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Floyd Byron "Bud" Hjerpe

29 March, 2011 by Ed Ediger

Floyd B. "Bud" Hjerpe, 85, of McPherson, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 28th, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, McPherson, Kansas.

Bud was born in Lindsborg, Kansas on November 6, 1925, the son of Harold J. and Hulda (Johnson) Hjerpe.

Bud attended the McPherson elementary schools and attended McPherson High School until he joined the Navy.

Bud was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church McPherson, Kansas.

Bud served in the US Navy as a Machinists Mate 2nd class in WW II.

Bud was a station engineer at Kaneb Pipeline McPherson for 35 years prior to his retirement.

He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, ELKS Club, and a life member of the OCAW Local, and the McPherson Opera House all of McPherson Kansas.

He enjoyed playing pool and cards, shooting darts, tinkering in the garage, woodworking, traveling and spending time at "social clubs".

Floyd was united in marriage to Eloise Engel on June 13, 1948 at McPherson, Kansas. She died on May 5, 2009.

Survivors include three daughters, Laraine Erickson and husband, Steve, of McPherson, Kansas, Linnea Friend and companion, Kim Wagner, of rural Burrton, Kansas and Cecilia Cunnick and husband, Paul, of McPherson, Kansas; two grandchildren, Wiley Shearhart and Maisie Friend; brothers-in-law Lynn and Earl Engel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Warren Hjerpe in 1990 and his wife, Eloise in 2009.

In accordance with Bud's wishes, cremation has taken place.

The Memorial Service will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 with The Reverend Tim Leaf officiating.

Inurnment of cremated remains will follow in McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Prairie Honor Flight or McPherson Opera House in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson, KS 67460.

Posted By Shanna Gibson-Henry on 30 March, 2011
Laraine, Linnea & Cecilia, I have many fond memories of slumber parties at your home. I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. My mom, Betty, also sends her condolence.

Posted By Greg Guard on 30 March, 2011
Do not stand at my grave and weep;

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond's glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there. I did not die.


Laraine, you and your family have our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy.
Greg & Peggy Guard

Posted By Steve Onken on 30 March, 2011
Ceclia and family - Dad phoned me last night to tell me about your dad's passing. I am so terribly sorry about your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Terri Turner Crampton on 30 March, 2011
Cecilia: Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Kerry Dallen on 30 March, 2011
Cecilia, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted By Mary Ruxlow on 29 March, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your loss !! my thoughts and prayers are w/ all of you ......

Posted By Pam Schreiber Joy on 29 March, 2011
Laraine, sorry about your father. Find solace in all the good memories.

Posted By Nancy Stratton Ward on 29 March, 2011
Laraine and so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted By Connie and Steve Millard on 29 March, 2011
Cecilia, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Connie and Steve

Posted By Bonnie Hopkins on 29 March, 2011
Laraine, Cecilia & Linnea,
My dad and I are so sorry and saddened to hear about Bud. I will always be thankful that our dads were able to take the Honor Flight together to Washington DC to see the WWII Memorial. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bonnie & Howard Hopkins

Posted By Melea Banman on 29 March, 2011
Laraine, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad - My prayers will be with you and your family.

Posted By Robbin Flood Clark on 29 March, 2011
Laraine, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. I lift you and your family in prayer during this difficult time.

Posted By Gary McNally on 29 March, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Posted By Toya (Wolf) Clements on 29 March, 2011
Cecilia, Tracy and I were so sorry to hear the news. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Dave Clark on 29 March, 2011
Rest in Peace Bud. Will always remember the good times.

Posted By Darina (Frazier) Schulz on 29 March, 2011
Cecilia and Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless and keep you and yours during this trying and sad time.
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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