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Katherine Archer

October 12, 1921 — April 10, 2020

Hastings resident Katherine C. Archer, 98, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, NE.

Due to COVID-19 directed health measures, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  A book signing is 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home. Please note the book signing will be limited to a maximum of 10 people at a time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Feline Friends Rescue of Hastings, NE.

Katherine was born on October 12, 1921, in Sandusky, OH to Walter L. & Bonnie (Linn) Carter. She graduated from Lima High School in Lima, OH. Katherine married Paul C. Archer in August 1941 in Lima, OH; he preceded her in death on November 29, 1983. She later married Grover “Curly” Colter in September 1995; he preceded her in death on February 26, 2004.

Katherine loved experiencing life in an unconventional way – traveling to places like Hawaii, Germany, and Paris, learning to drive from her teenagers at 50, and learning to crochet at 80.  Katherine loved singing and was a member of the First Christian Church choir in Hastings for many years.  She continued singing at Peace Chapel at Perkins Pavilion.  She loved her cat, Gomez, who will join her in interment.  Her family was most important of all – when not spending time with them she was baking and making gifts for them.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Paul C. Archer; and second husband, Curly Colter.

Children & Spouses:
Paul Archer – Norcross, GA
Bonnie Nowka – Hastings, NE
David Archer & Marie Gibson – Reno, NV
Katherine & Kirk Mahlen – Eden Prairie, MN
Carolyn & Randy Fisher – Hastings, NE
Ellen & Jay Kotera – Superior, WI
Grandchildren & Spouses:
Elizabeth Fisher
Shannon & Chris Lavin
Joshua & Danica Donner
Erika & Greg Messler
Angela Kotera
Janik Mahlen
Ashton            Corbin
Daniel             Jaxon
Brooke            Roman
Candice           Ainsley

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Katherine Archer, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Book signing

Monday, April 13, 2020

9:00am - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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