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Brian D. Hester

March 26, 1960 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 61)


Hastings resident Brian D. Hester, 61, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He had fought a long battle with cancer.

Rosary will be 9:30 a.m. with Memorial Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Christopher Kubat officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. There will be no viewing or visitation. 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 Facebook page. The direct link for that page is, the link will not be live until five minutes before service time. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you.

Brian enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved being outdoors. He had a heart of gold and would often check on friends that were ill or homebound and take meals to them. Brian was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and his number one team was the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He loved having barbecues and inviting family and friends. Later on in his life, he loved seeing and spending time with his grandkids. Brian loved his family.

Brian was preceded in death by his brother, Franklin O’Dell Hester Jr. and his mother, Marjorie Ellen Ravers.

Children & Spouses:                         
    Bryan & Jill Hester – Hastings, NE
    Jayme & Becca Hester – Omaha, NE
    Erica & Adam Schwaninger – Lincoln, NE
    Ashley Sandoval & Robert Fowlkes – North Platte, NE
    Kelly & Nathan Fielder – Blue Hill, NE
    Nathan & Mel Sandoval – Holdrege, NE
    Ryan Sandoval – Hastings, NE
    Justin Hester – Hastings, NE
Siblings & Spouses:                          
    Cindy Bristol – Grand Island, NE
    Allen & Teri Hester – Fallbrook, CA
    Steve Hester & Lisa Smith – Glenvil, NE
    Sherrin & Stephen Bullet – King George, VA
    Gerald & Donna Wade – IA
    Amy Carbajal – Cozumel, Mexico
    Marcia Hester
    Lisa Bennett – Lincoln, NE
Very dear friend and neighbor:         
    Brenda Shafer-Elley
Countless Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews
Best Friend & Dog:                           


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April 24, 2021

9:30 AM
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
301 West 7th Street
Hastings, NE 68901

Memorial Mass
April 24, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
301 West 7th Street
Hastings, NE 68901

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