Walter D. Heyen
Hastings resident Walter D. Heyen, age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Memorial service with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard was held Saturday, February 1, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home and Cremation Center is serving the family. Walter was born May 31, 1935, in Hebron to George and Mary (Garrels) Heyen. He received his High School Texas Diploma and obtained his GED while he was in the U.S. Army. Walter served in the U.S. Army from March 4, 1957, to March 3, 1959. He married Blanche Farver on June 12, 1960, at Presbyterian Church in Nelson. They resided in Gibbon for 40 years. They moved to Hastings in 2009. Walter worked at Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant in Grand Island from 1966 to 1975, owned and operated his own drywall business in Gibbon from 1975 to 1981, and worked at Eaton Manufacturing until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Blanche Heyen, of Hastings; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Deb Heyen, of Alda, Don and Leannette Heyen, of LaVista, Rod and Margaret Heyen, of Astoria, Oregon, Robert and Ashley Heyen, of Aurora, Colorado, and Sean and Julie Heyen, of Lincoln; grandchildren, Seth Heyen, Jared Heyen, Adam Heyen, Maria Heyen, Annie Heyen, Joshua Heyen, Luke Heyen, Morgan (Kyle) Renteria, Kameron Heyen, and Peri Heyen; great-grandchildren, Xander Heyen and Aslyn Renteria; brother, Leonard Heyen, of Ruskin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and spouses; one sister and spouse; and grandson, Evan Heyen.