Hastings, Nebraska resident, Simon F. Smith, 21, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating, with a luncheon to follow at the Eagles Club, 107 North Denver, Hastings. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Simon F. Smith Memorial for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Simon was born July 25, 1997, to Eric Smith and Brandi (Rowe) Cress in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He graduated from Hastings High School in 2015 and attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska and was in the lineman program. Simon was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Simon loved spending time with his family and that he was the only boy of four sisters. He also loved his friends and to hunt, fish, dance, hike, ski, play guitar, bonfires, driving his truck "Black Betty", and longboarding. He was proud of his time in the utility line program and his many tattoos.
Simon was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert Rowe; paternal grandfather, Gene Smith; grandfather, Dave Lounsbury; and best friend, Matt Hull.
Survivors include mother and stepfather, Brandi Cress and Mike Lounsbury; father, Eric Smith; stepfather, Adrian Cress; sisters, Aubree Cress, Karsyn Cress, Morgan Lounsbury and Adam Streck, niece, Stevie Streck, Megan Lounsbury and Dan Marty; maternal grandparents, Ellen and Gale Hagemeyer; paternal grandparents, Kay and Frank Georgiana; grandmothers, Kay Cress and Jerre Lounsbury; aunts and uncles, Alicia Heiden, Eugene Hagemeyer, Carol Mae and Stephen Bice, Trent and Crystal Georgiana, Dan and Cherisce Krieger, Deb and John Ernst, Scot and Anita Lounsbury, Chad and Sonja Lounsbury, James and Melissa Lounsbury, and Abbie and Chris Hawes; cousins, Jolie, Kason, Davian, Kayden, Kenadi, Cassidy, Hannah, Jack, Ty, Casey, Elizabeth, Aaron, Jaime, Chandler, Sydney, Alec, Allison, Evan, Ashton, Elizabeth, and Emalyn; godmother, Chris McVicker; godfather, Gabe Harman; lifelong friends, Zane Vaughn and D'Angelo Mezzacappa; forever friends, Josie Wynn, Garrett Halbmaier, Tanner Cline, Brady Brown, Brady May, Zane Baldwin, and Bryant Essink.