Janet L. Haberman

Janet L. Haberman

Janet L. Haberman

May 2, 1923 – June 11, 2019

Hastings resident Janet L. Haberman, 96, passed away June 11, 2019, at Wel-Life Assisted Living in Kearney. Janet was born May 2, 1923, in Friend to Arthur H. and Luella B. (Stepanek) Roehl. She graduated from Friend High School in 1941. Janet married Hub Haberman on Oct. 12, 1941, in Friend. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1988. They moved to Hastings in September 1943 after her husband was discharged from the Air Force. They had purchased a photography business, which was Nelson Studio, and then started their own business, Haberman’s Portrait Studio.

Janet was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral. She was a past member of St. Mark’s Altar Guild, taught Sunday school, was president of Longfellow PTA and president of Hastings PTA Council and was on the state PTA Board of Managers, and she was president of United Way in 1968, then called the Community Chest. Janet was a member of Hastings Museum, The Zone, Eastern Star Acacia No. 39 and Visiting Guild at St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, and Christians Women's Club, where she represented St. Mark’s. Janet received the Christian women valent award in 2014. She was a volunteer at the Red Cross and volunteered for many agencies. She received a lifetime membership pin from National PTA.

Janet and Hub raised Arabian horses in the 1960s and were the first in Nebraska to breed and show Arabians. Janet organized the first Nebraska Class A Arabian Horse Show, which was successful as many came from the surrounding states. She also was the show manager. Janet enjoyed cooking, traveling and reading.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hub; son, Steve; brother, William Roehl; two sons-in-law, Arlo Frieling and Dan Stump; and great-grandson, Minor Leal.

Survivors include her children, Cindy Frieling of Omaha, Kris Gravelle of Omaha and Jill Stump of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Janice Haberman; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A Requiem Eucharist was held June 17, 2019, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings, with the Rev. Katie Hargis officiating. Burial was in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Start Over Rover or The Zone. Condolences may be sent to the family through Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home at www.lbvfh.com.

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