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Harold Russell Hultquist

I am a Veteran.Harold Russell Hultquist
June 5, 1926 -  March 8, 2019

Harold Russell Hultquist, 92 of Fremont,
Died Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Harold was born June 5, 1926 in Dodge City, KS., to Sherman and Zella Hultquist. After graduation he worked as a hired hand on several farms, and helped his father also. He joined the Army in 1945 and was discharged in 1947. Harold married Leona Frances Nissen on August 19, 1948 in the Westside Methodist Church near Oakland and were married 67 years. They farmed near Oakland until moving to Fremont in 1977. He worked for Shar-lo Homes in Tekamah for 8 years, then worked at Valmont Industries until he retired.

His hobbies included wood working, Senior League bowling, Senior League golf and being a member of the Nebraska Antique Power Association. He worked on small engines and proudly showed off his antique gas powered Maytag washer at the John C. Fremont Days and the Dodge County Fair. He enjoyed driving his 1941 Pontiac Silver Streak the last few years, and won several awards at car shows. Harold participated in 5K, 10K and full marathons starting at the age of 56. He qualified and participated in the Boston Marathon in 1987 at the age of 61, and continued running until age 72.

Daughters – Barbara Nelson of Lincoln
Jeanne Pritchard of Fremont
Nancy (David) Guill of Wayne
Patsy (David) Kerschinske of Fremont
Son – Wayne Hultquist of Fremont
Exchange student daughter – Suleka (Santosh) Das of New Jersey
14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren
Sister – Lorelei Wickstrom of Oakland
Brother – John William ‘Bill’ Hultquist of Oakland
Sister-in-law – Myra Hultquist of Wichita, KS.
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

Harold was preceded in death by wife Leona in 2016, parents, brothers Dewey and Lawrence, sister Deanna Betts, sister-in-law Donna Hultquist; brothers-in-law Don Betts, Kermit Moseman and Jim Wickstrom, and great granddaughter Courtney (Henrichson) Fagen.


The funeral will be 10am, Thursday, March 28 at the First United Methodist Church in Fremont. Burial will be at 1:30 at the Westside Cemetery west of Oakland with Military Honors. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 27 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm.

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