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Hastedt, Clarence Perry

'Dutch' Hastedt Dies in Mexico City; Funeral Here

Funeral servies were held yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon in Columbus Funeral home for Clarence P. (Dutch) Hastedt, 59, who died Saturday afternoon in Mexico City.  Dr. Farrar Patterson of First Baptist church officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.  Mr Hastedt had gone to Mexico City with friends the Thursday preceding Labor Day.  He suffered a stroke in his hotel the day after Labor Day and was taken to the American British hospital, where he suffered a 2nd stroke, followed by a heart attack. He had visited in Columbus only 3 weeks ago for the wedding of his great-niece, Miss Jan Hastedt and Steven Fry, and had appeared in perfect health.  Born Nov. 4, 1907, he was the youngest child of John and Emma Hahn Hastedt.  His father served as clerk of Colorado county for 30 years and before that had served as justice of the peace and commissioner of Prec. 5, when the family lived at Frelsburg.  They moved to Columbus in 1910 and bought the home now owned by the Lester Hastedts.  Mr. Hastedt had lived in Gregory since 1949 in the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Miller, and had been engaged in farming and ranching.  He loved to come to Columbus each year for the deer hunting season.  He served in the army during World War II and was a member of the Knights of Pythias and First Baptist church of Columbus.  His body was flown from Mexico City, arriving here Tuesday morning.  His brother, John Hastedt of Portland and his brother-in-law, Leo Miller, went to Mexico City immediately after learning of his illness.  Besides the brothers, John and Lester and the sister, Mrs. Miller, he is survived by another sister, Mrs. Hattie Smalley, also of Columbus, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were T.W. Glithero, John Ira Holland, David Foster, Ellis Miller and Thurmond West of Columbus, Sam Johnson of Gregory, George Martin of Stockdale and W. K. Schultz of Austin.

Colorado County Citizen, September 14, 1967
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Douglas James


Doug Hastedt, 81, of Columbus, died Monday, July 22, 1996 in Wichita Falls.  Born May 25, 1915 in Columbus, he was the son of Lee and Marie "Mamie" (Willrodt) Hastedt.  On Sept. 18, 1943 he married Virginia Thomas.  Mr. Hastedt was a retired rancher and railroad conductor for Southern Pacific Railroad and a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbus.  Services were held July 25 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Jack Lowery officiating.  Internment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Doug Potter, Jim Rutta, John (Bubba) Holland, Crockett Leyendecker, Raymond Heine, Dr. Tom Hancher, Stuart Hastedt and Joe Rau.  Mr. Hastedt is survived by his daughter, Judy Hastedt of Austin; sons Jim Hastedt of Denver, Colo. and Dan Hastedt of Wichita Falls; and grandchildren David Hastedt and Robert Hastedt, both of Denver.  He was preceded in death by his wife, on April 13, 1995; his parents; and brothers Lellius Hastedt and Jay Hastedt.

Colorado County Citizen, July 31, 1996
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Emma Katherine (Hahn)


Widow of Former Prominent County Official Dies on Thanksgiving

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Katherine Hastedt were held from the family residence Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. with interment in Odd Fellows Rest.  Columbus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and Rev. L.M. Chapman of the First Baptist Church officiated.  Mrs. Hastedt died on the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day. Mrs. Hastedt was the widow of John Hastedt, prominent in Colorado county public life for nearly a half century.  She was born in Frelsburg on January 15, 1868.  Prior to her marriage on February 7, 1888, she was Miss Emma Hahn.  After serving terms as justice of the peace and county commissioner, Mr. Hastedt moved his family to Columbus in 1908 when he was elected county clerk, which office he held until his retirement in 1938.  His death occurred on June 6, 1941.  Survivors include six children.  R. Lee Hastedt, Lester Hastedt, John Hastedt Jr. of Columbus, Pvt. Clarence P. Hastedt of Camp Abbot, Oregon, Mrs. Leo A. Miller of Gregory and Mrs. Shirley G. Smalley of Houston; four grandchildren, Lellius L. Hastedt, Douglas J. Hastedt and Julia Kay Hastedt of Columbus, and J. W. Hastedt of Varrienquilla, Columbia, S. A.; and two great grandchildren, Bobbie Bill and Joe Douglas Hastedt of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, December 2, 1943, pg. 1.
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Henry Andrew

Prominent Citizen Passes Monday

Mr. Henry Hastedt, a prominent educator of this section, died at his home in this city at 6:20 o'clock last Monday, after an illness of some three months, the last ten weeks of which he was confined to his bed.  He was 57 years of age.  Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday evening at four, Rev. Geo. W. Keeling conducting the service, and the remains laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest.  Mr. Hastedt was born near Frelsburg and has spent his entire life in this county.  He was a school teacher, teaching at Shaw's Bend, Brushy, El Campo and Bois d'Arc.  He was prominent in educational circles in the county, and as a citizen was loved and highly respected by the entire populace.  He is survived by two brothers, John of this place and Fred of California, one sister, Mrs. See of Houston, a wife and two children, Janet and Paul.

