Alumni Obituaries

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  • Patricia L Mace, a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 11, 2024.  She worked at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital for 41 years and also did home care for elderly for many years in their homes.

  • David J Stewart, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 30, 2024.  He served in the United States Air Force and owned and operated Stewart Plumbing.

  • Sandra (Kerr) Carlson, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 20, 2024.  She was a special education teacher for ESU9 and Morton Elementary.

  • Charles F Sears, a 1945 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 28, 2023.  He served in the United States Air Force and he retired as a captain from the Hastings Fire Department in the 1980’s.

  • James W Doyen, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 13, 2023. He served the United States Marines and National Guard and received two purple hearts.  

  • Susan A (Tjarks) Brown, a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 15, 2023. She was an employee of Harvard Rest Haven for over 40 years.

  • Deanne K (Billups) Burr, a 1956 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 15, 2023. She was the bookkeeper for Burr Land Leveling and later had a daycare in her home.

  • LaMoine W Busboom, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 17, 2023.  He worked for Hastings Irrigation Pipe Company, managed Hastings Irrigation plant in Powell, WY., partnered with River Valley Irrigation and owned Boomers Irrigation and Fabrication.

  • Sandra L (Gerard) Jensen, a 1980 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 15, 2023. She worked for Coleman and then Thermo King.

  • Esther L (Schroeder) Hoagland, a 1943 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 30, 2023.  She worked for Dutton-Lainson until moving to the Juniata farm and taught kindergarten Sunday school for over 50 years.

  • Michael P Stroyek, a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 4, 2024.  He worked for Imperial Modular Systems, Bob Pontine Construction and Hart floors.  

  • Eedee M (Fischer) Gregory, a 1999 a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 4, 2024.  She worked for Burger King and then McCain Foods.

  • Wayne E Kloppenborg, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 16, 2023.  He served in the United States Army and retired from Whelan Energy Center in 2001. 

  • Delores (Baker) Wilder, a 1949 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 21, 2023.  She  was employed as a clerk by the Lincoln Telephone Company and Ideal Truck Line.

  • Margaret (Dickerson) Bruckman, a 1947 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 21, 2023. She was a homemaker and a clerk at Pastime Lanes and Meyerson Distributing in Hastings.

  • Keith D Woodard, a 1980 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 21, 2023.  He served in the United States Navy and was employed as a firefighter, EMT, paramedic and Sheriff.

  • Victor Einspahr, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 23, 2023.  He held many jobs but for 15 years held the position of secretary/treasurer for Bee County Fire protection Association and 18 years for the Guadalupe Fire Fighters’ and Fire Marshalls’ Association Inc.  

  • Judith J (Jurgena) Marifisi, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 25, 2023.  She was a homemaker.  

  • Elizabeth C (Camby) Wiseman, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 28, 2023.  She was a homemaker and secretary for Wiseman Construction.

  • Mary S. (Davis) Geisler, a 1978 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 11, 2023.  She owned and operated Bob Cat’s Den Restaurant in Blue Hill and worked as a nurse's aide at Mary Lanning Healthcare.

  • James L. Searle, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 7, 2023.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and then worked for Hastings Motor Truck, continuing there as a co-owner until his retirement in 1999.

  • Cheryl L (Rutt) Hoban, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 2, 2023.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and horticulture.

  • Joyce M (Halloway) Halbmaier, a 1964 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 6, 2023.  She worked in Mary Lanning Healthcare in the laundry department for 33 years and was camp host for 7 years at Mormon Island in Doniphan.

  • Terri (Richardson) Siebrass, a 1976 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 4, 2023.  She served in the United States Air Force and worked at the Hastings Public Schools and was a school nurse for the last four years.

  • Colleen A (Pettengill) Dedrick, a 1963 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 2, 2023.  She owned and operated a daycare and provided care for 35 years.

  • Delma Jeanne (Whiting) Ruxton, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 22, 2023.  She worked as a telephone operator for LT&T and at Mid-Nebraska Individual Services.

  • Helen R ( Freeman) LaPorte, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 23, 2023. She worked as activities director for Good Samaritan Village Independent Living for 26 years.

  • Ada (Mullen) Robinson, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 13, 2023.  She was a teacher at Clinton Elementary in Lincoln for 30 plus years.

