Former Hastings resident Evelyn J. Ostdiek, 87, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Viera Hospital, Viera, FL.

Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, January 27, at Butler Volland Chapel. Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 28, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Jeremy Hazuka officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 27, at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Evelyn’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page. Condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Evelyn was born May 6, 1935, in Lawrence, NE to Edward and Ella (Verkamp) Kitten. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954. Evelyn moved to Denver, CO with friends and worked in retail for a few years. She returned to Lawrence, NE, and married Vincent Ostdiek on May 22, 1962, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Lawerence, NE; he preceded her in death on January 30, 2015.

Evelyn worked at the Good Samaritan Society in Nelson, NE, and did various jobs house cleaning as well as raising eight children and attending many school and church activities. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Altar Society. Evelyn and Vincent retired from the farm and moved from Lawrence to Hastings in 1994.

Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her devotion to her family and her faith was evident to all who knew her.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vincent Ostdiek; son, Timothy Ostdiek; and siblings, LeRoy Kitten, Vernon Kitten, Richard Kitten, Art Kitten, Eddie Kitten, and Loretta Schell.


Sons: Randy Ostdiek

Patrick (Amy) Ostdiek

Kenneth (Shannon) Ostdiek

Daughters: Kathleen (Bill) Coe

Marlene Ostdiek

Donna (Rod) McCord

Mary (Stuart) Tietjen

Grandchildren: Sam (Ali) McCord

Micaela (Ben) Blach

Riley Ostdiek

Reagan Ostdiek

Rachel Ostdiek

Trent Tietjen

Emily Tietjen

Lauren Tietjen

McKenzie Ostdiek

Nolan Ostdiek

Great-Grandchildren: Miley McCord

Kya McCord

Siblings: JoVita (Delbert) Lemke

Gary (Donna) Burt