Hastings resident Joshua Dean Reynolds, 44, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Lynn Farrell Arena at Hastings College in Hastings with Pastor Chad Haygood officiating. A private family burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. with family present, Thursday, June 30, at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to Grace Life Church, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hastings College, or Hastings High School Booster Club. 

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24.

Josh rose each morning to pray and root himself in scripture, often returning to this guiding verse that informed his life as a follower of Christ, a father, a husband, and transformational presence in lives all over the world.

Josh was born November 27, 1977, in Lexington, NE, to Ken & Jane (Gillham) Reynolds. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1996 and Hastings College in 2000, where he played defensive back for the Bronco football team, was a leader in Beta Chi (Brotherhood of Christ) Fraternity, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion & Psychology. Josh married Kathryn Mary Phelps on July 21, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. Upon graduation, Josh worked as an admissions counselor at Hastings College, also serving in campus ministry roles both formally and informally.

Josh worked as the East-Central Area Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes since 2004. He served as a pastor of Grace Life Church. Josh was a member of Grace Life Church, Hastings High School Booster Club where he could contribute his passion for student and community formation through athletics, and served as a mentor and spiritual leader to countless individuals in Hastings and beyond.

Ever faithful and humble, Josh lived a life that embodied the purpose to which he was called, striving to infuse each moment with love, not of his own efforts, but as an overflow of the love of Christ that moved through him. He has taught so much to so many, and so we seek to follow his example, leaning into the promises of love, confident that he did “finish the course of ministry that [he] received from the Lord Jesus,” who now proclaims, along with the clouds of witnesses that love him and were so loved by him:

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21

Josh was preceded in death by his brother, Todd Reynolds.

Kathryn “Katie” Reynolds – Hastings, NE
Hannah Reynolds
Rebekah Reynolds
Sophia Reynolds
Josiah Reynolds
Ken & Jane Reynolds – Lexington, NE
Brother & Family:
Scott & Sara Reynolds – Elkhorn, NE
Caden, Benjamin, Jase
Doug & Diane Phelps – Hastings, NE
Sisters-in-law & Family:
Jessica & Sean Ablott – Hastings, NE
Parker, Owen, Olivia
Ann Phelps & Kenneth Townsend – Winston-Salem, NC
William & Abigail
Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Other Extended Family & many friends

David M. McCance, 43, of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Lexington, passed away on February 26, 2022.

David was born on May 6, 1978, in Cozad, Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Karl Keesecker and Freida Rowan; also a niece, Crystal Lynn Crow.

He leaves behind his son, Kaleb Matthew Arguello–McCance of Hershey; his mother, Margo K. McCance of Lexington; a brother, Mike McCance of Lexington; two sisters, Lori (Steve) Erickson of Grand Island and Tammy (Ricky) Wescott of Kearney; also his very good friend, like a brother, Josh McDonald.

No services are planned at this time.

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

Date Posted: 2008-02-18

Erika Beatriz Ambriz, 29, of Lexington, Nebraska, entered Heaven on Monday, February 18, 2008, at her home in Lexington.
She was born September 23, 1978, at Guadalajara, Mexico, to Raul Ambriz and Maria Trujillo.
Erika moved with her family to the United States as a young girl, moving to Lexington, where she was a graduate of Lexington High School with the class of 1996, where she was a member of the Flag Corps. She then went to college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. At the time of her death she was working at Plum Creek Medical Group in Lexington.
Erika was a wonderful mother and enjoyed spending time with her children; Isaac and Marianna. She enjoyed baking cakes, doing crafts, spending time with her family, listening to Banda music, and always had a smile on her face and was pleasant to all the patients at the medical clinic. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Erika will be so very missed by all who knew her and loved her.
Survivors include her children: Isaac Raymond and Marianna Elizabeth both at home. Her parents: Raul and Maria Ambriz of Lexington, Nebraska. Three brothers: Raul, Jr. and wife Imelda Ambriz of Lexington, Nebraska, Jorge Ambriz of Omaha, Nebraska, Mike Ambriz of Lexington, Nebraska. Three sisters: Blanca and husband Juan Jimenez of Lexington, Nebraska, Maria Ambriz of Lexington, Nebraska, Carolina and husband Javier Pena of Bell Gardens, California. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Erika was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 22, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington with Father Paul Colling, officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with Rosary and Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. all at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Memorials are kindly suggested to the Ambriz Family.
It was the wishes of the family for Erika's body to be cremated following the funeral service with her ashes inurned in Guadalajara, Mexico at a later date. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. - information and photo from Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Web Site.