Anastacio Moreno

Anastacio Moreno died peacefully at his home in the company of his loving wife on Monday, September 2, 2013.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church with Fr. Gerald Harr officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. A vigil service will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Christ the King. Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9-4:00 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

Anastacio Aguallo Moreno was born April 15th 1936 to Roman PiƱa Moreno and Ruperta (Aguallo) Moreno. He farmed with his father for many years in the west Texas area until they moved in 1942 to Gering Nebraska to work the fields in all agricultural products. He helped his father and older brother with field work in Nebraska and Milligan, Colorado.

He received his education in Gering and Texas attended McKinley Elementary and Gering Junior High School. At the age of 12 years old, he learned to play the accordion and further advanced his talent by forming a Mexican band named Tacho Moreno y sus rejionales. He lead his band for over 30 years, he also knew how to play the guitar, the bass, organ and composed his own songs.

He opened for many famous recording bands from Mexico. He was good friends with Gerardo Reyes a very famous Mexican actor musical artist who often times invited him to join Jim in further his own musical career. He also opened for Los Hurricanes and Los Gavilanes. Through out his 30 year musical career he brought much happiness to many family and friends celebrations by performing his music.

He was also a truck driver for over 50 years primary hauling potatoes in Alliance, Gering and Central City. He also hauled beets and beet pulp, also working the fields thinning beats along side his wife Maria and sons.

He met and married Maria Zamaripa, he had known since childhood. They had four children together Ralph and (Melissa) Moreno of Gering, Fernando and (Sarah) Moreno of Minatare, Melinda and (Victor) Magdaleno of Lyman and Yolanda and (Mike) Biltjinotis of Minatare.

Anastacio resided in Gering majority of his life, he enjoyed playing and listening to music. Enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren loved to travel and had an amazing sense of humor and wit. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and sister in laws, one sister, one brother in law and one child.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Anastacio was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His devotion to his family was admired by many he will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

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