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.
Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler
Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
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,
Wife: 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
Grandchildren: Jack O’Brien
Siblings: Cathy Porter
Cousin: Will Thiel
Numerous other family members, cousins, and friends