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Ronald Karnes

May 30, 1943 — January 17, 2021

Hastings resident Ronald J. Karnes passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at his home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 22, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page is . Visitation is 4-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday, January 21. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you.

Ron was born on May 30, 1943, at Heartwell, NE to Lawrence J. and Velma (Elliott) Karnes. As an infant, Ron moved to Hastings with his family. Ron married Sharon K. Dralle on October 19, 1963.

Ron owned and operated Karnes Auto Repair until his retirement due to health. He was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed his involvement with Klatt Racing in the 1970s. Ron’s greatest times were watching his grandchildren’s sporting activities and dance recitals.

Ronald J. Karnes was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry Karnes.

Sharon K. Karnes – Hastings, NE
Children & Spouses:
Todd & Kim Karnes – Hastings, NE
Shari & Curt Rutt – Hastings, NE
Sarah Karnes
Cami Karnes
Matt Karnes
Brady Rutt
Dylan Rutt
Sister & Brother-in-law:
Kathy & Lane Luttrell – Baton Rouge, LA
And Ron’s extended family, Brother Tom Heyen and extended Heyen family.

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

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, January 21, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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