  • Rosalyn M (Schmidt) Fox, a 1963 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 10, 2023.  She worked for Mary Lanning Healthcare for 20 years as a ICU and surgical nurse, then to the State of Nebraska Regional Center and then to the Nebraska State Veterans Home in Grand Island.

  • Bradley J Kuehn, a 1969 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 9, 2023.  He worked for Kansas/Nebraska Natural Gas Company and owned BJK Land Services Inc.

  • Margaret J (Gundersen) Piel, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 25, 2023.  She owned and operated a housekeeping business for the elderly and homebound.

  • Philip F Werner Jr., a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 1, 2023.  Phil was president of Werner Construction where he worked from childhood until his death.  

  • Ethan W. Moorhead Sr., a 1975 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 27, 2023.  He worked as a crane operator in an oil field in Texas, in maintenance at Hastings Equity Grain Bin Co., and then Hastings Industries for 15 years.

  • Audrey (Thomas) Marx, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 17, 2023.  She was a first grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary and then a homemaker.

  • Jane (Rincker) Brooks, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 11, 2023.She spent some time as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha teaching art and tutoring students.  

  • Robert R Gerard, a 1982 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 23, 2023.  He served in the United States Army and worked for JBS Swift for 26 years and WR Reserve for 7 years.

  • Mark A Placke, a 1984 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 18, 2023.  He worked for Lifestyle Kitchens for 20 years.  

  • Gary L Allison, a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 18, 2023. He worked for Hastings Irrigation, KHAS- TV, Marshalltown Instruments and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications.

  • Diana M (Brown) Larsen, a 1961 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 15, 2023. She worked for Great Plains Packaging for 31 years.

  • Richard L Marquardt, a 1944 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 20, 2023.  He served in the United States Army and was a parts salesman for Friends Motor Supply for over 40 years.

  • Carl E Bauman Jr, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 24, 2023.  He worked for the City of  Hastings Parks and Recreation Department for grounds maintenance for over 40 years.

  • Jack D Meyerhoeffer, a Hastings High graduate passed away on October 13, 2023. He worked at Uerlings Furniture store, Cash-Way Candy and Nebraska Prime.

  • Eva June (Gronewold) Peters, a 1944 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 11, 2023.  She worked as a waitress for many years until she retired.

  • Simuel M Mullen a 1964 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 30, 2023.  He served in the United States Navy as a Seabee.  He worked for the John R Morreale Meat Company in  Chicago IL.  

  • James L Prevette, a 1989 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 10, 2023.  He worked at Hastings Regional center for a combined 18 years and then Corteva Agriscience in Doniphan.

  • Maynard R Huntley, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 30, 2023.  He worked for Western Electric for 5 years and then for NASA Control Central as well as Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and shuttle flights.

  • Richard J Portwood, a 1976 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 5, 2023.  He worked in marketing and sales for Cornhusker Press and 23 years with Field Paper Company in Omaha.   He also served on the HPS Foundation board from 2010 - 2016; and served as President in 2015. 

  • Vicky (Stelzer) Hittner, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 2, 2023. She was a secretary at Keystone Baptist Church and teller at Heritage Bank.

  • Joseph P Wright, a 1989 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 30, 2023.  He was a car salesman in the area.

  • Daniel L Moore, a 1970 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 24, 2023.  He was a factory and elevator worker  in the Hastings community, and in the food service industry working at Taylor’s Steak House and Kitty’s Roadhouse.

  • Gary L Welch, a 1962 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 24, 2023.  He worked as a school social worker, a family therapist, and a psychiatric social worker for over 40 years.

  • Steve E Harms, a 1974 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 21, 2023.  He was a well respected high school football coach and later the athletic director until he retired.

  • Del Snoberger, a 1965 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 11, 2023.  He served in the United States Army and has a 32 year career in the insurance industry.

  • Melvin D Bunde, a 1950 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 6, 2023.  He served in the United States Army and retired from City National/Heritage Bank after 40 years as Senior Vice President and cashier. 

  • David A Haase, a 1965 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 11, 2023.  He worked as a mason at the Hastings Regional Center for 40 years till retirement.

  • Benjamin L Shaw, a 2008 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 4, 2023.  He worked for Bauer Underground for the last six years.

  • James R Hoffman, a 2049 Hastings High School graduate passed away on August 29, 2023.  He served in the United State Army during the Korean War and was with the Hastings Fire Department for 40 years until retirement.

