Fern Jeanette Bye - October 10, 2009Hastings resident Fern Jeanette Bye, 92, died Saturday, Oct.10, 2009 at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings. Services will be Friday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. at Trumbull United Methodist Church, with the Rev.Lee Wigert officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service Friday at Trumbull United Methodist Church. Memorials may be given to the Fern J. Bye Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 35, Giltner, NE 68841.
Condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Fern was born March 27, 1917 in Trumbull to William and Rena (Livgren) Samuelson. She graduated from Trumbull High School in 1934, and then attended Hastings College and Lincoln University, now known as University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She married Ralph E. Bye on Dec. 27, 1939 at Trumbull. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1994. She taught country school four miles east of Trumbull and one year in a school three miles west of Giltner.
She lived her entire life in Trumbull until she moved to Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. She was a homemaker and a member of the Trumbull United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, 4-C Club, and was a former Pink Lady for the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Fern was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Ivor Samuelson, sisters Evelyn Gosserd and Velda Turner, and son-in-law Phil Kreutz.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Kreutz of Giltner and Patty (Robert) Barnes of North Bend, Ore.; a son and special friend, Bill Bye and Elain Laux of Hastings; six grandchildren, Christy (Stan) Hoffmeyer of Trumbull, Jane (Jon) Reeson) of Giltner, Tiffany (Chris) Hubbard of North Bend, Ore., Debbie (Jeff) Gerloff of Juniata, Jim (Jaime) Kreutz of Giltner, and Holly Barnes of North Bend, Ore.; ine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Evelyn Samuelson of Trumbull; brother-in-law Robert Snarr of Hastings.