Harold C. Hug, Sr.

Harold C. Hug, Sr.

May 6, 1927 – December 18, 2019

Family and friends are invited to help Celebrate the life of Harold Hug, who passed away at age 92. He lived his life helping others. He served in the United States Army and retired from the Omaha Police Department. Harold was best known for his ability to make everyone feel welcome. He loved to entertain people with music and could play almost any instrument but favored the trumpet and accordion. Harold’s sense of humor and big heart will never be forgotten. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Hug and Helen Hug (Hrabik); and siblings: Fred Hug, Helen Hug, Dorothy Wasielewski, Delores Garfield, Donald Hug, Janet Heldt, Judy Larsen, and Donna Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 71 years Rita; six children: Sonny (Lori), Ron (Lori), Frances Engelstad (Paul), Stephen (Tom), Allen (Laurie), and Doug (Ausha); 11 grandchildren: Harold (Chris) Hug III, Dannajoy Menicucci, Andrew Kochanowicz, David Kochanowicz, Katherine Hug, Christina Scott, Emily Sharp, Jessica Hug, Allen Hug, Jr., Nicholas Hug, and Alexandra Hug; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Hug, and Ralph Hug; brother-in-law, Richard Saitta Jr, sister-in-law Zophia Hug; special family friend Jim Noble; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family welcomes you to join them as they honor Harold and remember the love, he showed so many people. VISITATION: Friday, December 27, beginning at 4pm at the Mortuary, with VIGIL SERVICE to be held at 7pm. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, December 28, at 12Noon at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4837 Woolworth Ave. Luncheon will immediately follow. Memorials to your favorite charity.


  • Gary and Sandy Evans Posted December 22, 2019 11:06 am

    What a great man We had some great times

  • JAMES KULA Posted December 25, 2019 4:56 pm

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Harold. I knew of him, primarily through my mother, Marie (Hrabik) Kula, who was his aunt. He would occasionally visit her over the years. She always spoke highly of him and his family. It is truly the passing of a generation.

  • Leslie Hug Posted December 26, 2019 7:14 am

    Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed… beyond measure!

  • John R Murta Posted December 27, 2019 5:10 pm

    Harold was the Will Rodgers of Omaha. He barely knew me and went out of his way to help me. I didn’t know him well but am extremely grateful we met.

    I offer my sincere condolences.

    John Murta

  • Tom (Donna Hug) Johnson Posted December 28, 2019 1:42 pm

    Dear Rita and family, We will always remember Harold fondly for being so kind to our Donna, his baby sister. May his life and your memories give you comfort.

  • Matt and Erika (Johnson) Haifley, Steven & Austin Posted December 28, 2019 1:50 pm

    Thank you Rita for you and Harold being so good to my Mom.

  • Michael & Terry Johnson, Rylie & Sam Posted December 28, 2019 1:56 pm

    A great uncle and a good brother to my mother Donna.

  • Peg O’Dea Lippert Posted December 29, 2019 7:08 pm

    Ron, thinking of you at this time of loss and sending sympathy. Nothing can describe the loss of a parent.

  • Richard Turnbow Posted July 27, 2020 3:48 am

    I didn’t have the pleasure to know Harold or Rita but I do know his son Doug. A man who glorifies God The Father & his son Jesus Christ. If Doug’s faith is what Harold’s is , I cower at my lesser amount. Go with God in all things.

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