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Ethan W. Moorhead, Sr.

February 20, 1936 — October 27, 2023

Hastings, Nebraska

Ethan W. Moorhead, Sr.

Hastings resident Ethan W. “Mr. Lucky” Moorhead Sr., 87, passed away peacefully Friday, October 27, 2023, at his home.    


Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Lisa Ewald officiating. Burial will be held at Parkview Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation as he was cremated. In lieu of flowers, 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 Lucky’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.


Ethan was born February 20, 1936, in Harvard, NE to Ray and Dorothy (Moore) Moorhead. He graduated from Hastings High School. Ethan married Peggy Ann Brand on January 1, 1954; she preceded him in death on October 23, 2014. They were married 60 years before her passing.


Ethan worked several jobs prior to moving to Texas to work in the oil fields. He delighted in jobs working as a crane operator. Upon returning to Hastings, Ethan worked in maintenance for Hastings Equity Grain Bin Co. for one and one-half years. He then worked for Hastings Industries for 15 years. He started Lucky’s Welding in 1973. Ethan was a very successful businessman. He was past President of Hastings Car Club; taking great pride in driving the grand marshalls in the parades. He managed the fairgrounds and was a volunteer fireman and storm spotter in Hastings. He taught Sunday school at the Free Will Baptist Church. He mounted the “Tiger Jet” at the Hastings Airport. He engineered many projects including his amphibian boat, truly one of a kind! Ethan has always loved fishing, hunting, pool, dominos, and socializing with people, frequenting Bulleyes and the Eagles. His stories will be missed by all.


Ethan was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy Ann Moorhead; brothers and sister-in-law, David Moorhead and Gib & Jeanette Moorhead (“Jan” Barenberg); and brothers-in-law, Robert Ramsey and Larry Potts; daughter, Kathy Strong; granddaughter, Lisa (Anderson) Moore; and many other extended family.  



Children, Spouse & families:        
    Ethan W. Moorhead Jr. & Ann – Owasso, OK

        Evan, James, Michael, and Harley

    Cristy & Randy Suchy – Great Bend, KS

        Jessie Andrasek (Diego)

            Jadisyn, Jaizley, Jeytt, and Zeno

        Matthew Suchy

        Shane Suchy


    Rod Strong – Hastings, NE

Grandson-in-law & family:               
    Trent Moore – Jewell, KS

        Tyler Moore & Megan Brown – Blue Hill, NE

        Riley John Moore – Hastings, NE

        Alexa Ann Moore – Jewell, KS

    Carolyn (Moorhead) Ramsey – Hastings, NE

    Holly (Moorhead) Potts – Hastings, NE

    Dixie (Cave) & Kerry Jones – Grand Island, NE

    Rita (Cave) Michka – Hastings, NE

    Rae Ann (Moorhead) & Richard Luke – Hastings, NE

    Wanda Mercier – Oriskany Falls, NY

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Past Services

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)


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