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Robert Budnick

Robert Budnick, age 82, of Hampton, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 3rd at the Zion Lutheran Church north of Hampton. Rev. David Feddern will officiate. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 P.M. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Robert Paul Budnick, the son of Paul and Norma (Heiden) Budnick was born in Hamilton County, Nebraska on September 30, 1934 and passed away on September 29, 2017 in Norfolk, Nebraska at the age of 82.

Robert was baptized at Zion Lutheran at Hampton and confirmed there on April 10, 1949. He attended school in the Hampton area. Robert served in the U.S. Army from February 12, 1957 until being honorably discharged on November 13, 1958. While attending the World’s Fair at Brussels in 1958, Robert met Jacqueline.

On September 6, 1959 Bob was married to Jacqueline Amanda Pieters at Zion Lutheran Church. There were two sons born to this union, Philip and Tony. They lived on the family farm northeast of Hampton. Bob farmed and did carpenter and electrical work along with land leveling. Jacqueline passed away on October 16, 2011.

Bob was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting antelope and deer in Wyoming and elk in Montana. Bob also loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Those left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Philip Budnick of Hampton and Tony (Mary Ann) Budnick of Loup City; granddaughter, Tara Budnick of Omaha; sister, Wanda (Lavern) Wimer of York; sister-in-law, Annie Pieters (Willy DeStobbeleir) of Belgium and nieces and nephews.

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