Funeral services for Keith Hastings, age 64, of Creighton, Neb., will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Faith United Methodist Church in Creighton. Reverend Bev Hieb officiated. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Hecla Cemetery in Hecla, S.D.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.
Keith died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at his residence.
Keith Derl Hastings, son of Derl and Claudia (Steele) Hastings, was born May 11, 1953, at Gardena, Calif. He graduated from Ellendale High School in Ellendale, N.D., in 1971. Keith attended college at Rapid City School of Mines, NDSCS at Wahpeton and NDSU at Fargo, N.D. On June 19, 1983, he was united in marriage to Nancy Baker at Murdo, S.D. Three children were born to them, Jessica, Carrie, and Cory.
Keith farmed and worked at several John Deere establishments. He loved equipment, agriculture, and was definitely a people person. Keith made friends with everyone he met. Keith’s love of sports started young. He loved football, basketball, baseball, and track. He played all sports in high school and played amateur baseball after high school. Keith passed his love of sports on to his children. He was also passionate about gardening. His garden was huge and he shared with all. Keith was a member of United Methodist Church in Creighton, where his faith and church family were very important to him.
Keith is survived by his children, Jessica Dawkins (Aaron Smith) of Orchard, Neb., Carrie (Nick) Hansen of Grand Island, Neb., and Cory (Audrey Magee) Hastings, of Craig, Colo.; five grandchildren, Karley Dawkins, Tate Smith, Dash Hansen, Braysen Magee, and Addison Magee; siblings, Steve (April) Hastings, Tom Hastings, and Deb (John) Merkel; his former wife, Nancy Hastings; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Derl and Claudia Hastings; paternal grandparents, Sam and Alice (Greeno) Hastings; maternal grandparents, Claude and Helen (Tennant) Steele; and one sister-in-law, Renee (Fylling) Hastings.