Hastings Alumni Obituaries 2021

  • Candace L (Dahl) Albers, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 20, 2021. She was a Pastor’s secretary and Lutheran Schools Administrator.
  • Nancy Eldred Jelinek, a 1969 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 17, 2021.  She worked for Lincoln Welding, Creative Thinking and formed her own company Steeltrack Inc.  
  • Ronald Schnase, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 4, 2021.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and retired from the U.S. Border Patrol and Del Rio San
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  • Blair M Lyons, a 1987 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 12, 2021.  He was employed at PW Pipe, Hastings College, Caseys and Coffins in Grand Island.
  • Darlene E (Yost) Wolfe, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on August 9, 2021. She worked as a legal secretary for many years retiring from Langvardt, Foote and Valle Law Office.  She was also a member of many organizations.
  • Samuel R Templin, a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 29, 2021.  He served in the United States Army and received the National Defense Service Medal.  He then served as President of O.S. Investment Company in Mobile Alabama and later was a Psychiatric Technician at Hastings Regional Center.  
  • Stephen E Fleming, a 1966 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 20, 2021. He served in the United States Army Reserves and helped manage the family business, Fleming Manufacturing.
  • Donald Gray Jr., a 1961 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 11, 2021.  He served in the United States Navy.  He worked in the nuclear power industry  and then in software development.  
  • Bruce J Berck Jr., a 2013 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 17, 2021.  He learned how to weld in high school and was interested in trade work.  He taught himself guitar and played bass for bands when he was younger.
  • S. Scott Harwick, a 1982 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 20, 2021. He was an avid Husker football fan and enjoyed collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia.
  • Donald Jugert, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 28, 2021.  He served in the United States Army and worked for Dutton Lainson.
  • Ann C. (Horton) Konen, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on July 2, 2021.  She worked for Dutton Lainson and Lincoln Telephone Company
  • Shirley May Dixon, a 1952 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 27, 2021.  She worked in retail as a professional gift wrapper and owned her own salon.
  • Myra R. (Senstock) Krahmer, a 1960 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 27, 2021.  She worked for Western Electric and retired in 2003.  
  • Sharon K. (Tindall) Carpenter, a 1965 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 26, 2021.  She operated a Diet Center franchise and later worked in the administrative office for Kansas Municipality.
  • Muriel A.M. (Urmacher) Krull, a  1943 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 7, 2021.  She worked at Farmer Union as a bookkeeper and then helped run a farming operation in Clay County.
  • Barbara A. (Stromer) Weingart, a 1955 Hastings High graduate, passed away.She was the manager for her husband Philip’s anesthesia practice. 
  • Jacquelyn (Robare) Carl, a 1946 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 10, 2021.  She had a passion for art her entire life.
  • Timothy W. Hamburger, a 1973 Hastings High graduate, passed away.  He worked for Carmichael Construction for over 40 years.
  • Joyce P. (Daniels) Dinnell, a 1944 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 10, 2021.  She was a member of Retired Federal Employees and the Red Cross Disaster Relief.
  • Robert E. Scribner, a 1969 Hastings High graduate passed away on June 10, 2021.  He worked for several grain elevators until his retirement when he started driving for Action Cab.
  • Tami B. Shay, a Hastings High graduate passed away on June 19, 2021.  She worked for Central Community College Cafeteria and the OK Cafe.  
  • Don Kleiber, a 1956 Hastings High graduate passed away on May 23, 2021. He was a major in the Army flying helicopters for two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. After serving 16 ½ years in the Army, he went to work for Tom’s Foods until retirement.
  • Joelene K (Etta) L’Heureux, a Hastings High graduate passed away on April 28, 2021.  She worked as a Paraprofessional and a receptionist. 
  • Lynn O Hanson, a 1970 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 28, 2021.  He served in the Army Reserves and worked at the Roseland Feed Mill and Adams County Department of Roads.
  • Terry J Butzirus, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 22, 2021.  He received his degree in Climatology and spent his career at Nebraska Farmer Magazine where he sold advertising and ran farm shows for 40 years.
  • Geraldine (Sarver) Schumann, a 1938 Hastings High graduate passed away.  In 1962, after raising her children, she became the Administrative Assistant at the Hastings Museum where she wrote and edited the ‘Yester News’.  She retired after 30 years.
  • Charles O Stine, a 1965 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 11, 2021.  He played in local bands, Copy Cats and Rocking Rouges.
