Harrell “Butch” L. Waits, 70

November 16, 1947 - September 30, 2018

Hastings resident Harrell “Butch” L. Waits, 70, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018, at his

Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 20, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings
with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be given to Catholic Social Services. Book signing will be Friday,
October 19, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the

Butch was born November 16, 1947, in New Orleans, LA to Harrell C. & Nellie (Waugh) Waits.
He graduated from Osborne High School, Osborne, KS in 1965 and attended Fort Hays State
University, Hays, KS. He served in the Air Force from February 6, 1967 – February 5, 1971.
Butch married Jackie Konen on July 15, 1972, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Roseland, NE.
Butch was employed as a diesel mechanic and foreman at Nebraska Truck Center until his
retirement. He was a member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He
loved his grandchildren, golf, and was a diehard Husker fan of course.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents.


Children & Spouses: Jason C. & Yvonne Waits – Marietta, GA
Melissa L. & Brian Frellick – Fairview, NC
Grandchildren: Stephanie (Nicholas) Pisch
Joseph Karam
Jackson Waits
Dane Frellick
Cole Frellick
Addison Frellick
Great-Granddaughter: Riley Karam
Siblings & Spouses: Robert & Edna Waits – Huntsville, AL
William & Marie Waits – Seattle, WA
Nellie Motto – Topeka, KS
Aunts & Uncles: Irene Snyder
Jack & Marge Waugh
Helen Priest
Trudy Waugh
Lucille Jacobe
Glora Ann Thomas
Former Wife: Jackie Waits – Hastings, NE
Many Nieces & Nephews