Lorene Wellman, age 90 of Hastings died peacefully at home February 22, 2019. She was born on June 11, 1928 in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Harold and Beulah (Speer) Moore. She attended Broken Bow Public Schools.
On January 1, 1946, Lorene married Neil Wellman in Battle Creek while he was serving in the military from June 1945 to November 1946.
She worked for HCB from 1961 until her retirement in 1987. Lorene and Neil had two daughters, Sandra (Larry) Gidley and Marla (David) Smith. Granddaughters, Lisa (Bryan) Travis, Christa (Shawn) Rowley, Beth (Bill) Moss, Stacey (Trent) Baker, Jennie (Jim) Stafford and Gina Lorene Pierce. Great-grandsons, Andrew Bolton, Quinton Stafford, Ben and Levi Moss, and Sam Fenstemaker. Great-granddaughters, Amelia (Dustin) Clark, Meg Travis, Emily and Tessa Fenstemaker. Great-great-granddaughters, Harper and Maddie Clark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, Pennock Hospice or a charity of one’s choice.
The memorial service will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings, Pastor Todd Clark, officiating. Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. To leave an online condolence, visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.