  • John A Quirk, a 1969 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 11, 2021.  He served as President of Quirk Land and Cattle Co. and also was a founding member and served as executive secretary of the Amerifax Cattle Association.  He was an active member and officer of the board of directors for Hastings Community Foundation and the Adams Countyn Historical Society for more than 20 years. 
  • Floyd O Hansen, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 15, 2021.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and farmed in the area for many years
  • David L Kirstine, a 1967 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 4, 2021.  He was enlisted in the United States Army and he worked as a machinist at Western Land Roller and Flowserve, Sutton Public Schools, Firestone and Juniata Co-op.
  • Terry L Larson, a 1959 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 23, 2021.  He served in the United States Army and worked as a journeyman for Hastings Industries for 33 years.
  • Jean Anne (Minich) Einspahr, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on April 2, 2021.  She worked for the Credit Bureau of Hastings and as a paraprofessional at Hastings Junior High School Library.
  • James G Maul, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 20, 2021.  He served in the United States, worked for ARA Foods in Chicago, managed country Clubs and was a successful realtor for many years.  
  • Michael D Peterson, a 1971 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 15, 2021. He served in the United States Army and worked for the City of Grand Island as a parts manager till his retirement in 2014.  
  • Douglas P Lippstreu, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 7, 2021.  He was in education as a English and English Language Learners teacher for many years.
  • Eldon L Albers, a 1955 Hastings High graduate passed away on March 11, 2021.  He served in the United States Army and owned and operated Eldon’s Inc.
  • Gilbert H Moorhead, a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 7, 2021.  He served in the United States Army and worked a life in plumbing and heating.  He retired after 30 years at Mary Lanning.
  • Laurie (Petitt) Jones, a 1981 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 23, 2021.  She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and was very active in her church.
  • Jean N (Laubon) Beiriger, a 1948 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 5, 2021.  Jeanie worked at City National Bank and Trust until her retirement in 1993.
  • Craig A McDowell, a 1970 Hastings High graduate passed away.  Craig worked for Burlington Northern then Amtrak for 40 years. He ended his career as Amtrak’s Vice General Chairman of the BLET.
  • Lori J (Finley) Hall, a 1974 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 2, 2021.  She taught at the Campbell Public Schools and then at Red Cloud Schools.
  • Velda R (Krull) Schutte, a 1965 Hastings High graduate passed away on February2, 2021.  She was a homemaker, farm wife and a member of the Christ Lutheran Church.
  • Ellis N Brown, M.D., a 1957 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 2, 2021.  He was in the United States Army retiring as a Lt.Col. and then started a private practice of anesthesiology in Austin. Tx.
  • William D Berg, a 1950 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 2, 2021.  He served in the United States Army and then worked for Douglas County Information Services until retirement in 1992.  
  • Donna (Gundersen) Valentin Busboom, a 1953 Hastings High graduate passed away on February 4, 2021.
  • Danny D Thaut, a 1961Hastings High graduate passed away on February 4, 2021.  He joined the Hastings Police Department in 1972 retiring in 1996. 
  • Craig Williams, a 1969 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 28, 2021.  He served in the United States Army and was employed as a shift foreman at the Whelan Energy Center for 35 years.  
  • Marcia S (Scribner) Nicholson, a 1975 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 27, 2021.  She worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken for many years.
  • Shirley M (Heeren) Koehler, a 1949 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 16, 2021.
  • Eugene E Schreiner, a 1945 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 18, 2021. He served in the United States Navy and worked in auto upholstery opening his own shop in 1975, Town and Country Seat Covers.
  • Dee Ann (Peterson) McCurdy, a 1964 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 2, 2021. She earned a master’s in special education and owned and operated Cather Second Home B&B in Red Cloud, NE. She retired in 2010.
  • James L. Uden, a 1968 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 11, 2020.  In 1976, he started Central Fiber and then worked at Walmart after closing Central Fiber.
  • Gary W Lynch, a 1965 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 4, 2021.  He taught for a short time and then had a career in insurance.
  • Jerrold Mohrlang, a 1958 Hastings High graduate passed away on December 10, 2020.  Jerrold operated his own landscaping business and worked at multiple places.
  • Marvin R Scribner, a 1978 Hastings High graduate passed away on January 5, 2021. Marvin worked at the Tobacco Shack and Gas N Shop.