Alumni Deaths

Hastings College in Hastings Nebraska
Alumni Deaths

The following is a list of recently deceased alumni. The Hastings College Alumni Association and Foundation makes every effort to ensure our records are up-to-date. If you know of any Hastings College alumni who have recently died and do not appear on this page, please contact the Barrett Alumni Center at 800.225.7585 or at alumni@hastings.edu

Names will be removed one year after the date of death.

Former Faculty and Staff
  • Don Welch, Nebraska poet and former Professor of English, Kearney, Nebraska, 8/6/16 
  • The Honorable William "Bill" E. Barrett '51, Member of the Hastings College Board of Trustees from 1974 to 2007 and 2005 Pro Rege inductee who served in the U.S. Congress for 10 years, and spent 12 years in the Nebraska Legislature, Lexington, Nebraska, 9/20/16
  • Dr. Lawrence R. James, an Omaha radiologist and banker who served on the Hastings College Board of Trustees from 1986-1994, Omaha, Nebraska, 1/14/17
  • Russell "Russ" Bogue, former Hastings College coach from 1956-1962 who guided the men's basketball team to NCC conference championships in 1956 and 1958, and the baseball team to a conference championship in 1957, Lexington, Kentucky, 2/17/17 
1936
  • Margaret (Sauter) Buckendorf, Lincoln, Nebraska, 12/31/16
1938
  • Inella (Shaneyfelt) Burns, Mankato, Minnesota, 5/26/16
1939
  • Bernice (Vessey) Brenner, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 9/27/16
1944
  • Rogene (Mohnike) Johnston, Lincoln, Nebraska, 8/27/16
  • Rev. Alyce (Tanton) Rudden, Atlantic Beach, Florida, 11/30/16
1945
  • Jane (Partridge) Olson, Minden, Nebraska, 7/3/16
  • Mary (Wells) Brouillette, Hastings, Nebraska, 7/22/16
  • Margaret (Pauley) Bowman, Fullerton, Nebraska, 1/19/17
  • Col. Wendal "Lee" Busboom, San Bernardino, California, 2/26/17
  • Genevieve (Daul) Anderson, Holdrege, Nebraska, 4/7/17
1947
  • Isabel (Brown) Johnson, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 5/26/16
  • Robert Williamson, Palm Desert, California, 7/28/16
  • Mary Jane (Brown) McIntire, Chandler, Arizona, 10/10/16
1948
  • Leuveda (Laws) Bodmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 11/6/09
  • Dolores (Mattock) Harlan, Bladen, Nebraska, 5/14/16
  • Doris (Miller) Marotz, Wayne, Nebraska, 7/17/16

