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Bill J. Ries

March 11, 1930 — November 25, 2022

Hastings

Bill J. Ries

Hastings resident Bill J. Ries, 92, passed away Friday, November 25, 2022, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home, Newman Grove, NE.    

 

Rosary will be 5 p.m. Sunday, December 4, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 5, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Craig Clinch officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. A book signing will be 1-5 p.m. with family present 3-5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Bill’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

 

Bill was born March 11, 1930, in Fremont, NE to Joseph A. and Mabel (Fullington) Ries. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1948. Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He married Mary R. Lewandowski on February 19, 1955. 

 

Bill worked for Kealy Construction, later opened Cut-Rite Millwork, and then started Mr. Bills Hardware City. He was a member of the Sertoma. Bill was a very hard worker, and enjoyed woodcarving and attending auctions. He volunteered at Kool-Aid Days and Goodfellow’s for many years where he assembled boxes for those in need.  He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife:                          
    Mary R. Ries

Daughters:                 
    Sherri (Tom) Hiatt
    Lori (Rick) McDowell

Son:                            
    Scott A. Ries

Grandchildren:          
    12

Great-Grandchildren:
    14

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Past Services

Book Signing

Sunday, December 4, 2022

1:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Family will be present 3-5 p.m.

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Rosary

Sunday, December 4, 2022

5:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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Book Signing

Monday, December 5, 2022

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

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

301 W 7th St, Hastings, NE 68901

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, December 5, 2022

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

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

301 W 7th St, Hastings, NE 68901

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