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Alvin J. Mangers

February 23, 1933 — July 6, 2023

Kearney

Alvin J. Mangers

Former Hastings resident Alvin J. “Al” Mangers, 90, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Central Nebraska Veterans Home, Kearney, NE.   

 

Rosary will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 10, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 10, at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to EWTN, St. Cecilia Catholic Schools, or family’s choice. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Al’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

 

Al was born February 23, 1933, on a farmstead near Juniata, NE to Arthur and Margaret (Parr) Mangers. He attended Assumption Catholic School through the eighth grade. Al served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War. He married Kay Marie Kohl on May 7, 1955, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings; she preceded him in death on May 16, 2018.

 

Al farmed in the area for many years, he also worked for M&S Construction, was a salesman for Shafer Implement, a salesman for Johnson Cashway and Big G Commercial Division, managed Chateau Apartments, and was camp host at Fort Kearny for 20 years.


He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, and was a Faithful Navigator of Knights of Columbus 1123. Al served as President of the Roseland Coop Board, Superintendent of Adams County Weed Control Board, Hansen Elevator, NCP & Research, Pork Board, President of the Bar Association in Hastings, and Founder of the Wagon Wheel Bar. 


Al was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kay Marie Mangers; brother, Roy Mangers; and sister-in-law, Yvonne Mangers.

 

SURVIVORS:

Daughter & Son-in-law:                     
    Cynthia “Cindy” & Jerry Johnson – Lincoln, NE

Sons & Daughters-in-law:                 
    Robert “Rob” & Joyce Mangers – Roseland, NE

    Timothy “Tim” & Sally Mangers – Kearney, NE

Grandchildren:                                   
    Brent & Joy Johnson

    Nicole & Jared Zelek

    Krista & Daniel Crowe

    Cole & Amber Mangers

    Candace Mangers

    Robert Mangers

    Andrew & Brianna Mangers

    Ali Mangers

Great-Grandchildren:                         
    Emma

    Grace

    Jackson
    Mason
    Chloe
    Waylon
    Lainey
    Claire
    Cain
    Callen
    Luke
    Kiernan

Brother & Sister-in-law:                    
    Don & Judy Mangers – Sun City Center, FL

Sister & Brother-in-law:                    
    Arlene & Paul Vondenkamp – Beatrice, NE  

 

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 10, 2023

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Family will be present 5-7 p.m.

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Rosary

Monday, July 10, 2023

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

301 W 7th St, Hastings, NE 68901

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

301 W 7th St, Hastings, NE 68901

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