  • Raelynn J Dobrovolny, a 2019 Hastings High School graduate passed away on August 30, 2023.  She worked at Arby’s for three years before becoming disabled.

  • Angela M (Mangers) Kocher, a 1990 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 1, 2023.  Ascension Via Christi Health Systems nurse practitioner.

  • Kathy A (Moorhead) Strong, a 1973 Hastings High School graduate passed away on September 1, 2023.  She was the co-owner and manager of Bullseye Sports Bar and Grille and managed many other businesses.

  • Destiny R Ashley, a 2018 Hastings High School graduate passed away on August 20, 2023.  She was the current general manager of Taco Bell in Hastings.

  • Elizabeth A (DuBous) Hayek, a 1948 Hastings High School graduate passed away on August 11, 2023.  She worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot, OP Skagg, Mode O’ Day, Hastings School Lunch program. 

  • Ronald B. Ross , a 1949 Hastings High School graduate passed away on July 27, 2023.  He served in the United States Air Force and worked for Friends Motor Supply and retired from NAPA Auto Parts in 2005.

  • Wendell E Starr, a 1953 Hastings High School graduate passed away on August 8, 2023. He served in the United States National Guard and was co-founder and charter of member of NC+ Hybrids Seed Company.  

  • Pamela E (Jones) Klitz, a 1962 Hastings High School graduate passed away on August 2, 2023. She had various retail jobs throughout her life.

  • Marcia J (Toon) Ruona, a 1970 Hastings High School graduate passed away on July 31, 2023.  She worked in social work and owned a freelance graphic design company - Gable Graphics.  She also was an art teacher for 20 years.

  • Marlene I (Siemers) Hoyt, a 1963 Hastings High School graduate passed away on July 31, 2023.   She was a secretary for Bob Allen and an employee for City National Bank for 35 years, finishing out her career with Five Points Bank.

  • Charles R Morgan, a 1964 Hastings High School graduate passed away on July 20, 2023.  HE served in the United States Army and retired from NAPA Auto Parts.

  • Gary L Krull, a 1962 Hastings High School graduate passed away on July 18, 2023. He served in the National Guard and worked many occupations.

  • Theodore F VonKampen, a 1959 Hastings High School graduate passed away on July 18, 2023. He worked in California at Rocketdyne Division of North America Aviation as part of the Saturn V Team.  Then returning to Nebraska to TRW Capacitors, Industrial Midwec and he worked remotely for many capacitor corporations

  • Kristen A (Hedstrom) Rol, a 1974 Hastings High School graduate passed away on June 26, 2023.  She worked as the City Hostess in Hastings during the 80’s and then at Mary Lanning Hospital as the night switchboard operator.

  • Jerry E Holmes, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 7, 2023.  He was in the Army National Guard and worked as an electrician and owned his own business

  • Janice C (Grothen) Brown, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 30, 2023.  She worked many nursing jobs and then as Nurse Director at Dakota County Health Department for 16 years until retirementMichael D Cary, a 1973 Hastings High School graduate passed away on June 25, 2023.  He worked in the oil and gas industry until he retired in 1970.  

  • Russell A Bramble, a 1943 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 29, 2023.  He was in the United States Navy and received the American Theater, Asiatic Pacific Theater, Philippine Liberation, Good Conduct, Japanese Occupation and Purple Heart Awards.

  • Barbara G Hinrichs, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 18, 2023.  She worked as an occupational therapist at the Hastings Regional Center for 41 years.  

  • Steve K Portenier, a 1970 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 20, 2023. He served in the United States Navy and Army National Guard.  He then started his own business, Wood Furniture Repair and then retired from Hastings College Maintenance  Department.

  • Deborah Hardin Quirk, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 19, 2023.  While in high school she hosted her own radio show on KHAS Radio and in 1973 served as the Development Director for Central Community College Hastings and later as Communications Director at Central Community College Grand Island.

  • Kristen A (Hedstrom) Rol, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 26, 2023.  

  • Milton L Lisius, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 8, 2023.  He farmed for many years and served on various boards in the area.

  • Dr. Nathan E Bruce, a 2001 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 17, 2020.  He was a psychiatrist at Community Alliance in Omaha.

