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Velma Lillian Hajny

September 16, 1921 — March 19, 2024


Velma Lillian Hajny

Hastings resident Velma Lillian Hajny,102, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at College View Assisted Living, Hastings, NE.

Rosary will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23 with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m will be St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Scott Nemec officiating. Visitation will be Friday, March 22; 5-7 p.m. with family present at the funeral home. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Loucky Cemetery, Deweese. Memorials may be given to Clay County Historical Society/For St. Martin’s Loucky Church. 

Velma was born September 16, 1921, at Spring Ranch to Emil & Carrie (Herbeck) Skalka.  She married Emil Hajny on May 17, 1949.  He preceded her in death in February 2002.  Velma was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and the  Mary Lanning Hospital Auxiliary.  She was also a charter member of the South Central Czech Society. 

Velma was a homemaker and was employed at Mary Lanning Hospital for many years.  Velma was a kind and loving mother and enjoyed her family, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emil; and sister & brother-in-law, Evelyn & Leo Kimminau.

Children & Spouses:                         
  Marilyn Hajny - Hastings, NE
  Patricia Hajny – Hastings, NE
  David & Elizabeth Hajny - Hastings, NE
  Bernie & Desi Hajny – York, NE 
Grandchildren & Spouses:                 
  Jeff & Chelsea Hajny – Lincoln, NE
  Kristina Ellsworth & fiancé, Neal Lee – Colorado Springs, CO
5 Great-Grandchildren:                      
  Aidan, Marcus, Mason, Abigail, and Alex     
Many Nieces & Nephews

                                                                                    Rest in Peace, Mother. 

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Past Services


Friday, March 22, 2024

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

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

301 W 7th St, Hastings, NE 68901

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