Henry A. “Hank” Lind

 

Henry A. “Hank” Lind

February 20, 1953 – April 26, 2021

On the morning of April 26, 2021, Hank left for greener pastures.  Henry “Hank” Alan Lind was born to Henry and Georgia Lind on February 20, 1953 in Omaha, Nebraska, and lived in Omaha his whole life.  He graduated from Omaha North High School in 1971.  On March 4, 1972, he married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth “Beth” Lind (nee Schinker).

He was a man of many trades and talents.  Hank started as a carpenter and a roofer.  Then for over 25 years, he worked as building maintenance for many Omaha businesses and banks.  Hank always wore a cowboy hat and boots which most would greet with a big howdy.  Behind his smile was one tough Nebraskan.  He once chased down two robbers that tried to rob him at gunpoint and he captured one for the police.  Echoing any good John Wayne or Western show, Hank said “I felt somebody had to do something. I just don’t like people holding me up.”  This world could use a few more men like him.

The love notes he and Beth wrote when they were young foreshadowed the life they would live.  Hank wrote “Well I know I haven’t known you that long, but what I know is hilarious…you’re really a nut and a lot of fun and I would like to get to know you a little better.”  Beth wrote “Hank, a ‘crazy’ guy that’s really a lot of fun.  I doubt I’ll ever forget you (unfortunately).”  Their life was full of fun, love, and laughter.  Looking back, the love Papa Hank showed for his family will always bring a smile to those who knew him.  His grandchildren included: Hunter Bettin, Sierrah Bettin, Avery Bettin, Marissa Shaver, Emma Shaver, Madison Kalfut Lind, Olive Lind, Lucy Lind, Nevan Lind, Mason Beifus, and Everly Beifus.

He knew the richest of love for God, family, and country.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Beth Lind of Omaha, Nebraska; children: Rebecca Shaver of Bend, Oregon, Timothy Lind of Bellevue, Nebraska; Sarah Lind of Omaha, Nebraska, and Chelsea Beifus of Whiteman AFB, Missouri; as well as his grandchildren and dearest friends.  Hank made a personal decision to accept and follow Christ in his life.  It is his warmest desire that his friends and family may do the same.  

Hank’s Celebration of Life Memorial will be held Saturday, July 10th at 1pm at the West Center Chapel.

 

 

16 Comments

  • Jann Warnke Posted April 28, 2021 11:40 am

    My deepest sympathy to Beth and her family.

  • Deborah Bellinger Posted April 28, 2021 2:13 pm

    He was such a great men. I’m so glad I got to meet him. My life is better for knowing him.

  • Kevin Beifus Posted April 28, 2021 2:13 pm

    Hank, we will see you on the upside.

  • Mandy Kingsley Posted April 28, 2021 3:08 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family, I love you all!

  • Dennis and Claudia King Posted April 28, 2021 3:42 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss Beth❤️ Our prayers are with you Beth, children, and grandchildren in your time of loss. May God comfort you at this time. Praise God you will see him again.

  • Vicki (McCoy) Jensen Posted April 28, 2021 4:13 pm

    Rest peacefully, Hank.

  • Terri and Mike Kruse Posted April 28, 2021 8:01 pm

    Hank, we loved you in this life and we look forward to seeing you in the next.

  • Terri and Mike Kruse Posted April 28, 2021 8:03 pm

    Hank, we loved you in this life ad we’re looking forward to seeing you in the next!

  • Viv Onken-Polson Posted April 29, 2021 12:01 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, but I am glad for all the beautiful years you all had together.

  • Mary Kay and Joe Scheiblhofer Posted April 29, 2021 5:52 am

    With deepest sympathy to Beth and the family.. You will be in our thoughts and prayers .

  • Mary Kay and Joe Scheiblhofer Posted April 29, 2021 5:55 am

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Nesrin Elsawi Posted May 6, 2021 6:57 pm

    I’m really sorry for your loss and hope you’re doing well. He was a great and hilarious man who was always so welcoming!

  • Dennis Lanphier Posted May 9, 2021 4:49 pm

    We will all see you soon Hank.

  • Chelsea Beifus Posted May 17, 2021 12:54 pm

    Celebration of life –
    July 10 at 1 pm.
    At Heafey Hoffmann

  • Steve Jones Posted May 17, 2021 5:38 pm

    Beth and family, I am So sorry to hear of Hanks passing. I will always remember hanging out with him and our many Saturday hunting trip in the High School days. He was my friend and I will miss him.

  • Mavis Lee Mcduffie Posted June 15, 2021 3:02 pm

    I miss you everyday. You & Beth were a PERFECT EXAMPLE of what a married couple should be as your 49 years proved
    You always teased me as your MOTHER-IN-LAW —-and I loved it. Am looking forward to seeing you again. If love could keep you alive—- you would have lived FOREVER.

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