  • Patricia (Fuller) Brigham, Las Vegas, Nevada, 8/11/16

  • Audrey (Guy) Webster, Red Cloud, Nebraska, 12/24/16
1949
  • Col. Don Green, San Marcos, Texas, 12/16/13
  • Marmion "Marm" Yeagley, Sr., Hastings, Nebraska, 9/4/16
  • Dwight Cramer, Washington, D.C., 9/15/16
  • Gordon Trost, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 9/19/16
  • Helen (McClurg) Rainey, Novato, California, 11/6/16
  • Alberta (Skjelver) Pope, Red Cloud, Nebraska, 11/18/16
  • Samuel "Sam" Whiteman, Jr., Naples, Florida, 11/21/16
  • Dr. Rodney Williams, Kent, Connecticut, 12/1/16
  • Donald Wolf, Hastings, Nebraska, 2/15/17
  • Edith (Farm) Youngmark, Holdrege, Nebraska, 3/24/17
  • Loyce "Tex" McMillan, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 3/30/17
1950
  • Reuben Bodmer, Clive, Iowa, 2/12/05
  • Philip Boschen, Pueblo, Colorado, 5/5/16
  • Mora (Collins) Gilley, Bellevue, Washington, 5/29/16
  • Mark Berg, Springfield, Missouri, 6/30/16
  • Roma Brown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9/26/16
  • Raymond "Ray" Ballard, Valentine, Nebraska, 10/17/16
  • Samuel "Sam" Whiteman, Naples, Florida, 11/21/16
  • Beverly (Oldemeyer) Decker, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2/15/17
  • Dr. Bonnie (McKenzie) King, Red Bluff, California, 3/12/17
  • Edwin Carpenter, Ventura, California, 3/11/17
1951
  • Nancy (Cuda) Browneller, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 5/27/16
  • Donald Tickler, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 12/16/16
  • William "Bob" Dirks, Hastings, Nebraska, 1/22/17
  • Marjorie (Geller) Newell, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 3/5/17
  • Mary (Eychner) Deutschman, North Platte, Nebraska, 3/18/17
  • Betty (Brannen) Coates, Tacoma, Washington, 3/18/17
  • Carol (Mills) Akins, Lee's Summit, Missouri, 4/4/17
1952
  • Richard "Dick" McFeely, Hastings, Nebraska, 6/22/16
  • Franklyn "Frank" Widergren, Springfield, Missouri, 8/18/16
  • Anthony Berver, Tucson, Arizona, 8/18/16
  • Dr. Ronald "Ron" Ritchey, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 1/12/17
  • Richard O'Meara, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1/24/17
  • Donna (Schwabauer) Kelly, Kansas City, Missouri, 3/19/17
1953
  • Anna Jane (Miller) Berck, Wentzville, Missouri, 8/22/16
  • Duane Miller, Hiawassee, Georgia, 12/13/16
  • James "Jim" Hancock, Lincoln, Nebraska, 3/14/17
  • Dr. William Laux, Bridgeport, Nebraska, 4/7/17
1954
  • Jack Richards, Grand Island, Nebraska, 6/29/16
  • Paul Leininger, Shiner, Texas, 1/16/17
  • Leila (Gass) Hemmingsen, Topeka, Kansas, 2/25/17
  • Dorothy (Pierce) Richardson, Loup City, Nebraska, 4/7/17
1955
  • Richard Pedersen, Merced, California, 9/10/16
  • Nancy (Hill) McCleery, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2/19/17
1957
  • Gloria (Graf) Castillo, Denver, Colorado, 5/6/16
1958
  • Jean (Westmeyer) Benjamin, Lexington, Nebraska, 5/22/16
  • Shirley (Gulzow) Harms, Hastings, Nebraska, 8/20/16
  • Harold Wilson, Knob Noster, Missouri, 8/13/16
  • Dr. Paul Toms, York, Nebraska, 9/11/16
  • Jack Wieland, Johnson Lake, Nebraska, 12/18/16
  • Patricia "Pat" (Boyer) Frauen, Saint Libory, Nebraska, 2/21/17
1959
  • Donald "Don" Anderson, Hastings, Nebraska, 7/25/16
  • Sheila (Darby) Smith, Omaha, Nebraska, 1/19/17
  • Gary Robinson, Lady Lake, Florida, 3/2/17
  • Campbell "Cam" Pfeiffer, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 4/6/17
1960
  • Dr. Ronald Conrad, Lincoln, Nebraska, 11/20/16
  • Patricia (Roberts) Knudsen, Wahoo, Nebraska, 12/15/16
1961
  • Leslie "Les" Hamburger, Hastings, Nebraska, 8/22/16
  • Norman Springer, Kansas City, Missouri, 10/6/16
  • Karen (Gard) Zayaz, Littleton, Colorado, 3/6/17
  • Lloyd Fulton, Buena Vista, Colorado, 3/24/17
1963
  • Gary Sherman, Bountiful, Utah, 3/3/17
1964
  • William Howland, Lincoln, Nebraska, 7/11/16
  • Artis (Pofahl) Weinman, Hastings, Nebraska, 7/25/16
  • Lester "Sonny" Dilly, Wenatchee, Washington, 1/27/17
  • Janet (Comer) Buhr, Glenvil, Nebraska, 2/21/17
1965
  • Don Hanna, Phoenix, Arizona, 5/2/16
1966
  • Robert Samuelson, Hastings, Nebraska, 6/8/16
  • Samuel "Sam" Nein, Ogallala, Nebraska, 12/21/16
1967
  • Margaret (Grover) Chambers, Omaha, Nebraska, 6/6/16
  • Beverly (Sergeant) Riese, Hastings, Nebraska, 6/6/16
  • Donald "Don" Holt, Omaha, Nebraska, 8/5/16
  • Lorraine (Einspahr) Pittz, Grand Island, Nebraska, 8/29/16
  • Arthur "Art" Langvardt, Doniphan, Nebraska, 2/8/17
  • Dr. Richard "Rick" Penney, Surprise, Arizona, 4/1/17
1968
  • Ronald "Ron" Kampfe, Tucson, Arizona, 11/3/16
  • Elaine (Weavers) Goldenstein, Hastings, Nebraska, 1/5/17
1969
  • LeDonna (Pogorelski) Jarzynka, Hastings, Nebraska, 8/11/16
  • William "Bill" Foster, Republican City, Nebraska, 8/21/16
  • Larry Edeal, Hastings, Nebraska, 10/21/16
1970
  • Rev. Donald "Don" Westerberg, Roxbury, Connecticut, 11/1/16
  • Charles "Chuck" Bardwell, Boerne, Texas, 11/3/16
1972
  • Maxine (Lahti) Natvig, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2/7/17
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" (Elliott) Ortegren, Hastings, Nebraska, 4/21/17
1973
  • Irene (Epke) Wade, Omaha, Nebraska, 1/7/17
1974
  • Nancy (Dreith) Larsen, Lincoln, Nebraska, 7/28/16
1981
  • Cindy (Lansman) Goforth, La Vista, Nebraska, 12/1/16
1982
  • Helen (McGowen) Tjaden, Hastings, Nebraska, 7/26/16
  • Dr. Larry Hansen, Grand Island, Nebraska, 3/5/17
1983
  • Jean (Wadsworth) Toon, Hastings, Nebraska, 10/11/16
1984
  • Patrick Deuel, Kearney, Nebraska, 4/29/16
  • Kathryn (Mead) Moseman, Grand Island, Nebraska, 12/23/16
1985
  • Rhonda (Scribner) Watson, Broomfield, Colorado, 4/28/16
  • Charles "Chuck" Hayes, Okinawa, Japan, 4/1/17
1988
  • Kelly (Graham) Snyder, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 5/27/16
  • Marcia Kay (Leahy) Regan, Omaha, Nebraska, 8/10/16
1990
  • Marty Aylward, Dickens, Nebraska, 10/8/16
1995
  • Sheila Holliday, Hastings, Nebraska, 7/7/16
2008
  • Jay Bittfield, Kenesaw, Nebraska, 1/31/17