Alumni Obituaries

 

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  • 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.