  • Joan M (Karr) Stamer, a 1951 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 30, 2023.  She was a homemaker, waitress at Driesbachs and Blue Moon, and served lunch for Grand Island Public Schools at Stolley Park School

  • Naomi Fay (Engelhardt) Thiel, a 1952 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 29, 2023.  She worked at the Telephone Co., Schweser's, Woolworth’s, Adams County Senior Services as a dispatcher, was a para and taught golf at Hastings High School, delivery service, and owned and operated Jakes Drive in Clay center for 9 years retiring in 1988.

  • Jared C. Hemberger, a 2003 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 26, 2023.  He worked for Royal Composites as a product development supervisor.

  • Shirley (Morris) Chrisman, a Hastings High graduate passed away on May 17, 2023.  She was a daycare provider and sold Avon.

  • Shirley I (Siemoneit) Maul, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 18, 2023.  She was an office manager at Principal Financial Group.

  • Bonnie J (Jones) Guthrie, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 13, 2023.  She was the administrative secretary to the Superintendent of the Hastings Public Schools for 23 years.

  • JoAnn M (Redinger) Hinrichs, a 1946 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 2, 2023.  She worked for Lincoln Telephone Company, owned and operated Hinrichs Drive-In Beverage, Capri Motel and Village Bottle Shop. 

  • Robert Borchers, a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 7, 2023.  Bob worked for the State Department of Roads for 40 years.

  • Stacy J (Clonch) Meyer, a 1994 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 4, 2023.  She was a hairstylist for 29 years.

  • Timothy A Kohout, a 1976 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 28, 2023.  He worked at Carmichael Construction and Good Samaritan Village as a carpenter.

  • Rhonda A. (Priel) Sanford, a 1981 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 24, 2023.  She was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and attended First Presbyterian Church with family.

  • James D. Hahne, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 24, 2023.  He served in the United States Navy and worked as a dispatcher for Nebraska Public Power District until his retirement in 2002.

  • Carol L. (Schiefelbein) Stewart, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 16, 2023.  She was a LPN and started her own research company, Rocky Mountain Research, which she owned and ran for 28 years.

  • Clayton D. Kent, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 16, 2023.  Her served in the United States Army, supervised grocery stores and owned and operated Kent’s Jack and Jill in Seward until retirement.

  • Margaret L.(Davidson) Amack, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 14, 2023.  She worked at Amack Skelly Service Station, Davidson’s Nursery and Greenhouse and KMart. 

  • Jacqueline (Kennard) Douglas, a 1952 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 12, 2023. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

  • Thomas Dodson, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 5, 2023.  He served in the United States Navy and worked at Ingleside State Hospital, the V.A. Hospital in Grand Island, the Village of Giltner and Case New Holland.

  • Carla Rae Dahl, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 4, 2023.  She was an RN and the Director of Patient Services at Doctor’s Medical Center. 

  • Karen (Krebs) Austin,  a 1961 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 5, 2023.  She retired from Dutton-Lainson in 2003.

  • Robert J Kehn,  a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 8, 2023.  He served in the United States Army and was a foundryman at Spritz Foundry and a foreman at Hastings Irrigation for 18 years.

  • William R Mitchell, a 1951 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 9, 2023. He served in the United States Army and worked for the VA Hospital in the medical supplies department.

  • Christie Mae Gilbert,  a 1984 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 12, 2023.  She worked as a CNA  and med aide.

  • Vernon D. Naggatz,  a 1947 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 8, 2023.  He worked for Moore Business Forms for 40 years.

  • Vicki A. ( Williams) Griffin,  a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 16, 2023.  She worked in the food service industry for 20 years before retiring.

  • Gayle L Schlachter,  a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 19, 2023.  He served in the United States National Guard and worked for Consolidated Motor Freight for 30 years  until retirement.

  • Richard R Paddock I,  a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 2, 2023. He served in the United States Navy and was an electrical engineer.

  • LT. Col. Terrance A Copple, a 1961 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 21, 2023.  He served in the United States Army for 32 years and worked as a law enforcement officer for the Aurora Police Department, a guard at the South Carolina State Department of Corrections and security for Hastings Good Samaritan Village.

  • Mark S. Hawes, a 1973 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 15, 2023.  He was an accounting clerk in and around the Hastings area and worked for the IRS in Lincoln NE in the 1990’s.  

  • Janice E (Greene) Hemberger, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 17, 2023.  She spent most of her career as the school secretary at Mary Blair Elementary School.  

  • Laurence H. Sowers, a 1954 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 21, 2023.  He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran.  He worked at Debus Baking Company and retired from Metz Baking Company in 1994.  He served on the committee for the Adams County Veterans Memorial Project.

