Emerald Herman "Bud" Hansen

Emerald Herman “Bud” Hansen, 92, of Hampton passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora. A memorial service will be held at United Lutheran Church in Hampton on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. There will be no visitation.
Bud was born on June 12, 1926, in York, to John Herman and Olga Marie (Madsen)
Hansen. He was baptized on July 11, 1926, and confirmed on May 12, 1940 at Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Hampton. He graduated from Hampton High School in 1943. He was proud to be a member of the 1942 State Basketball Team.
He served his country in the army from October 3, 1946 and was honorably discharged on June 1, 1947. He was stationed in Japan for a short time. On June 27, 1948, he was united in marriage to Maxine Wolff in Aurora.
They lived in Lincoln, Hastings, and Grand Island, before moving to Hampton in 1963. Bud had various jobs over the years and was the custodian at the Hamilton County Courthouse until he retired in 1999. He was an active member of his church and held many offices. He loved playing golf and was an avid Husker football fan and Hampton Hawk supporter. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends at the C-Store.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 70 years, Maxine of Hampton; three children, Carla Land of Aurora, Brad (Pam) Hansen of Lincoln, and Sharon (Dean) Klute of Hampton; ten grandchildren, Janet (David) May of Henderson, Heather Land of Aurora, Derick (Katie) Land of Aurora, Dustin (Bailey) Land of Lafayette, Colorado, Destiny Land of Aurora, Lindsey Hansen of Atchison, KS, Nolan Hansen of San Diego, CA, Kendra (Josh) Betz of Pewaukee, WI, Kyle (Lauran) Klute of Omaha, and Kelsey (Justin) Harders of Cairo; 12 great-granchildren - Rylee and Cole Miller, Wyatt and Breanna Telford, Lillie and Dalton Land, Adelyn, Owen, and Liana Betz, Jonathan and Graham Klute, and Oliver Harders; 2 brothers Neil (Jackie) Hansen of Kansas City and Larry (Euni) Hansen of Hampton, a sister Janelle Petersen of Omaha and a sister-in-law Carolynn Wolff of Aurora; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters - Evelyn Pohl, Frances Danielson, Lorraine Bamesberger, and Donna Kamtz, seven brothers-in-law - Art Pohl, Robert Danielson, Merle Bamesberger, Melvin Kamtz, Pete Peterson, Gerald Wolff and Lavern Wolff, and two sisters-in-law - Mary Hansen and Roberta Wolff and one nephew - Russell Kamtz.

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