Eldean Lamont “Bud” Einspahr
Wauneta resident Eldean Lamont “Bud” Einspahr, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial, Nebraska.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Campbell with Pastor David McCarthy officiating.
Burial with military rites by Willie Fierstein American Legion Post #169, Campbell and Nebraska National Guard Military Honors Team will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Campbell.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Willie Fierstein American Legion Post #169. Visitation was held at the church in Campbell. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutler.com. Campbell Funeral Home is serving the family.
Bud was born to Frank Claudius Christian Einspahr and Marietta (Hasebrook) Einspahr on Aug. 17, 1932, in Holstein, Nebraska. He was married to Mary Lou Lewis on March 8, 1956, in Hastings, Nebraska and to this union, five children were born.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at Weyerhaeuser Co. & Great Plains Container for many years in Hastings, Nebraska until he and his family moved to Campbell in 1968 to work for Glenwood Telephone. In 1977 Bud and Mary purchased the Campbell Cafe which soon became known as Bud and Mary’s Place where they fed many hungry friends and family. Bud also worked for Hermanson Heating and Campbell Public Schools. Following his retirement, he helped many individuals around town and their farms.
Bud was a man who never shied away from work and was always there to offer a helping hand. In his spare time, he fished, hunted, liked camping, did rock collecting and polishing and was always tinkering and building something in his garage. Since his wife’s passing in 2004, Eldean spent six years in Olathe, KS with his son Greg and his family. During that time you could find him out in the barn or fishing at the pond near the house. Bud spent his remaining eight years in Wauneta, Nebraska with his other son Bryan. He enjoyed hunting with the guys, fishing and going to numerous ball games to watch his granddaughter Brianna play ball. Bud was loved by many at his home at Wauneta Care & Therapy and by everyone he met.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marietta; his wife Mary; his daughters Michelle and Patricia; and all of his siblings Eunice Goeltz; Lois Arterburn; Lauretta Baker; Eugene Einspahr; Shirley Weber; Duane Einspahr; Donald Einspahr; and Gerald Einspahr.
Survivors children and spouses Debra and Gary Bauman of Wyocena, Wisconsin; Greg and JoAnn Einspahr of Olathe, Kansas; Bryan and Sheryl Einspahr of Wauneta, Nebraska; sons-in-law Dennis Jarmin of Benkelman, Nebraska; Dennis Smith of Red Cloud, Nebraska; grandchildren 11, many great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.