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Longtime STC educator dies

Longtime STC educator Jim Nemetz died at his Omaha home April 16.
Longtime STC educator Jim Nemetz died at his Omaha home April 16.(Livingston Butler Volland funeral home)
Published: Apr. 23, 2021 at 12:19 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Funeral arrangements have been announced for a longtime teacher, coach and athletic director at Hastings St. Cecilia. Jim Nemetz passed away last Friday, April 16 in Omaha.

According to the published obituary, Nemetz taught history for 48 years, the majority of those years with the Hastings Catholic Schools. He also coached girl’s basketball in the early years of the revitalization of that sport, winning Class C State Championships with undefeated seasons in 1977, 1978 and 1979. Nemetz was also athletic director at the school for a number of years.

Nemetz retired in 2008, after which he enjoyed reading, golf, playing pitch, and jigsaw puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, and three children.

A Rosary service will be held Tuesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings. Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings.

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