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Stanley Keith O'Brien Jr.

May 28, 1954 ~ August 7, 2021 (age 67)


Hastings resident Stanley Keith O’Brien Jr., 67, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.

Rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 12, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Douglas Daro officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

Stanley was born May 28, 1954, in Grand Island, NE to Stanley Keith Sr. & Donnie Irene (Dubbs) O’Brien. He graduated from Wood River High School in 1972 and Central Community College. Stanley married Linda K. Denzin on May 23, 1983.

Stanley lived in Lincoln where he started working as a paramedic, moved to Morris, IL, York, PA, and then to Hastings where he made his home and continued to work as a paramedic for 25 years, then worked as a corrections officer for 13 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church for 35 years. Stanley volunteered as Santa since 1982 going to many daycares and homes of friends and family. He enjoyed spending his time doing photography and painting.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Stanna O’Brien; and nephew, Keith Porter.

    Linda O’Brien – Hastings, NE
Children & Spouses:             
    James “J.P.” O’Brien – New York City, NY
    Andrew & Teresa O’Brien – Hartington, NE
    Erik & Megan O’Brien – Kearney, NE
    Emily O’Brien & Ryan Truax – Alvo, NE
    Timothy O’Brien – Kearney, NE
    Jack O’Brien
    Emerson O’Brien
    Finley O’Brien
    Cathy Porter
    Debra O’Brien
    Susan Sweet
    Will Thiel
Numerous other family members, cousins, and friends

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August 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center
1225 N. Elm Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

August 11, 2021

7:00 PM
Butler Volland Chapel
1225 N Elm Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901

Mass of Christian Burial
August 12, 2021

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

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