  • Machelle S. (Pontine) Neemeyer, a 1983 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 23, 2023.  She worked at Keystone Baptist as secretary, home schooled her children and later managed the Barn Candle Company.

  • Walter J. Walker, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 27, 2023.  He was in the United States Navy as an aviation machinist mate.  He worked for Hastings Utilities and the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Melissa D. (Powell) Kennedy, a 1987 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 23, 2023.  She worked for the Omaha World-Herald and Hastings Tribune and The Odyssey.  

  • Bernice (Kroger) Rakestraw, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 22, 2023.  She worked in the nursing field in Lincoln, Overton, Hastings and Estes Park.

  • June A. Koch, a Hastings High attendee passed away on January 5, 2023. She worked for Philips Clothing Store and Big G in Hastings,.

  • Antoinette S. (Lorence) Petersen, a 1973 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 10, 2023. She worked for Hastings Regional Center, Mary Lanning Hospital and the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Gregory L. Reiner, a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 10, 2023.  He was self-employed as a tool-and-die maker throughout his life.

  • Pamela L. (Fluckey) Codr,  a 1977 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 31, 2022. She was employed as a dog groomer at the Prairie View Animal Hospital in Wahoo NE.

  • Glendoris (Lindeman) Kissell,  a 1944 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 16, 2023. She worked at JCPenneys and Hastings Regional Center.

  • Dorothy G. (Grace) Friend,  a 1956 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 17, 2023.  She worked at Gunter Air Force Base and then bought Grace’s Bike and Key from her father, then operated Grace’s Locksmith Service, Medeco Security Lock Company in Virginia  and Locksoft. 

  • LaVona B. (Valentine) Murphy, a 1945 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 30, 2022. She worked for Children’s Adolescent Clinic and Dr. Tom Tonniges for over 20 years as a receptionist.

  • Michael D. Hahne, a 1985 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 20, 2022.  He worked for T-L Irrigation and Eaton Corporation.

  • Betty J (Scholtz) Stamer, a 1946 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 11, 2022.  She taught vocal music for 28 years at Glenvil Public Schools. 

  • Betty L (Silk) Marr, a 1956 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 15, 2022.  She worked on the farm and the United States Postal Service.

  • Allen R. Vorderstrasse, a 1959 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 16, 2022. He served in the United States Army and was a bricklayer for 50 years

  • Richard L. Rickard, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 1, 2022.  He served in the United State Navy and worked in many states in his profession of architecture.

  • Fredrick Wayne Huntley, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 29, 2022.  He was the founder and sponsor of the CCC drag racing team, co-founder of the CCC Ram Athletic Booster Club and served as interim department chair and assistant men’s basketball coach.

  • Steven W. Carl, a 1963 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 29, 2022.  He was a machinist/tool and die for Hastings Irrigation Pipe.  

  • Donrue (Turner) Ingram, a 1967 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 13, 2022.  She worked for Mode O Day, Metz Bakery and Crystal Creek and managed the Harley Davidson Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida.

  • John D. DeRosear, a 1993 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 24, 2022.  He made his career working in the food service industry.

  • Bill J. Ries, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 25, 2022.    He served in the United States Army and later opened Cut-Rite Millwork and Mr. Bills Hardware City

  • John C. Crabtree, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 28, 2022.  He  served in the United States Army and owned Stereo Sound Center and Magnavox in Grand Island, Nebraska.

  • Neva (Schnase) Semotan, a 1945 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 5, 2022.  She was the Volunteer Coordinator at Good Samaritan Society Village in Hastings, Nebraska.

  • Kyle Alloway, a 2006 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 7, 2022.  He worked for Mosaic and Goodwill and was a mentor and shared living provider.

  • Cara L. (Kerr) Tagg, a 1975 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 2, 2022.  She was an audiology specialist for four decades.

  • Zaron A. Starr-Chavira, a 2015 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 26, 2022.

  • Victor Spady, a 1956 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 9, 2022. He served in the United States Navy serving on the USS Valley Forge.  He owned and operated Vic Spady Motors for many years.

  • Sheila (Bartley) Keeler, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 18, 2022.  She taught at the Niobrara Public Schools for 37 years.

  • Karen L. (Sassman) Kraft, a 1970 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 18, 2022.   She owned and operated Pet World in Hastings for many years.

