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1935 Wilma 2019

Wilma Jean Kennedy

May 6, 1935 — September 20, 2019

Hastings resident, Wilma Jean Kennedy, 84 passed away, Friday, September 20, 2019.

Graveside memorial service will be 10:00 AM, June 28, 2021, at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, NE.

Wilma was born May 6, 1935 to Jacob and Clara (Kottwitz) Lofing in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings High in 1953. She married Robert C. Kennedy on June 28, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings. Wilma was a homemaker. She loved her employment at the dime store downtown, Hesteds in Hastings as a floor walker.

Wilma was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church where is was baptized and confirmed.

She was very fond of her son Russ and daughter Christy. Wilma enjoyed spending lunch with her son. She enjoyed listening to the loud engines of Russ’s racecars while her husband and son tuned them in the garage. She enjoyed going to horse shows, and shopping days with her daughter. Wilma loved going to garage sales and thrift stores. She loved tending to her rose bushes in the backyard. Wilma also enjoyed feeding the squirrels and playing Mexican dominos with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Robert, son, Russell both of Hastings, daughter, Christy( (Carlin) Engert of Aurora, granddaughter, Miranda (Nate) Wagner and great grandson, Andrew Wagner and one great granddaughter Emma Wagner of Cottonwood, AZ, one sister, Marilyn (Harold) Kelley and one brother, Ron (Konnie) Lofing both of Hastings, sister in law Dorothy Klien, brothers-in-law Dean Kennedy and Milt (Debbie) Kennedy and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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