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Marvin Kerr - April 25, 2013


Hastings resident, Marvin D. Kerr, 78, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Marvin was born July 15, 1934, in Hastings to Raymond W. and Charlotte (Stromer) Kerr.
He played the violin as the youngest member of the Hastings Symphony and later served on the board.
He graduated from Hastings High School in 1952 and he attended Hastings College.
He married Lucy Uhrmacher in April of 1953 they had three children together.
Marvin worked his entire life with his brother at their father’s plastic company, Kerrco Plastics Inc.
He married Donna Einspahr Barnett on May 18, 1990. They loved to travel.
He was a lifetime member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he was on the church board, usher, Sunday School teacher and reader.
He was past president of the Hastings Jaycees and was instrumental in starting the midget football program in Hastings. He also served on the Hastings Corporation Board and was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 200.
In his later years he enjoyed going to coffee with all his gossip buddies.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Hastings; his children, Laurie Hawes (Tom) of Hastings, Randy Barnett (Sue) of Covington, Ky., Renae Olson (Rick) of Minden and Rachelle Barnett of Omaha; son-in-law, Jim Harris of Seattle; daughter-in-law, Susan Kerr Geiser of Ft. Collins, Colo.; grandchildren, Lisa, Ashley (Justin), Nikole, Kelsey (Brian), Kellen (Cassie), Jaryd, Dan, Michael, Kylie, Brett and Mick; four great- grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Betty Jansen (Jack) of Sioux City, Iowa, and Delaine Loewenstein (Tim) of Kearney; brother-in-law, Darrell Einspahr (Rojean) of North Platte; sister-in-law, Rebecca Kerr of Papillion; mother-in-law, Neola Einspahr of Hastings and his beloved dogs Daisy and Sam.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandpa Jim; his father-in-law, Palmer Einspahr; his daughter, Debra Kerr Harris; his son Craig Kerr; and his brother, Donald Kerr.
Services were April 29 at the First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating.
Burial was at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.
Condolences may be sent to the family from www.brandwilson.com.
Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings was in charge of arrangements.