Colorado County Citizen, August 13, 1925
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Joe Douglas


Joe Douglas Hastedt, age 53, died of cancer in Columbus Community Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1993.   He was born August 30, 1939 to Lellius Lee and Willie Lee Wegenhoft Hastedt, who preceded him in death.   Funeral services were conducted at the First United Methodist Church Jan. 16, 1993, in Columbus by Rev. Scott Herren and later at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.   Joe is survived by his wife Carolyn Youens Hastedt.   They were united in marriage Aug. 25, 1962 in Columbus at the same church where the funeral services were conducted and he, Carolyn and their two children were baptized and confirmed.   In addition, his only grandchild was baptized there a year and a half ago.   He is survived by his son, Stuart Whitfield Hastedt and daughter-in-law Linda Burns Hastedt; daughter Leigh Elizabeth Hastedt; and one grandson, Taylor Whitfield Hastedt, all of Columbus.   Other survivors include his sister Jan Fry and three nephews of San Antonio; and a brother, Robert Hastedt of Austin.   One aunt and three uncles also survive.   They are Ruby Tolbirt, Doug Hastedt and Joe Wesley Wegenhoft, all of Columbus; and John Hastedt of El Campo.   Joe took great pride in the fact that he was a fifth-generation Texan of German ancestry.   His great-great grandfather Johann (John) Hastedt came to America in 1846 from Borstel, a small village near Hamburg, Germany.   In 1848 he settled in Colorado County and bought property here.   Joe was very proud of the fact that land from that original 1848 purchase is still in the Hastedt family today.   He was the administrator of Columbus Eye Associates which was formerly the Youens Eye Clinic.   He began his duties there in 1964.   In his youth he was active in the Boy Scouts and sports. Joe graduated from Columbus High School in 1957.   His skill in basketball earned him several scholarship offers.   He accepted the one from Blinn College and played for the Blinn College Buccaneers for one year before attending The University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 1962.   While there he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.   Later he served in the United States Air National Guard and trained at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.   He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served on boards on several occasions. He was a life member of the Magnolia Homes Tour, a life member of the Ex-Students Association of the University of Texas at Austin, member of the National Rifle Association, American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, German Society of Texas ad a 20-year member of the National Federation of Business.   Hunting, fishing, gardening, ranching, and investing in the stock market were his hobbies. Honorary pallbearers were his hunting and fishing buddies, his coworkers at Columbus Eye Associates and R. F. Rau.   Pallbearers were Allen Reyer Jr., Dr. Todd Barfield, Dr. Bob Lowe, Dr. Jerry Barak, Dan Hastedt, Travis Wegenhoft, Bob Pickens, John Whitcomb, Louis Riccardi and Joe Rau.   Dr. Lowe delivered the eulogy.

The Colorado County Citizen, January 1993, Pg. 2
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, John


John Hastedt, who served in public office in various capacities for almost half a century, died at the age of 76 years at his home in Columbus, Friday, June 6th, after an extended illness.  Mr. Hastedt served as justice of the peace for precinct No. 5, Frelsburg, Texas, from 1890 to 1908, and in 1896 he was elected commissioner for precinct No. 3, holding both offices until he was elected county clerk in 1908.  He served as county clerk until his retirement three years ago.  He was born in Frelsburg April 16th, 1865, and was married to Miss Emma Hahn Febuar 7th, 1888.  Funeral services were held at the family residence in Columbus Saturday afternoon, June 7th, at 3:30 o'clock with Rev. W.A. Flachmeier, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and Rev. J. Manley Reynolds, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducting the services.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest in charge of the Masonic Lodge.  Columbus Funeral Home made arrangements.  Serving as pallbearers were E.G. Miller, W.A. Struss, L.S. Lawrence, Jos. V. Frnka, Frank F. Hoegemeyer, E.H. Rabel, W.M. Paulsen and Edgar L. Litzmann, with an escort in uniform from Columbus Commandery.  Mr. Hastedt was a member of Caledonia Lodge No. 68 A.F.& A.M. of Columbus, Columbus Chapter No. 46 R.A.M. and Columbus Commandery No 58 knights Templar.  He held membership in Arabia Temple, Houston, and he was a member of the Sons of Herman. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Hastedt; two daughters, Mrs. Leo Miller of Gregory and Mrs. S.G. Smalley of Houston; for sons, R. Lee Hastedt, Lester Hastedt, John Hastedt Jr. and Clarence P. Hastedt, all of Columbus; three grandsons, two great-grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Rose See of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, June 12, 1941
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, John Willrodt


