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Ted L Van Fossen

November 17, 1952 — March 21, 2023


Ted L Van Fossen

Hastings resident Ted L Van Fossen, 70, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.    


A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Damen Jensen-Heitmann officiating. The family requests casual attire be worn to the service in honor of Ted. Burial will be held at a later date at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be Thursday, March 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home with family present. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be designated at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Ted’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.


Ted was born November 17, 1952, in Des Moines, IA to Larry and Beverly (Pritchard) Van Fossen. He grew up in Ames, IA, and graduated from Ames High School and Iowa State University. Ted married Beci Laidlaw on July 9, 1977, in West Des Moines, IA.


He was proud to serve the ag industry his entire career.  Between farming and sales, he worked in agriculture his whole life. His customers became like family. Ted was a member of Axtell Presbyterian Church. He served on the Axtell Public Schools Board of Education for many years and was very active in the community. Ted helped with anything his kids were involved in including coaching every sport, youth group leader and lifelong cheerleader for all. His kids and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was an avid Iowa State fan - Go Cyclones!


Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Beverly Van Fossen; brother, Ken Van Fossen; and grandchildren, Marcus Graves and Minnie Van Fossen.  



    Beci Van Fossen – Hastings, NE

Daughter & Spouse:              
    Jodi & Danny Graves – Hastings, NE

Son & Spouse:                       
    Andy & Katie Van Fossen – Omaha, NE

    Jackson Graves

    Madilyn Graves

    Hudson Van Fossen

    Baby Girl Van Fossen

Sister & Spouse:                    
    Belinda & David Smith – Kansas City, MO
Sisters-in-law & Spouse:       
    Darnell Van Fossen – Nevada, IA

    Deb & John Mohlis – Oregon City, OR

Brothers-in-law & Spouses:  
    Forrest Laidlaw – Des Moines, IA

    Bill & Jill Laidlaw – West Des Moines, IA

    Jamie & Ginger Laidlaw – Des Moines, IA

Aunt & Uncle:                       
    Don & Jo Van Fossen – Sebring, OH

Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

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Past Services


Thursday, March 30, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Family will be present 5-7 p.m.

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 31, 2023

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

First Presbyterian Church

621 N Lincoln Ave, Hastings, NE 68901


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