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Edward Hartson

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Edward 'Bud' Hartson age 73 of New Hampton, Iowa died Monday, August 8, 2016 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A Memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton with Chaplain Brad Wysomierski presiding. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016, at the funeral home. Edward “Bud” Raymond Hartson was born February 16, 1943, in Fredericksburg, IA, the son of Virgil and Viola (Shumate) Hartson. Bud received his education in Fredericksburg. He then joined the United States Army where he was a mechanic on heavy equipment during the Vietnam War. For the majority of his service, Bud was stationed in Germany. Upon returning home, Bud began working as a mechanic in Fredericksburg at the local service station. At this time, Bud was introduced to Arlene “Sue” Blockhus and the couple were married in 1970. To this union one daughter, Sonja, was born. The couple later divorced. Several years later, Bud was introduced to Neena Jones. They spent many happy years together. He then began working at Meinerz Creamery in Fredericksburg in the maintenance department. He worked there for several years before moving to New Hampton to work as a custodian at the New Hampton High School. Bud began working at Tri State Signing and worked there for several years before it’s closing. Bud worked part time at Andy’s Bar in New Hampton enjoying the conversation and camaraderie. Bud retired in 2002. In Bud’s younger days he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and racing cars. He also loved to play cards, collect coins, and purchasing items on QVC and HSN for his family. Bud worked hard to ensure that his family was taken care of. His daughter and two grandchildren were his life and he cherished them every day. Bud is survived by one daughter, Sonja Warner of Waverly, IA; Friend, Ehren Padget of Waterloo, IA; one grandson, Jordan Lawson, US Navy stationed on the USS Stockdale DDG106; granddaughter, Megan Lawson of Waverly, IA; sister-in-law, LaVonne Hartson of Fredericksburg, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lloyd (Judy) Hartson and Jim Hartson; one sister, Darlene (Melvin) Flugge.

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  1. I went to school with Bud in Fredericksburg. I found grade school pics of him. He was always kinda shy then but his sister Darlene had a play house to die for. I always wanted to play in it. So sorry for your loss but enjoy all the wonderful memories he left you with. RIP Bud!

  2. I remember Bud from working with him at Tri-State Signing. He always had a joke to tell & a smile on his face. And then in the years that followed I would run into him walking up town once in a while. Rest in peace Bud!

  3. I remember our early morning visits at the grocery store and delivering him his groceries a couple years later. RIP Bud.

  4. Bud loved the little cherry tomatoes. We always took him some at the bar when he was in the apartment. In later years we took them to him at the nursing home. He was always smiling and pleasant. Emil & Rita Marr

  5. Thank you Emil & Rita for sharing memories (& the tomatoes :blush:)- he told me about the cherry tomatoes – they made his day when he got them! :blush: Sonja

  6. Many happy memories with my Uncle Bud…living in Fredericksburg he worked at dads gas station for a while…when i would take Darin and Dean uptown and we walked by the station Bud, Ted, my dad, Harry Carpenter and Donnie Carpenter and whoever would be sitting in the station would all come out and they were teaching little Darin to flip people off when they walked by…they all thought it was funny and cute, but mom sure didnt!! Lol Remember the guys had a stock car and would race it at Nashua…remember how proud he was when his lil Girl Sonja was born and very proud of his grandkids!

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