Funeral services were held for J.W. (Jay) Hastedt Wednesday, December 10 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with the Reverend Joseph Spitzler and Rev. Jack Lowery officiating.  Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.  Mr. Hastedt was born June 19, 1923 in Columbus to Robert Lee Hastedt and Marie Willrodt Hastedt.  He married Laura Whittenberg Hastedt May 17, 1975.  He was self employed.  Mr. Hastedt was active in ranching.  He was also a retire[sic] petroleum engineer.  Mr. Hastedt was a lifetime resident and a member of the First Methodist Church and he was affiliated with Masonic Lodge Calidonia.  Survivors include his wife Laura Hastedt of Columbus; and a brother, Doug Hastedt of Columbus.  Pallbearers were Gus Miller, Jr., Arthur Evans, Joe Hastedt, J.M. (Bill) Rutta, Joe Hromadka, Bob Hastedt, Jim Hastedt and Dan Hastedt.  Honorary pallbearers were Robert Earl Wolters, Jim Bremer, Crockett Leyendecker, Phil Gates, Ernest Baumgart, Billy Youens, Jimmy Grubbs

Colorado County Citizen, December 18, 1986
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Lavelia (Kirby)


Funeral services were held for Lavelia "Pete" Hastedt Friday November 6 at First Baptist Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Cox officiating.  Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.  Mrs. Lavelia "Pete" Hastedt was born November 20, 1903 in Columbus to T. J. Kirby and Fannie Lyon Kirby.  She married Lester Hastedt March 25, 1925.  Mrs. Hastedt was a housewife.  She was a Baptist.  Survivors include her husband, Lester Hastedt of Columbus.  Pallbearers were John Holland, Crockett Leyendecker, Bill Rutta, Dixie Schobel, Gus Miller, Jr. and Tillman Meisell.

Colorado County Citizen, November 12, 1987
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Lellius Lee


Funeral services were held Saturday from Columbus Funeral Home for Lellius Lee Hastedt, Columbus insurance man for the past 17 years.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, the Rev. B.A. Justice officiated at the service.  Mr. Hastedt, who had been in ill health the past several months, died Thursday, Dec. 14 in Columbus Hospital.  He was 62 years of age.  A lifetime resident of Columbus, Mr. Hastedt was active in many community activites.  He was past president and a charter member of the Columbus Noon Lions Club and a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Arabian Temple Shrine.  He had been a past advisor to the Boy Scouts and an active member of the First United Methodist Church.  Mr. Hastedt had operated the Columbus Insurance Agency established in 1919, since the death of his father in 1955.  Mr. Hastedt was born Oct. 15, 1910, a son of Robert Lee and Marie Willrodt Hastedt.  He was married to Willie Lee Wegenoft of Columbus on Feb. 3, 1934.  He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Robert William of Austin and Joe Douglas of Columbus; one daughter Jan Fry of Houston; 2 brothers, Douglas James and J. W. Hastedt of Columbus, and 2 grandchildren, Stuart Whitfield and Leigh Elizabeth Hastedt.  Pallbearers were Phil Gates, Tommy Glithero, Bob Hamilton, Jimmy Grubbs, Charlie Kearney, Ralph Meadows, Clarence Potter and Karl Youens.

Colorado County Citizen, December 21, 1972
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Lester


Lester Hastedt passed away on September 25th in Columbus Community Hospital at the age of 92. Funeral services were conducted by Henneke Funeral Home and burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, on Wednesday at 3 pm.

He was born on February 8, l897. to John and Emma Hahn Hastedt near Frelsburg. His grandfather, also named John, emigrated to the United States from Borstel, a small town near Hamburg, Germany. in the 1840's. His father, John, was the County Clerk in Columbus for many years and was well-known in Colorado County.

His wife, Lovella[sic] “Pete" Kirby Hastedt. preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother John of El Campo, Nephews Doug, Joe, and Stuart of Columbus. and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Lester was a member of the First Baptist Church, a veteran of World War I, and a director and stockholder of the First State Bank. Lester was also a rancher and continued his interest in it until the time of his death.

Lester and Lovelia[sic] were members of the Square D Club that was active in Columbus for decades. They were also contributors to the Magnolia Homes Tour and enjoyed showing their Victorian home to the public on a number of occasions. Both were avid outdoorsmen and hunters who looked forward each year to Fall and the beginning of deer season.

