Hastings resident Harvey Dietrich Benker, 98, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019, at The Kensington, Hastings, NE.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Monday with family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Harvey was born August 10, 1921, in Webster County, NE to George & Dena (Johnson) Benker. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. Harvey married LuJean Pfitzer in 1948; she preceded him in death in 1992.
Harvey worked 30 years at Hastings Regional Center; retiring in 1986. He also worked as a part-time custodian for First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Harvey was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, a life member of V.F.W. Post #10562, Eagles #592, Eagles Camper Club of #592, and Square Dancing Club for many years.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; wife, LuJean Benker; three sisters; and three brothers.
Children & Spouse:
Marjorie & Virgil Eitzmann – Hastings, NE
Danny Benker – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren & Spouses:
Amy & Rod Heffner – Hastings, NE
Angela & Mike Sipp – Hastings, NE
Kayden Sipp – Hastings, NE
Cameron Sipp – Hastings, NE