Ernest “Ernie” Hatch

Memorial services for 79-year old Ernie Hatch of Gordon, NE, are Sat, Jan 29, 2022, at 10:00 at the Church of God in Gordon.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in the Gordon Cemetery.

A memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343

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Ernest C. Hatch was born on January 13th, 1943, on the Hatch Farm north of Gordon to Ernest and Mildred (Hutton) Hatch. He passed away January 23rd, 2022, at Chadron Community Hospital of natural causes. 

The seventh child of 9, Ernie grew up on the family farm and attended Gordon High School.

Ernie met the love of his life in Gordon after getting a parking ticket as Diane was employed by the City of Gordon as a meter maid. He tried talking her out of the ticket but instead married her.

They got married on April 10th, 1971, and were married for 50 years. They raised two children, Michael William and Angela Nicole.

For most of his life, Ernie loved driving truck hauling anything from livestock to grain. He worked at Farmers Coop up until his retirement, then did day jobs for different farmers and ranchers for several more years.

Ernie was preceded in death by his mother, father, five sisters, two brothers and son Michael. 

He is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Angie, grandsons Wyatt, and Lucas, sister Beulah Shields, sisters – in – laws Jan Hatch, and Sally Hatch along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements for Ernie Hatch.