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Jean Krings Hatfield

August 4, 1926 — May 3, 2021

Jean Krings Hatfield, 94, of Lexington passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 at her home in Lexington.

Jean was born August 4, 1926 in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska to Roy and Frances (Rutten) Fitzsimmons. She graduated from Cedar Rapids High school with the class of 1943. On September 17, 1945 she was united in marriage to Alfred F. Krings in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska. To this union seven children were born; Linda, Glenn, Laurae, Dale, Roy, Jan and Tony. In 1947 the couple moved to Lexington.

Jean was a long time member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, where she served on various church committees. She was an original member of the Penny Pinchers Extension Club, the American Legion-

VFW auxiliaries, a volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Mobile, where she was a twenty-one gallon donor. Jean enjoyed walking over to the Lexington Grand Generation Center and spending time with her friends.

After the passing of Alfred on February 7, 1995 she was united in marriage to Duane Hatfield on November 16, 2001. Duane preceded her in death on September 11, 2014.

Jean is survived by her children; Linda Albers of Kearney, Glenn and wife Mary Krings of Bellevue, Laurae and husband Frank Magana of Lexington, Dale and wife Lana Krings of Lexington, Roy Krings of Lexington, Jan and husband Jeff Wiley of Lexington and Tony and wife Martha Krings of Omaha. Grandchildren; Lisa Campbell, Pam Albers, Amy (Sean) Morris, Chris Albers, Cheri Miller, James Minette, Dominique Magana, Tyler Krings, Andrew Krings, Kinsey Krings, Justin (Whitney) Wiley, Jennifer (Russ) Ulrich, Joel (Brittany) Wiley, Anne Marie (Jake) Emmerling, Joseph (Alyson) Krings, Colleen Krings and Elizabeth Krings, great grandchildren; Sara (Taylor) Hall, Tricia (Joey) Haun, Andy Witski, Alyssa Magana, Charlie Krings, Landon Wiley, Harper Wiley and Sloan Wiley, great-great grandchildren; Zeke Hall, Audrina Hall, Kierstin Penny, Adeline Haun and Marley Haun, one sister; Maxine Worley of Tilden, Nebraska as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband’s Alfred and Duane, brother; Thomas Fitzsimmons, grandson; Larry Magana and great-grandson; Aaron Albers.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Father Matt Koperski, officiating.

The Mass will be live streamed on the Reynolds Love Facebook page.

Interment will be in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell at 1:00 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Lexington Fire Department or the Lexington Grand Generation Center.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Ann's Catholic Church

301 E 6th St, Lexington, NE 68850

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