Posted 3/07/18 (Wed)
Alfred Hastings, age 85, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.
Alfred was born on April 27, 1932, to Claude Hastings and Beverly York Hastings in Moore County in Texas. He lived there until April of 1938. He then moved to McKenzie County, 35 miles northeast of Watford City, to live on his grandmother’s farm and later moved to the Voight farm.
In 1947 Alfred moved to the Hastings Farm. In 1948 and 1949 he worked for Halvor Rolfsrud as a farm hand. In 1949 he joined the Army where he was enlisted for the next two years. After his two years were up he started working in the oil field, also doing any other jobs he found in the area. Alfred went out west in 1953 to Missoula, Mont., where he met Nona Dahl. Soon after Alfred and Nona were married in July of 1954 and then moved to Watford City to begin work again in the oil fields. Alfred spent 35 years working across in the country’s oil fields from North Dakota, Montana, Utah and New Mexico, as well as several years working on the North Slope, Alaska, oil fields.
In 1972 Alfred purchased his folks’ farm and began to spend time farming there as well as working in the oil field until 1984. He had triple bypass heart surgery in 1999. Soon after he retired and rented his family farm out.
Alfred had five children, Alfred Hastings Jr., and Terry Hastings, both of Shoreline, Wash., Kathy and Tom Knowlton of Renton, Wash., Judy Hastings of Glenburn, N.D., and Michael Hastings who lives on the family farm in McKenzie County.
Alfred is survived by his wife, Nona; and his children and grand-children.