Harold L. “Bud” Shaw, age 92, of Lincoln, NE, after struggles with pneumonia, died peacefully in his sleep and entered into eternity on September 10, 2023. Born July 11, 1931, in York, NE, Bud graduated from York High School. In 1949 at age 18, he moved to Lincoln and went on to work for 40 years for the Burlington Northern Railroad in maintenance as a boilermaker. He sacrificed for many years working the night shift and even the swing shift at times where he would work day, evening, and night shifts each week. Bud married Lila Richardson on June 12, 1955 and they lived in Lincoln their entire married life of 59 years until her passing on September 12, 2014. They were the proud parents of their two daughters Pam and Rhonda and even prouder grandparents to Joy, Averi, Ally, and Katie who gave them six lively and wonderful great grandchildren Novella, Novel, and Stephen Badeer and Ingrid, Greta, and Karl Beitzel.
Bud served in the Nebraska Army National Guard as a Blacksmith Specialist 4 from 1956-1959. He enjoyed working with wood in his work shed making furniture and various items to give away. Bud loved his many dogs and spent many hours with Rhonda’s dogs too. He could be found at nearly every Nebraska baseball game for decades. He loved to fish and also did some hunting. He enjoyed collecting lanterns and taking road trips to Colorado to visit family and to see the “over grown hills” as he would refer to the mountains. He also enjoyed playing a spirited game of pitch, reading Louis L’Amour books, and listening to country or big band music. Bud, or grandpa as he was often called was a very kind man who very rarely ever complained about anything. Even in his last year of life with many health struggles following a stroke, he was always kind to all those around him.
Bud is preceded in death by his parents George and Lillie Shaw, brother Wendell Shaw, sister Marjorie Ehlers, wife Lila Shaw, and granddaughter Katie Nissen.
He is survived by his daughters Pam (Tim) Nissen of Lincoln and Rhonda Shaw of Lincoln, granddaughters Joy (Erik) Beitzel of Duluth, MN, Averi (Sean) Badeer of Aurora, CO and Ally (James) Yong of San Antonio, TX and great grandchildren Novella (10), Novel (7), and Stephen (6) Badeer of Aurora, CO and Ingrid (6), Greta (4), and Karl (11 months) Beitzel of Duluth, MN.
A graveside service will be held to remember Bud on November 22, 2023, 1030 am, at Fairview Cemetery, 8400 Adams St., Lincoln, NE.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Food Bank of Lincoln, 1221 Kingbird Rd., Lincoln, NE, or Capital Humane Society Pieloch Pet Adoption Center, 6500 So. 70th St., Lincoln, NE.
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