Jerome “Bud” Ashburn, age 81, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Sacred Heart, Minnesota passed away on January 25, 2019, in Lake Havasu, City, Arizona. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. The Rev. Dale Svendsen will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Sacred Heart. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and will continue on Thursday one hour prior to the services all at the church in Sacred Heart. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Bud was born in Clara City, Minnesota to his parents, Roy and Edith Ashburn on May 7, 1937. Bud grew up in Sacred Heart, Minnesota and attended Sacred Heart Public School. He then went on to marry the love of his life, Marlys “Molly” Jean Sagness on December 8, 1956, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. They were blessed with sixty two wonderful years together. During their marriage, Bud and Molly were fortunate enough to give birth to three boys, who grew up to be amazing men. Bud and his boys drove truck over the road for many years, Bud logged over 7 million miles during his career. Bud and Molly loved to spend their winters in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, watching and going to sporting events, following the Sacred Heart Saints, doing crossword and word find puzzles. But most of all, spending time with their family, friends, and watching/playing with their grandkids.
Bud is survived by his lovely wife of 62 years; Molly Ashburn, of Sacred Heart, Minnesota; sons, Randall (Kristen Smit) Ashburn, of Sacred Heart, Minnesota, Michael (Vicky) Ashburn, of Sacred Heart, Minnesota, and Richard (Carrie) Ashburn, of Sacred Heart, Minnesota; brother. Jerry (Pat) Ashburn, of Sacred Heart, Minnesota; sisters, Judy (Belwin) Rode, of Benson, Minnesota and Joy (Dean) Halvorson, of Granite Falls, Minnesota; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; Roy and Edith Ashburn.
Blessed Be His Memory