Hastings resident Donavan E. “Whitey” Consbruck, 81, passed away peacefully
surrounded with love Friday, October 29, 2021, at The Kensington, Hastings, NE.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, November 5, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian
Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 6, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father
Christopher Kubat officiating. The family requests casual attire be worn to the service.
Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery in Roseland. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Friday at the
funeral home and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to The
Kensington Activities Program. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is
serving the family.
Whitey was born October 31, 1939, in Hastings, NE to Raymond A. & Luella A.
(Schmitz) Consbruck. He graduated from Roseland High School in 1959. Whitely was a
lifelong Adams County resident. He worked at Western-Land Roller, Great Plains
Packing, and was a farmer. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and Eagles
#519 where he was a Golden Eagle.
Whitey started his own band “Little Dippers” and was inducted into the Nebraska
Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He loved to sing, some of his favorites were “Mule
Skinner Blues”, “Pretty Woman”, and “Blue Velvet.” Whitey received loving care for 17
years at The Kensington and made many friends who also enjoyed country music. He
was a very gentle and caring soul. Whitey sang karaoke until his health did not permit
Whitey was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nicky Jo, Royce, Gayle; sister-in-
law, Charlotte Consbruck; and brother-in-law, Allen Cuff.
Sisters & Spouse: Sandy & Ron Harpham – McCook, NE
Deb Cuff & Mike Davis – Hastings, NE
Sister-in-law: Eileene Consbruck
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and friends
Longtime friend: Tom Lovell