Hastings resident Howard Lee Mooney, departed this life at the age of 75 years, Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday, October 24, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday, October 25, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Christopher Kubat officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church.
Howard was born July 23, 1944, in Valentine, NE to Adolph B. and Ella Agnes (Foster) Mooney. On April 3, 1964, he was united in marriage to Marcella Zirnig. To this union, two children were born: William Lee Mooney and Ella Leann.
Howard graduated from Valentine High School in 1963. He held various jobs before going to work for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads in 1970 where he worked for 37 ½ years. He retired in 2008 from his supervisory position with the Department in Minden, NE.
He was an avid golfer and bowler and also enjoyed fishing and hunting. After retirement, he and his wife spent 11 winters in Arizona.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, infant daughter, Ella Leann; brother, Robert Garrie Mooney; sister, Ella LaVonne Eggert; and sister-in-law, Rose Mae Mooney.
Marcella Mooney – Hastings, NE
William (Janette) Mooney – Hastings, NE
Marissa (Roger) Rhodes – Trumbull, NE
Adolph Dwain Mooney – Big Springs, NE
Carol (Tom) Kennedy – Callaway, NE
Paulette (Jerry) Waggle – Mountain Grove, MO
Many nieces, nephews, and one great-grandchild on the way.