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Richard D. "Dick" First

June 26, 1949 — December 20, 2022

Hastings

Richard D. "Dick" First

Hastings resident Richard D. “Dick” First, 73, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at his home.    

 

Rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 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. Wednesday, at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Dick’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

 

Dick was born June 26, 1949, in Alliance, OH to Anna Lucille (Champoux) and father Louis Henry. He attended St. Cecilia Catholic High School. Dick married Glenda R. Hanzel on September 12, 1969; she preceded him in death on July 11, 2022.

 

Dick worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads, T & L Irrigation, and was a farmhand for Kissingers. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and was an active member of the Nebraska Department of Roads (NAPE).

 

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Glenda R. First.

 

SURVIVORS:

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-in-law:                       
    Lila DeRosear – Richmond, VA
    Judy Trausch – Grand Island, NE

Extended Family:                  
    Brandi & Dustin Hinrichs

Many friends

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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Rosary

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

7:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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Visitation

Thursday, December 29, 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

Thursday, December 29, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

301 W 7th St, Hastings, NE 68901

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