  • Todd J Van Skiver, a 1987 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 26, 2022.  He worked in real estate investment and property management. 

  • Ruth E. (Theesen) Perry, a 1952 Hastings High graduate passed away on November 1, 2022.  She worked for Brook’s and Rutt’s Pharmacy in Hastings, at Morton Elementary and was the lunch lady at St. Michael’s Catholic School.

  • Floyd L. Marian, a 1942 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 29, 2022.  He served in the United States Army Air Force and Air Force Reserves.  He was a principal and superintendent in Petersburg and Oshkosh Nebraska and then as  a teacher  with Hastings Public Schools for 20 years before retiring.  

  • Phyllis J. (Fishell) Waltemath, a 1962 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 31, 2022.  She worked in retail at Big G, as a receptionist at Nelson Electric and then as a transcriptionist and clerk at Mary Lanning Hospital.

  • Ruth M . (Merkel) Janssen, a 1946 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 21, 2022.  She was a nurse at Mary Lanning Hospital for 32 years and then worked out at Good Samaritan Village and Perkins Pavilion.  

  • Kim M. Niederhaus, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 22, 2022.  He was in the United States Army for 17 years specializing in AME-8345-F14 System Organizational Maintenance Technician.

  • Daren Aldrich, a1991 Hastings High graduate, passed away October 22, 2022. He was self-employed and loved being with his family.

  • Robert L. Johnson, a1945 Hastings High graduate, passed away October 22, 2022.  He served in the United States Army and farmed.  

  • Barbara Ann (Yost) Gray, a1960 Hastings High graduate passed away October 22, 2022.  She worked with Anritsu and National Corporation Research.

  • Harold E. Dwyer, a1942 Hastings High graduate passed away October 20, 2022. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and earned his wings in the United States Army Air Forces serving in World War II.

  • Everett L. Fiddler, a 1989 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 17, 2022.  He was an instrumental music teacher in Davenport, David City and North Platte.  He served as director of the Seward City Band, assistant director of North Platte Municipal Band, assistant and guest symphony director of the Sandhills Symphony and the director of Shriver’s Maverick Band. 

  • Helen L (Brotherton) Vollweiler,  a1944 Hastings High graduate passed away in October 2022.  She owned and operated Bak-Vol Starter and Generator for 39 years along with her husband Sonny.  

  • Keith J. Dreher, a 1959 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 4, 2022.  He was in the United States Navy, was a Quarter Master with the VFW and worked at the U.S. Postal Service until retirement.

  • Jane R (Dickerson) Esch, a1956 Hastings High graduate passed away on October 7, 2022.  She worked as a care aide and was a member of the Hastings bowling league.  

  • Ted Daub Jr., a 1954 Hastings High graduate, passed away October 1, 2022. Ted taught in the Department of Astronomy at San Diego State University between 1967-2004. He served as department chair between 1984-1988 and was associate chair from 1988-2000.

  • Judith (Stinnette) Reiners, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 28, 2022. She was a pet veterinarian assistant and bookkeeper for 22 years with Family Pet Health Center.

  • Duane  W. White, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 21, 2022.  He was in the United States Marine Corp and was a journeyman electrician.  

  • Dorla M (Reiber) Bucknell, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 18, 2022. She was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  

  • Evelyn A (Dieken) Karr Theisen, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 29, 2022. She worked for Schweser’s, Sears and Kenesaw Public Schools.

  • Debra L. (Slote) Ritterbush, a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 12, 2022. She worked for various medical offices and Walgreens Pharmacy and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

  • Erma A (Urmacher) Parks, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 10, 2022.  She was employed at Woolworths, Mode O’Day, Montgomery Wards and Dutton Lainson.

  • Michael Craig Maggart Sr., a 1970 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 7, 2022.  He retired from Farris Construction as a project superintendent. 

  • Shirley Ann (Woodworth) Spencer, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on September 1, 2022. She was the church secretary at the First Christian Church and worked in the microfilm department at ESU9.

  • Karen A. (Bohlen) Bauman, a 1964 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 27, 2022.  She owned and operated Bauman’s Country Corner in Fairfield along with her husband Dale and then worked as a meat taster at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center.  

  • R. Terry Hunter,  a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 24, 2022.  Terry worked at Hastings State Bank, Snell Publishing and was the director of the Hastings Museum and Imax Theatre.

  • Duane A. Hurst, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 18, 2022.  He served in the United States Army Reserves and owned and operated Harry’s Conoco Service Station.

