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Ruth M. Pezley

December 7, 1951 — February 5, 2024


Ruth M. Pezley

Hastings resident Ruth M. Pezley, 72, passed away Monday, February 5, 2024, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, NE.    


Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 15, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Chaplain Lisa Ewald officiating. No burial will be held at this time. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Relay For Life or the American Cancer Society. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Ruth’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page. 


Ruth was born December 7, 1951, in Aurora, NE to Kenneth E. and Lucile C. (Ruebsamen) Dangler. She attended Giltner Public Schools. Ruth married Gary Behrends in 1968 and to this union, two children were born; they later divorced. She married Chester Pezley on June 16, 1978, in Montrose, IA; he preceded her in death on January 6, 2008. 


Ruth owned and operated Hastings Letter Shop and was a plate setter at Paperworks Packaging from 1975 to 2014 when she retired. She loved going to the casino, traveling, and camping. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  

 Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chester Pezley; step-son, Aaron Pezley; and one step-grandson. 



Daughters & Spouses:                        
    Michelle & Tim Dedrick – Hastings, NE

    Christine & Kelly Luedtke – Grand Island, NE
Step-Children & Spouses:                  
    Audreen Ware – Citrus Heights, CA

    April Fear – Citrus Heights, CA
    Alan Pezley – St. Francis, WI

    Art Pezley – Hastings, NE

    Andy & Melissa Pezley – Aurora, CO
Grandchildren & Spouses:                 
    David & Wendy

    Jeff & Nikita






Numerous Step-Great-Grandchildren
Brothers & Spouse:                            
    Bob Dangler

    Will & Shirley Dangler
Sister & Spouse:                                 
    Mary & Gary Linder

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Thursday, February 15, 2024

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

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901


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