John V. “Bud” Hjort, 87, Thornton, Colorado and prior resident of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Villa at Sunny Acres in Colorado.
He was born on June 6, 1928 in Escanaba, son of Hans and Lola (Albright) Hjort. Bud was raised by his aunt and uncle, Louise and Jens Jensen.
On June 26, 1954, Bud married Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Warner. She preceded him in death on September 18, 1987.
Bud served in the United States Air Force from June 15, 1950 until he was honorably discharged on August 21, 1953.
He was employed with UPPCO, retiring in 1988.
Among the survivors include his children, James F. (Karen J.) Hjort of DePere, WI, Ann L. Hjort of Fort Worth, TX, Mary B. (Ronald J.) Caron of Gladstone, Catherine J. (Victor R.) West of Tucson, AZ, Theresa M. “Terry” Hjort of Escanaba and Christopher J. (Irene A. Gutierrez) Hjort of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Jeremy (Rachel) Hjort of Green Bay, WI, Jennifer (Terry) Dewey and their children, Emily, Ian and Ella all of DePere, WI, Melissa (Chris) Fleisher and their children, Elizabeth (Jacob) Maldonado, Jalisa and Logan all of Fort Knox, KY, Ron (Amy) Caron and their son, Graham of Minneapolis, MN, Melanie Caron –Vlasak and Grant Vlasak of Richfield, MN, Brian (Heidi) Bosse and their son, Seth of Kelso, WA; sister-in-law, Donna Lucas of Escanaba; brother-in-law, Ray (Edie) Warner of Wells; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hans and Lola Hjort, brothers Ray, Jim and Fred; mother-in-law Melissa (Lloyd) Camps; special aunt and uncle Louise and Jens Jensen as well as other aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 5th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Eric Olson officiating. A meal will follow at the funeral home in the dining room area.
Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.
A special thank you to Doug and Sharon Hardy for all the love and support they gave to Bud.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Hjort family.