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Gary Brown

February 24, 1943 — May 9, 2021

Hastings resident Gary A. Brown, 78, passed away Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at home surrounded by family.

Rosary will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, and Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Jeremy Hazuka officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be at Graceland Cemetery in Avoca, IA. Visitation will be 1-7 Tuesday, with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Knights of Columbus TV Mass or St. Michael’s Catholic Church Endowment Fund. The service will be live-streamed on St. Michael’s Catholic Church’s Facebook page. The direct link is https://www.facebook.com/STMHastings, the link will not be live until five minutes before service time. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Gary was born February 24, 1943, in Council Bluffs, IA, to Wilbert & Eleanor (Wise) Brown. He married Nancy J. (Hughlock) Brown on February 27, 1965, in Rio Dell, CA. She preceded him in death on March 12, 2021. He served in the Navy from 1961-1965 and worked for Western Paper Company in sales for 42 years. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council # 1123 and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Pius XII Assembly # 608 and held numerous offices in the Knights of Columbus including Past Grand Knight and Past Faithful Navigator. Gary helped record the Knights of Columbus TV Mass for 15 years. He also was a lifetime member of VFW Post # 1346 and past officer; and also, a member of American Legion Post # 11.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy; and son-in-law, Steve McDunn.

SURVIVORS:
Children & Spouses:               Kevin A. Brown
Christina L. McDunn
Keith F. (Anne) Brown
Donald L. (Debby) Brown
Albert D. Brown

Granddaughters:                     5

Grandsons:                              2

Great Granddaughter:             1

Siblings:                                 James (Connie) Brown
Rosann (Jim) Nauman
Randy (Linda) Brown
Greg Brown

Many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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

Livingston Butler Volland Chapel (Hastings)

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

St. Michael's Catholic Church

721 Creighton Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Visitation

Thursday, May 13, 2021

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

Pauley Jones Funeral Home

1304 N Sawmill Rd, Avoca, IA 51521

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Burial

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Greenwood Cemetery

, Avoca, IA 51521

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