  • Rhonda S. (Melvin) Hoselton, a 1979 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 15, 2022. She opened a licensed daycare and took in foster children. She lived in Alaska, North Platte, St. Paul and Hastings.

  • Glenda Rae (McManigal) Pauley, a 1947 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 11, 2022.  She was inducted into the Pro Rege Society, active member of First United Methodist Church and the DA Chapter of PEO.  

  • Richard Pease, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 14, 2022. He served in the United States Navy.

  • Colette (Lupkes) Henthorn, a 1985 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 1, 2022.  She served in the United States Air Force.  

  • Steven C. Kleiber, a 1979 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 6, 2022. He worked for many airlines and then became a proficient computer technician in airline services.

  • Patricia A (Walker) Jacoby, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 5, 2022.  She worked for Head Start for many years and served on the Preschool Interagency Council for ESU 9 in South Central Nebraska.  

  • Nikolas A Svoboda, a 2002 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 25, 2022.  He worked for Taco Bell for 20 years and then CPI Premier in Hastings.

  • N. Bryant Andrews Jr., a 1964 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 23, 2022.  He attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

  • George N. Spencer,  a 1940 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 20, 2022.  Her served in the United State Air Force and was a prisoner of war in Germany for two months.  He owned Midwest Engine Services and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

  • Beverly J. (Hoffman) Barth, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 18 , 2022.  She worked as a secretary at Lincoln Elementary School for 21 years.  

  • Thomas R. Rainforth, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 14, 2022.  He served in the United States Army Reserves and was a carpenter owning Rainforth Construction for 30 years.  He then partnered with his son Mark in Fairview Landscape, Lighting and Design.  

  • Allen K. Hoylman, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 13, 2022.   He served in the United States National Guard, repaired instruments for Hastings Piano Company and then worked for Whiten’s Lawn Care and Hastings Utilities.

  • D’Maris (Scheideman) Brooks, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 10, 2022.  She was an LPN at Mary Lanning Hospital working for 40 years in the Pediatric Unit.

  • Elizabeth A. (Beyke) Girmus, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 5, 2022.  She was a homemaker and member of the Inland Club, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society in Sutton Nebraska.

  • Phyllis M. (Volk) Freeburger, a 1947 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 7, 2022.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening and golfing.

  • Jeremiah P. Farrell, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away.  He was a professor emeritus at Butler University from 1966 till retirement in 1994.

  • Loren R. Campbell,  a 1952 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 16, 2022.  He worked for Spady’s, Central Radio Supply - Hastings and then McCook, owned L & M electronics and moved back to Hastings in 1980 and worked for Thermo King until retirement in 1999.

  •  Norma E (Swift) Fielder, a Hastings High graduate passed away on June 9, 2022. She worked in a few food factories in Hastings as well as the food department at the Hastings Regional Center.

  • John P Langdon, a 1973 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 4, 2022. He worked for Built Rite and Carmichael Construction and retired after 28 years at Hastings Street Department.

  • Robert E. Hansen, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 26, 2022.  He had a long successful career with the United States Department of Labor.  

  • Rose M (Hill) Peister, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 31, 2022.  She went on a traveling ministry for 12 ½ years until moving back to Hastings. 

  • Thelma (Ricker) Graham, a Hastings High graduate passed away on May 2, 2022.  She worked as a clerk at J.M. McDonalds/Herbergers and was Sunday School superintendent and Bible School Principal at First Christian Church.  

  • Robert Curtis, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 18, 2022.  He served in the United States Marines and worked for Ryan Electronics and Teledyne Reynolds as well as taught and coached football at a California school.

  • Douglas L. Warrings, a 1963 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 5, 2022.  He was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation Bridge Design Department in Ames, Iowa until retirement in 2000.

  • Barbara (Spady) Buchholz, a 1949 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 22, 2022.  She was a bookkeeper for a local dairy until moving to Ayr to farm.

  • Brian E. Bottolfson, a 1979 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 1, 2022. Brian was employed as a welder at Thermo King and was a member of the First Saint Paul Lutheran Church.  

  • Steven Erickson, a 1980 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 30, 2022.  He worked for Powell Tower Maintenance,  drove for Becker Trucking and then Dial Heating & Air Conditioning for 30 years. 

