Hastings resident Dr. Frederick D. “Fred” Catlett, 73, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society, Grand Island, NE.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 7, at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Rev. Lance Clay officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Hastings Pickleball Club, or Nebraska Public Radio. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service go to Fred’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.
Fred was born February 27, 1948, in Lincoln, NE to Dwight & Dorothy (Fetters) Catlett. He was a graduate from Papillion High School and went on to Nebraska Wesleyan. Fred completed his MD from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha in 1973. He completed his residency in family practice at UNMC in 1976 and moved to Hastings. Fred married his first wife, Penny Hudnall on June 6, 1971; she preceded him in death on February 19, 2012. He married Brenda (Sadd) Breckner on September 28, 2014.
Fred was a physician at Hastings Family Practice until he joined Mary Lanning Hospital. He was also the Medical Director for a number of clinics and nursing homes, including Medical Director of Mary Lanning Healthcare Hospice. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and served on various committees as well as in the choir, praise group, brass choir, and as a frequent soloist on his baritone horn. Fred was a member of the Nebraska Medical Association and AAFP (American Academy of Family Practice). He enjoyed playing pickleball and was a member of the Hastings Pickleball Club. Fred followed the Denver Broncos, New York Yankees, and NASCAR’S Kevin Harvick. He enjoyed traveling and attending all of his family’s activities and sporting events.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Penny Catlett.
Brenda Catlett – Hastings, NE
Jennie Catlett – Lincoln, NE
Son, Spouse & family:
Brent & Mindy Breckner – Doniphan, NE
Alyssa, Tycen, and Carsyn
Brother & Spouse:
Charles & Dixie Catlett & family
Sisters & Spouses:
Judy & Chris Christensen & family
Jean & Jim Schwab & family
Dee Sadd – Hastings, NE
Brothers-in-law & Spouse:
Kevin Sadd & family
Bryan & Shelly Sadd & family
Bill Hudnall & family
Sister-in-law & Spouse:
Colleen & Bob McClelland & family
Bob & Sharon Breckner
Fred’s cat buddy:
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and many friends