K (Stilson) Fergus, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 28, 2018.  She enjoyed many careers during her life including nursing, accounting and as an electronics technician with the Federal Aviation Administration in Scottsbluff.

  • Robert R. Asmus, a 1951 Hastings High graduate, passed away on April 21, 2018.  He served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic and was a farmer and carpenter.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Glenvil, Charter member of Glenvil Lions Club, Rural Fire District Board, Adams County Extension Board, Glenvil Co-op board and District 75 School Board.

  • Thomas B. Swedlund, a 1949 Hastings High graduate, passed away on April 15, 2018.  Tom and his business partner opened Tom & Jerry's Home Furnishings and Appliances and later built family, elderly and income-based apartments and townhouses in Hastings. 

  • Doris M Schuppan, a 1945 Hastings High graduate, passed away on April 12, 2018. She served as a bookkeeper for the family business, Schuppan's Sales and Service, Inc. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the VFW Auxiliary.

  • Edith L Perdew, a 1943 Hastings High graduate, passed away on April 10, 2018.  She was the administrator at Sunnyside for many years and was a member of first United Methodist Church and Lochland Country Club.

  • Gary A Jeremias, a 1969 Hastings High graduate, passed away on April 13, 2018.  Gary worked for Westland Homes and Hastings Utilities till he retired in 2002.  He was a member of Four Rivers Gun Club and the NRA and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

  • Robert W Zalman, a 1947 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 31, 2018.  He was a member of First St Paul's Lutheran Church, Grand Lodge A. F. & A.M., Midwest Lodge #317 in Hastings, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry S.J. USA Valley in Hastings, Orient of NE, Tehama Shriners, former DeMolay Dad, Past President lions Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 592, American Legion Post 0011 and LaDanza Dance Club.

  • Russell K Copple, a 1940 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 31, 2018.  He served as a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps, raised registered shorthorn cattle on the Clearview Farm, served on two school boards, many service committees, and the Juniata Co-op elevator board.

  • Bradley A Mueller, a 1988 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 18, 2018.  He was a former Army National Guard in Hastings and a member and former vice president of Eagles Aerie 592.  He worked in the family businesses, Frankfooters and TCBY, and finally at Hastings College in security.

  • Irva G Bierhaus Smith, a 1936 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 15, 2018.  She was a secretary for Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation System, Foote Ophthalmology, Dutton Lainson Company and First Presbyterian Church.

  • Marge K Streck, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 18, 2018.  She worked as a nurse's aide at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1993.

  • Christine M Stein, a 1977 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 1, 2018.  She attended Hastings College and worked for Montgomery Wards, Johnson Cashway and was an interior consultant for Jacobi's.

  • Betty J Bruntz Gillaspie Kort, a 1943 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 9, 2018.  She was active in Christian Women's Club, Original Betty Club, LeRoy Cheerful Works Extension Club and a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

  • Judy R Kramer, a 1956 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 8, 2018.  She worked in nursing in Nebraska, Minnesota and Kansas and taught psychology courses at Wayne State College, and L.P.N. classes at Central Community College in Kearney.

  • Genene A (Classen) Hansen,  1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 26, 2018.  She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, enjoyed quilting, baking and her grandchildren.

  • Alfred Akins, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 8, 2018.

  • Paul E Wathen, a 1945 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 14, 2018.  He opened a café in Hastings for 3 years and then took a salesman job at Uerling Furniture for 41 years.

  • Connie R (Gaymon) Halloran, a 1961 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 9, 2018.  She was a teacher at Hastings Public Schools, YWCA Preschool, Adam Central Schools and worked at Hastings Public Library.  She was a former Hastings Public Schools Foundation Board member.

  •  Michael L Hamel, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 9, 2018. He was a lifelong artist and athlete.

  •  Mary A Burns Spray, a 1943 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 18, 2018.  She was a teacher and a library specialist and a member of the Order of the of Eastern Star.