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John "Jack" Piehl, 79

John "Jack" Piehl, age 79, of Hastings, passed away peacefully Aug. 8, with his children by his side.

He was born on March 27, 1938, to John and Florence Piehl. He was a graduate of Hastings High School and then served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a proud 49ers Union member. He met and eventually married Madge Hildebrandt on April 10, 1970. John was a kind and friendly person who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Florence Piehl; and his wife of 41 years, Madge.

He is survived by his sisters, Judy (Everett) Bullis, and Mary (Scott) Bright; brother, Donald (Anne); children, Jason (Laura) and Pamela; granddaughters, Kimberly and Kristin; many relatives and friends.

A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Gordon Gathright, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at Wise Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 400 Spring St., Hastings with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery.

Please visit to sign the online guestbook and view the memorial video tribute. Wise Family Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.