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Harold E. Hiett – Metz Mortuary

    Harold “Punky” E. Hiett

    Harold “Punky” E. Hiett, age 77 of York, NE died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at York. He was born January 21, 1943 in York to Ivan Charles and Genevieve (Cartwright) Hiett. On December 5, 1961, he was united in marriage to Sharon R. Lansden and they were blessed with six children. Harold had worked for Sunflower Carriers, Kroy Industries, and Pioneer. He enjoyed golfing, horse racing, playing pool and pitch, fixing lawn mowers, and watching football.

    He is survived by his children Kimberly (Kevin) Stephens, Deborah (Michael) Hinz, Christine Cobb all of York, Anthony (Linda) Hiett of Bradshaw, NE, Cynthia (James) Blundell of Benedict, and daughter-in-law Patricia Payton of Superior, NE. His grandchildren include: Matthew (Joslyn), Joshua (Laura), and Sarah Stephens; Lindsay (Gregg) Heiden; Steven Hinz and Taylor (Heath) Maurer;  Ashley, Logan, Brianna, and Tory Cobb; Christina (Joseph) Nielsen; Hannah and Anthony “T.J.” Hiett; Timothy (Branda) Blundell and Shanon (Devin) Koranda; Zeth (Amanda) Payton; Jaime Payton; and Thomas Eagle. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Kinsley and Kelan Stephens, Madelyn and Kendall Heiden, Oakley Cobb and Carter Sperling, Adrian and Addyson Nielsen, Makenzie, Easton, and Trevin Koranda, and Haylee, Morgan, Shelby, and Easton Payton. He is also survived by sister-in-law Janice Thompson of Benedict, NE, brother-in-law John Bachelor of York, five nieces, three nephews, and a host of extended family and friends

    He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Galen, grandson Curtis Payton, brother Gary “Buzz” (Sharon) Hiett, sister Wilma Bachelor, brothers-in-law Ivan Lansden and James Thompson, and a sister in infancy.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Metz Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, York. Due to the COVID 19, Harold’s funeral service will be limited to relatives and very close friends. COVID 19 Funeral Guidelines will be implemented with limited spaced seating and masks encouraged. Harold’s service will also be webcasted live on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook page. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 1pm-8pm at the mortuary and masks encouraged. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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