Pallbearers were Stuart and Joe Hastedt of Columbus. Dick Bew of Houston, Bill Rutta, Gus Miller, Jr., Crockett Leyendecker, John "Bubba' Holland, and Tommy Etheridge of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, October 4, 1989, page 2
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt



Hastedt, Mamie Josephine (Hahn)

Mrs. Mamie Hastedt Dies at 85 in Austin

Mrs. Mamie Josephine Hastedt of Austin died early April 24 in an Austin hospital. She had lived in Austin for the past 19 years. Daughter of Jacob A. and Rosalee Tenius Hahn, she was born in Columbus March 16, 1880. She was married to Henry A. Hastedt Dec. 27, 1904, in Columbus. Mr. Hastedt died Aug. 10, 1925. Their son, Paul, lost his life on Guadalcanal during World War II. The Columbus VFW post is named in his memory. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Flachmeier of Austin; a grand-daughter, Mrs. Lars Engel of Baltimore, Md., and a sister, Mrs. Lena Perry of Columbus. She was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran church in Austin and also of the Women of the Church. She belonged to St. Paul Lutheran of Columbus before moving to Austin. Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Austin with Rev. Ed. V. Long, pastor of St. Martin's church officiating. Services were continued at Columbus Funeral home at 4 p.m., with Rev. Long in charge, and burial was in the family plot at Odd Fellows Rest cemetery. Pallbearers were her nephews, Leo Miller and John Hastedt of Gregory and Lester Hastedt, Raymond Rau, Charles Leyendecker, Sr., and Jodick Perry of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, April 29, 1965
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Marie Elizabeth (Willrodt)


Mrs. R. Lee (Mamie) Hastedt died in the Columbus Hospital Monday, May 18, after a short illness.  Born at Shaw Bend Jan. 4, 1889, she was a daughter of Joseph and Louisa Burttschell Willrodt.  On Nov. 23, 1909, she was untied in marriage with R. Lee Hastedt and they made their home in Columbus.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Columbus Hospital Auxiliary Foundation.  The last year and a half she had made her home at Parkview Manor in Weimar.  Funeral services were held at Columbus Funeral Home Wednesday at 4 p.m., The Rev. Gregory Robertson officiating.  The Rev. Jim Heath gave a prayer of consolation.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  Surviving are 3 sons, Lellius, Douglas, and J. W. Hastedt, all of Columbus; one sister Mrs. Hattie B. Person of California; one brother, Pete Willrodt, also of California; 6 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Bob Potter, Ralph Meadows, A. J. Willrodt, Bill Rutta, Elbert Smith and Gus Miller, Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, May 21, 1970
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Paul Perry

Marine Paul Hastedt City's First Boy Killed in Action

First Columbus boy to give his life for the cause of freedom in this war was Pfc. Paul P. Hastedt, whose mother, Mrs. Henry Hastedt received a telegram Sunday morning from Lt. General T. Holcomb, commandant of the United States Marine Corps, informing her that he had been killed in action.

Where he was killed is not known but it seemed likely that he may have lost his life in the fighting of the Solomon islands. Hastedt had been in the South Pacific area since late October and may have been attached to one of the Marine Corps units which saw continuous action on Guadalcanal for several months. Although it was announced late in January that the Army had completed the job of relieving Marine Corps units on the island it was thought possible that Pfc. Hastedt had been killed prior to the time the evacuation of the Marines had been completed.

Only the day before the arrival of the message announcing his death, Mrs. Hastedt received a V-mail letter from her son, dated January 19, which said "The heat is terrible here. The boys are getting lots of souvenirs off the Japs. We get lots of rain here every day….The snipers are pretty bad. They opened up on us last night." He also mentioned letters and Christmas cards he had received from home.

Pfc. Hastedt volunteered for service with the Marine Corps almost a year ago, reporting to the training base at San Diego on February 22, 1942. Before he joined the Marines he did construction work on the naval base at Corpus Christi. He was home on furlough last August before leaving for overseas duty.

He was born in Columbus on June 5, 1911. At the age of 13 he joined the Baptist church here. Besides his mother he is survived by a sister, Mrs. W. A. Flachmeier, now with Lieut. Flachmeier, chief protestant army chaplain at Fort Myers, Va.

The message received from Gen Holcomb read: "Deeply regret to inform you that your son Pfc. Paul Hastedt, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, was killed in action in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. To prevent possible aid to our enemies please do not divulge the name of his ship or station. Present situation necessitates interment temporarily in locality where death occurred and you will be notified accordingly. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Letter follows."

