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Walter Heyen

May 31, 1935 — January 28, 2020

Hastings resident Walter D. Heyen, 84, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, NE.

Memorial service with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard is 11 a.m. Saturday, February 1, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Book signing is Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the funeral home, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday with family greeting friends and relatives at the church. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Walter was born May 31, 1935, in Hebron, NE to George & Mary (Garrels) Heyen. He received his High School Texas Diploma and obtained his GED while he was in the U.S. Army. Walter served in the U.S. Army from March 4, 1957 to March 3, 1959. He married Blanche Farver on June 12, 1960, at Presbyterian Church in Nelson, NE. They resided in Gibbon, NE for 40 years. They moved to Hastings in 2009.

Walter worked at Cornhusker Army Ammunition Planet in Grand Island from 1966 to 1975, owned and operated his own drywall business in Gibbon from 1975 to 1981, and worked at Eaton Manufacturing until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and spouses; one sister and spouse; and grandson, Evan Heyen.

SURVIVORS:
Wife:
Blanche Heyen – Hastings, NE
Sons & Daughters-in-law:
Jim & Deb Heyen – Alda, NE
Don & Leannette Heyen – LaVista, NE
Rod & Margaret Heyen – Astoria, OR
Robert & Ashley Heyen – Aurora, CO
Sean & Julie Heyen – Lincoln, NE
Grandchildren:
Seth Heyen
Jared Heyen
Adam Heyen
Maria Heyen
Annie Heyen
Joshua Heyen
Luke Heyen
Morgan (Kyle) Renteria
Kameron Heyen
Peri Heyen
Great-Grandchildren:
Xander Heyen
Aslyn Renteria
Brother:
Leonard Heyen – Ruskin, NE
Numerous Nieces & Nephews

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Book signing

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00am - 5:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Book signing

Saturday, February 1, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

First St. Paul's Lutheran Church

501 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

First St. Paul's Lutheran Church

501 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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