  • Marilyn I. (Heinrichs) Denkert, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away. She worked as a teacher and was a part-owner and bookkeeper for Kenesaw Motor Company.

  • Ronald D. Erickson, a 1978 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 13, 2022.  He worked several jobs throughout his life, most recently at the Hastings Public Schools as Transportation Coordinator.  

  • Daisy J. (Thomas) Patterson,a 1939 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 11, 2022.  She was a past President of the Nebraska World Organization of China Painters, a charter member of Hastings China Bells, and a member of the Faith Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. 

  • Paul R. Grothen, a 1947 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 3, 2022.  He served in the United States Army, was a farmer and an active member of the Hastings Rural Volunteer Fire Department.  

  • Ronald B. Patterson, a 1959 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 23, 2022.  He worked for 37 years as a chemist for Lorillard Tobacco company in North Carolina until his retirement.

  • Cindy L. (Thaut) Paczkowski, a 1972 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 24, 2022.  She was a bookkeeper for 39 years for ESU 9.  

  • R. Joe Howat, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 27, 2022.  He served in the United States Army Reserves and owned and operated a Valentino’s Restaurant in St. Joseph for 14 years.

  • Diane (Longwith) Crawford, a 1975 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 29, 2022.  She worked as a general laborer with a box manufacturer.

  • Robert J. Soares, a 1964 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 21, 2022.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and  he was a plumber for multiple companies as well as our very own Hastings Public Schools.

  • Robert L. Brommer, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 18, 2022.  He served in the Army National Guard and worked as a draftsman, taught at CCC in Hastings and sold chemicals before forming a financial services company, Robert L Brommer and Associates

  • Debra A. (Dycus) Bruntz, a 1979 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 11, 2022.  She was a homemaker and managed and maintained rental properties.  

  • Vernon D. Cook Sr., a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 14, 2022.   He served in the United States Army and was a Nebraska farmer.

  • Sheryln L. (Meerkatz) Podewitz, a 1967 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 14, 2022.  She was an accountant and bookkeeper for CPI in Hastings.

  • John E. Borrell, a Hastings High graduate passed away on March 17, 2022.  He worked for Hastings Industries for many years before retiring.

  • Robert P. Fast, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 19, 2022.  He served in the United States Navy and then was part owner of Fast Construction and then worked for Geist Masonry in Grand Island till retirement.  

  • Gary A. Smith, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 14, 2022.  He served in the United States Army and then worked for Children’s Social Services in Nebraska and as an auditor for the IRS in Arizona.

  • Jeneane (Krull) Johnson, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 28, 2022.   She worked as a bookkeeper for Hastings Motor Truck and then for Kully Pipe and Steel until retirement.

  • Vernon L. Plambeck, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 26, 2022.  He taught in the English Department at University of Nebraska-Keraney until retirement in 2000.  He also officiated high school sports for 52 years.

  • Dale E. Bierman, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 28, 2022.  He served in the United States Army, was a letter carrier for the Post Office and then farmed.  

  • Carolyn A. (Kohlmeier) Thompson, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 20, 2022.  She worked at Dillard's as a clerk and a buyer.

  • Thomas R. Dobesh, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 17, 2022.  He served in the United States Army Reserves and worked for Hastings Industries until retirement.

  • Chuck A. Janssen, a 1986 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 26, 2022.  He managed Janssen Auto Body and later Chuck’s Auto Detailing and was a bartender at the Plainsman Steakhouse.

  • Randy L. Dack, a 1980 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 26, 2022.   He worked for nearly 25 years as the master blacksmith at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island

  • William Hall, a 1943 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 1, 2022.  He worked as a custodian at the Hastings Regional Center and was a member of the Salvation Army.

  • Denise K. (Kelly) Janssen, a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 4, 2022.  She was a cosmetologist for many years.  

  • Connie (Miller) Kubicka, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 22, 2022.  She worked for Longfellow Elementary, First Presbyterian Church and Central Community College until retirement.

  • Neil D. Sanders, a 1949 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 15, 2022.  He served in the United States Air Force for 35 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  After retiring from the service he worked as a counselor with Bridgeway.   

  • Lois A. (Erickson) Wiens, a 1964 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 24, 2022.  She taught 19 years at Glenwood Elementary in Kearney, Nebraska retiring in 2008.  

  • Betty Louis (DeMoulin) Heuermann, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 25, 2022.  She worked as a bookkeeper in the Agronomy Department at the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture

  • 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.