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Joyce Kocourek

March 23, 1946 — June 7, 2022

Hastings resident Joyce Ann Kocourek, 75, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, surrounded by family at The Kensington, Hastings, NE.

A Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 501 North Burlington Avenue, Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. with family present Friday, June 10, at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to Operation Education to continue Joyce’s passion of educating the youth worldwide. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service go to Joyce’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

Joyce was born March 23, 1946, in Wayne, NE to Henry and Jessie (Burmester) Claus. Joyce was married to Milo Kocourek on November 22, 1969, in Omaha, NE. Together they had three children and enjoyed camping and boating as a family. Joyce lived much of her adult life in Hastings, where she taught Business and Journalism at a nearby school in Trumbull for many years.

The family would personally like to thank The Kensington for the care and service they provided Joyce in her final years.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.

SURVIVORS:
Husband:
Milo F. Kocourek – Hastings, NE
Children:
Benjamin (Jill) Kocourek – Lynden, WA
Amanda Harrenstein – Doniphan, NE
Nikolaus Kocourek – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren:
Brady Harrenstein
Blake Harrenstein
Alayna Harrenstein
Addalyn Harrenstein
Ella McKee
Jessica Kocourek
Siblings & Spouses:
Maryann & Jack Langemeier – Farmington, MO
Margaret & Dick Lentz – Coleridge, NE
Jane & Art Fryslie – Vienna, SD
Betty & Brent Batten – Clearwater, KS
John & Kay Claus – Columbus, NE
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and extended family

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, June 10, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Visitation

Saturday, June 11, 2022

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

First St. Paul's Lutheran Church

501 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

First St. Paul's Lutheran Church

501 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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