Loyd “Bud” Hintz
November 24, 1945 – October 21, 2018
Preceded in death by parents. Survived by wife, Sherry Hintz; children: Erin Stanko (Mike), Melissa Holmquist (Brent), and Stefanie Frederick (Derek); seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 25th from 5pm to 7pm at Lutheran Church of the Master (East Campus), 2617 S. 114th St. SERVICES: Friday, 10am, Lutheran Church of the Master. Interment: Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Jacksonville, IA. Memorials are suggested to American Red Cross; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; or Anthony Yates-“God Will Ministry” at Lutheran Church of the Master.
Born on November 24, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bud was the only child born of Carroll and Edith Hintz. His father had just been deployed to Okinawa for a year when Bud was born. His father, Carroll, would frequently share stories about his war buddies with Edith. She would reply that she, too, had a “buddy” at home in Loyd. Thus the nickname “Buddy” stuck.
Bud graduated from high school in Milwaukee in 1963. For two years he attended the Lutheran Bible Institute at Waldorf College. His mother hoped that he would go into the ministry. He graduated from Dana College in 1969 after transferring there in 1965. It was at Dana College where he met his one and only Sherry Eileen Rasmussen. When they were married on May 31, 1969, Bud quickly gained five brothers and sisters. He and Sherry built a home in Omaha and lived together for over 45 years of marriage.
Bud had several different jobs during his career, including service manager at Atchley Ford as well as an insurance claims adjustor. He would like to say that he was a “claims investigator.”
Bud was a lone wolf in a household of his “girls,” unless you included their male cats. He was always incredibly proud of his three girls: Erin, Melissa and Stefanie. He always shared his love of Jesus with all of them and prayed they would do the same for their kids. He lovingly referred to his three sons-in-law as “his sons.” His seven grandchildren (Kristen, Barrett, Hayden, Paxton, Brynna, Brecken and Memphis) were his joy; he loved watching them grow up and thoroughly enjoyed attending their events.
Bud battled three different kinds of cancer the way he dealt with most things in his life: a joke, a laugh and knowing he was surrounded by those who loved him, particularly Sherry. The last year and a half battling leukemia were difficult, but he was always proud of his family that surrounded him during treatments, transfusions, and doctors’ visits.
Bud was forever a jokester throughout his life. One would rarely have an encounter with him and leave without having a joke or one-liner told, and one would always leave with a laugh and a smile. Bud was a man of faith until the end. He knew it was God’s will and not his. He lived a life of love, humor and security in his love for the Lord.