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Henry Lumsden, Jr.
December 26, 1928 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Funeral services for Henry F. Lumsden Jr., age 95, Norfolk, Nebraska will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at Home for Funerals on Norfolk Avenue in Norfolk, with a reception following for family and friends at the American Legion. Reverend Terry Buol will officiate, with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.
Military honors will be provided by United States Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Home for Funerals.
Henry died Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Henry was born December 26, 1928, in Woods, South Dakota to Henry F. Sr. and Ruth (Nolan) Lumsden. He graduated from Hubbard Nebraska High School in 1947 and Norfolk Nebraska Business College in 1949. He also attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and the University of Boston in Massachusetts. He worked at the Consumer Public Power District (later named Nebraska Public Power District). He retired on April 30, 1991, as Superintendent of Nebraska Public Power with 42 years of service with the company.
Henry served as a Navy Seabee in Bermuda, Cuba, and Africa building roads, bridges, and a wide range of other support facilities. He retired as Chief Petty Officer from the Navy in September 1986 after 34 years of service – 4 years regular and 30 years in the Naval Reserves. He received the “Sailor of the Year Award” in 1964.
He married Clarice Euvonne Bernhardt on April 20, 1952, at the Centenary Methodist Church in Beatrice. They went on their honeymoon to Bermuda. They lived in Bermuda for two years in a home by the smallest draw bridge in the world. They enjoyed 71 years of marriage together.
Henry was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years. He served on the Finance Committee and Trustee Committee. He served as a member of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, receiving the “Pat on the Back Award.” He was also a member of the Pan-American Highway Association. Henry was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Mosaic #55 AF & AM, Worshipful Past Master in 1970, 1976, and 1977, Royal Arch Mason and Sesostris Temple. Henry was also in the Northeast Nebraska Shrine Club and was an honorary 33rd degree Scottish Rite, a past worthy patron of the Order of Eastern Star #40 during the years 1981 and 1988. He was the Chapter Dad for the Order of DeMolay.
Henry was a United States Navy Retired Reservist and a member of the American Legion Post #16 for 47 continuous years. He is a past member of the Norfolk Dinner Dance Club, Norfolk Country Club, Eldorado Hills Golf Course, and the Mall Coffee Club. Henry’s hobbies included working on his French Retirement Home. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed cars and traveling. Henry Frederick Lumsden was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His initials (HFL) spell it all – Helpful, Friendly, and Loyal.
Henry is survived by his wife, Clarice Euvonne; daughter, Dr. Randa Sue Garden, and son-in-law James Paul Garden of Norfolk; son, Scott Joseph Lumsden, AIA and daughter-in-law Elke Karin Liewald (Lumsden) of Riverside, IL; grandchildren, Jamy Sue Garden of Norfolk, Nikki Jo Garden-Hart (Stephen Hart) of Atlantic Beach, FL, and Ayden Scott Lumsden of Riverside, IL. He is also survived by his sister, Melba Boysen of Rapid City, SD.
The family who preceded Henry in death include his parents, Henry F. Sr., and Ruth (Nolan) Lumsden; sister, Lois Lyon; brothers, Robert Lumsden and Johnny Lumsden; his beloved Aunt Carrie Taylor who took him in as a child when his mother passed; and cousins, Hazel Taylor and Floma Taylor.
Memorials may be directed to Wounded Warriors or Tunnels to Towers.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.