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Matthew "Matt" Friend

April 22, 1954 — December 11, 2018

Hastings resident Matthew R. “Matt” Friend, 64, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at his home.

Celebration of Life is 3 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the family to be used for an established memorial. Book signing will be 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Matt was born April 22, 1954, in Hastings, NE to Donald & Anne (Calhoun) Friend. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1972. Matt married Sue Meyer at All Saints Chapel in Hastings.

Matt owned and operated Matt Friend Truck Equipment in Hastings. He was a member of Elks, Southern Hills Golf Course, Lochland Country Club, Eagles, MWBA (Midwest BBQ Association), KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society), and SCA (Steak Cookoff Association).

In memory of Matt, when the opportunity presents itself, shake the hand of a person serving in our US military and thank them.

Matt was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Katrina Sue Friend.

SURVIVORS:
Son:
Scott Friend – Hastings, NE
Siblings & Spouses:
Dorothy Friend-Allen – Des Moines, IA
Donald & Karen Friend – Dothan, AL
Stephanie Friend – Hastings, NE
Becky Friend – Mesa, AZ
Nieces, nephews, many friends, Buckwheat & Spanky

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Matthew "Matt" Friend, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Book signing

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

9:00am - 5:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Book signing

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

9:00am - 5:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Book signing

Thursday, December 20, 2018

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, December 20, 2018

3:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)

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