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Ronald B. Ross

August 17, 1931 — July 27, 2023

Hastings, Nebraska

Ronald B. Ross

 

Hastings resident Ronald B. Ross, Sr., 91, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, NE.   

 

Rosary will be 10 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 4, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Jeremy Hazuka officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 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 Ronald’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

 

Ronald was born August 17, 1931, to Georgie B. and Zazel C. (Karker) Ross in Alexandria, Nebraska. He attended Hastings High School and graduated in 1949. Ron served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1952. He graduated from Hastings College in 1958 with a Degree in business administration. Ron married Jean L. Pigeon on August 20, 1955, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings; she preceded him in death on June 14, 2003. Ron met his special companion Phyllis Freeburger, they would spend lots of time together playing cards, and attending dinners and parties.

 

Ron started working for Friend’s Motor Supply (NAPA) in 1962 and retired from NAPA Auto Parts (Twin T Auto Supply) in 2005 at the young age of 75. 


He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Eagles Club #592,  BPO Elks Lodge 159, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #11.


Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean L. Ross; daughter, Julie Beth Ross; in-laws, Leo and Mary Pigeon; and special companion, Phyllis Freeburger.

 

SURVIVORS:

Children & Spouses:                          
    Ronald & Susan Ross—Lincoln, NE

    Lynn & Lindsey Niemann—Lincoln, NE

    Kate & Dennis Oberhauser—Hastings, NE

 

Grandchildren & Spouses:                 
    Cassie & Jim Molt—Spalding, NE

    Heather & Bryce Whalen—Denton, NE

    Lexxie & Austin Rohrig—Friend, NE

    Dane Niemann & Ashley Mezera—Denver, Co

    Keller Niemann & Heath Jacob—Lincoln, NE

    Taylor Niemann & Heath Wester—Lincoln, NE

    Piper Niemann & Paul Kraft—Lincoln, NE

    Beth Sedersten—Hastings, NE

    Sabrina Oberhauser—Hastings, NE

    JJ & Shane Morris—Nicaragua

 

Great-Grandchildren:                         
    Carter Molt

    Ella Molt

    Avery Molt

    Adley Molt

    Jack Whalen

    Maysen Whalen

    Eli Rohrig

    Barrett Rohrig

    Dax Rohrig

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, August 4, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Michael's Catholic Church

721 Creighton Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Rosary

Friday, August 4, 2023

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Michael's Catholic Church

721 Creighton Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Mass

Friday, August 4, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Michael's Catholic Church

721 Creighton Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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