Randy DackDoniphan, Neb., farrier Randy Dack passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at CHI Health Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, Neb. He was 60.

Dack graduated from both Hastings High and the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School in 1980. He married Sarah Hessman on March 6, 1982, in Hastings, Neb.

He worked for nearly 25 years as the master blacksmith for Stuhr Museum. He had served as president of Prairie Blacksmiths Association and served as the president of the Nebraska Muzzleloading Rifle Association. He was a long-time member of the American Farrier’s Association and C Battery 3rd U.S. Artillery, Fort Kearney.

He enjoyed reenacting various time periods of American history. He could always be found around the campfire sharing stories and laughing. He loved hunting and fishing with friends and especially his grandchildren and family.

He held many jobs throughout his life ranchhand, grain elevator repairmen, bartender, restaurant operator, historical interpret and his true passion of blacksmithing.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, visit Dack’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

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