Brian D. Hester, 61

- April 20, 2021

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. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

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

Grandchildren: 14

Great-Grandchild: 1

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

Sister-in-law: Marcia Hester

Ex-Wife: Lisa Bennett – Lincoln, NE

Very dear friend and neighbor: Brenda Shafer-Elley

Countless Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews

Best Friend & Dog: Jack