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Daniel Eastman

Daniel Eastman, age 57, of Giltner, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 13, 2020, at CHI-St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

Graveside Services will be held 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 18th at the Giltner Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 -7 P.M. Tuesday at the Giltner Community Center in Giltner. Dan would have wanted everyone attending the services to be casual and wear their Husker gear. Memorials may be made in care of the family to be designated at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Daniel Charles Eastman, the son of Vern and Eileen (Read) Eastman, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on August 29, 1962 and passed away in Grand Island, Nebraska on March 13, 2020, at the age of 57.

Dan grew up in Giltner and graduated from Giltner High School. Dan married Kay Rader on December 23, 1983. They had four children: Brittany, Tasha, Jordan and Kylee. Dan was an over the road truck driver for over 30 years. His last job was driving for Cross Country Carriers.

Dan was an avid Husker fan. He enjoyed doing puzzles, but most of all he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Those left to cherish his memory are his four children, Brittany (Marco) Martinez of Grand Island, Tasha Eastman and boyfriend, Eddy Bandasack of Grand Island, Jordan (Sierra) Eastman of Giltner and Kylee Eastman of Grand Island; 5 grandchildren, Mateo and Madelyn Martinez, Riggins and Maddox Eastman and Kyren Eastman; parents, Vern & Eileen Eastman of Giltner; 11 siblings, Julie (Ted) Bird, Bobbi (Denny) Ackerson, Michelle (Mike) Gonzales, Mary Eastman, Mike (Joanie) Eastman, Rich Eastman, Joan Eastman, John (Kim) Eastman, Bev Eastman, James (Mandy) Eastman and Traci Eastman; mother of his children, Kay Eastman; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

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