Colorado County Citizen, February 11, 1943
Submitted by David Hahn

Hastedt, Robert Lee

R. Lee Hastedt, 66, Former Columbus City Manager, Dies

Hundreds of Columbus and Colorado county friends paid their respects Saturday at 3 p.m. at final rites for R. Lee Hastedt, 66, of Columbus who once was city manager of Columbus for 26 years, at the Columbus Funeral Home.  Rev. J. W. Hudson, pastor of St. John's Episcopal church, conducted the services.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery here.  Mr. Hastedt became unexpectedly ill almost a week before his death in Columbus hospital at 2:10 p.m. last Thursday.  He had suffered a stroke and other complications.  Mr. Hastedt operated the Columbus Insurance agency, the oldest in Columbus.  He was a partner with E. G. Miller and Owen Hoegemeyer in the business.  He retired as Columbus' city manager in 1952, having served in that capacity since the town was incorporated in 1927.  He first became associated with the municipal affairs of Columbus in 1918 when he and R. Venghaus took over operation of the town's water system.  It was under his administration that the town's sewer system.  It was under his administration that the town's sewer system was installed in 1930 and the present City hall was built in 1930.  Mr. Hastedt was at one time a cashier in the now defunct Stafford bank in Columbus and in the present First State bank.  He bought an interest in 1911. Mr. Hastedt bought the interest of H. C. Mitchell, now of Harlingen.  The insurance business was known then as Hoegemeyer and Hastedt, but the name was changed to the Columbus Insurance agency in 1916 when E. G. Miller bought a 3rd interest.  The office on Spring street will continue to be operated by Mrs. Jim Henry Ilse and Mrs. Ellis Ilse who have been employed by the agency for years.  Mr. Hastedt is survived by his widow; 3 sons, Lellius and Douglas Hastedt, both of Columbus, and J. W. Hastedt of Alice; 2 sisters, Mrs. S. G. Smalley of Columbus and Mrs. Leo Miller of Gregory; 3 brothers, Lester Hastedt of Columbus, John and Clarence Hastedt of Gregory.  Pallbearers were E. E. Irwin, Owen Hoegemeyer, E. G. Miller, E. C. Fehrenkamp, Louis Voskamp, Ed Potter, Otto Schobel, Ford Wegenhoft, Frank Hoegemeyer, W. L. Pendegraft, Clarence James and Charles Klein.

Colorado County Citizen, February 17, 1953, Pg. 1
Submitted by David Hahn
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt

Hastedt, Virginia (Thomas)  


Virginia T. Hastedt, 73, died Thursday, April 13, 1995 at Columbus Community Hospital.  Born July 31, 1921 in Texarkana, Texas she was the daughter of Eddie A. and Grace I. (Sherrod) Thomas Jr.  In September 1943, she married Douglas J. Hastedt of Columbus and the couple had resided here for the past 52 years. Baptized in the Corney Creek in Arkansas, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbus, attended the Rev. Milton Coleman's bible study and was an active member of the Columbus Book Study Group. Funeral services were held April 15 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Sammy Carr and Rev. Jack Lowrey officiating.  Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.  Serving as pallbearers were Henry Brune, Bubba Evans, Dr. Tom Hancher, Bubba Holland, Crockett Leyendecker, Tillman Meisell, Doug Potter and Bill Rutta.  Mrs. Hastedt is survived by her husband, of Columbus; her son Jim Hastedt and wife Candy of Colorado; daughter Judy Hastedt of Austin; son Dan Hastedt of Wichita Falls; and grandsons David and Robert Hastedt of Englewood, Colo.

Colorado County Citizen, April 19, 1995
Submitted by David Hahn

Hastedt, Willie Lee (Wegenhoft)


Mrs. Willie Lee Hastedt, 81, died on December 11 at River Oak Nursing Home in Columbus.

He[sic] was born November 17, 1908 in Oak Grove, Texas.

Services were held Tuesday, December 12 at 2 p.m. under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus with Rev. Rob McGill and Leah King officiating.

Survivors include: daughter, Jan Hastedt Fry of San Antonio. sons, Robert William Hastedt of Austin and Joe Douglas Hastedt of Columbus. Sister, Ruby Tolbirt of Columbus. Brother, Joe Wesley Wegenhoft of Columbus.

Pallbeaerers[sic] were Dr. Robert Lowe, Joe Bob Wegenhoft, Stuart Hastedt, T. W. Glithero, C. H. Potter, and Jim Kearney.

Colorado County Citizen, December 20, 1989, page 2
Photo courtesy Carolyn Youens Hastedt


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