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Glenda First

June 29, 1950 — July 11, 2022

Hastings resident Glenda R. First, 72, passed away on July 11, 2022, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Craig Clinch officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Glenda’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

Glenda was born June 29, 1950, in Fremont, NE to John and Betty (Jensen) Hanzel. She graduated from St. Cecilia High School in 1968 and attended nursing school. Glenda married Richard D. First on September 12, 1969, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings.

Glenda worked at several businesses in Hastings. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Glenda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, doing crossword puzzles, and enjoying her family.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Steve Hanzel and Jeffrey Hanzel; and sister, Jolene McLaughlin.

SURVIVORS:
Husband:
Richard “Dick” First – Hastings, NE
Children & Spouse:
Jennifer & Adam Johns – Lincoln, NE
Christopher First – Aurora, CO
Amy Wolfe – Hubbell, NE
Russell First – Heston, KS
Grandchildren:
11
Great-Grandchildren:
6
Sisters:
Lila DeRosear – Richmond, VA
Judy Trausch – Grand Island, NE
Extended family:
Brandi & Dustin Hinrichs

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, July 15, 2022

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

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Rosary

Friday, July 15, 2022

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Saturday, July 16, 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

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

301 W 7th St, Hastings, NE 68901

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