Claude E. Hurst
Date of Birth
May 10, 1934
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 15, 2024
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Thursday, February 22, 2024 ~ 10:00 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors and Fireman’s Last Call at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


American Legion Post #129
1541 Silver Street
Ashland, NE 68003

Claude E. Hurst, 89 of Ashland, NE passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 in Ashland.  He was born May 10, 1934 in Wahoo, NE to Earl and Lula (Chapman) Hurst.  He graduated from Ashland High School in 1953.  Claude served his country in the U.S. Navy entering on January 26, 1956 and was honorably discharged on December 5, 1957.  He learned his electrician trade from his time in the Navy, serving on the USS Wisconsin.  He returned home to work with his dad and continued to run the family business, Hurst Electric Service until he retired in 1982.

He was united in marriage to Patricia Campbell on June 14, 1958 in Ashland. The two were married for 61 years until Patricia passed away in 2019.

Claude was a member of the American Legion Post #129 and a member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept. for 62 years.  He enjoyed woodworking, making jewelry, camping, and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Debra Henriksen of Omaha, Terri (Randy) Todd of Eagle, Mike (Julie) Hurst of Ashland, Michelle Hurst of Ashland; grandchildren, Theresa Welker, Lance (Stephanie) Todd, Arik (Nicholle) Todd; great-grandchildren, Daniel (Kara), Susie and Devin Welker, Camden and Riley Todd, Gus Todd and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lula Hurst; wife, Patricia Hurst; sister, Violetan Laune.

Condolences for Claude E. Hurst
  1. Michael Crouch
    • February 17, 2024 - 2 months ago

    Mike and family So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to your Dad Our prayers for you and your family

  2. D.J. Hogan
    • February 20, 2024 - 2 months ago

    Rest in peace Claude thanks for your service to our country

  3. Randy Grauerholz
    • February 21, 2024 - 2 months ago

    I’ll miss Claude. I spent a lot of time with him the years I was on the AVFD and remember the stories he had.

  4. Ivan
    • February 22, 2024 - 2 months ago

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

    Ivan Rogers

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