William Bud Kuether

January 1, 1926March 23, 2021

Kuether, William “Bud”, Age 95, of Fridley, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Preceded in death by his parents, William and Alice, wife, June, son, Billy and granddaughter, Kristen.

Survived by children Sara (Susan) and David (Bobbi); grandchildren, Brandon (Kelsey), Kiley (Brandon), Blake, Trinity, and Sophie; great-grandson, Maximus; niece, Linda (John); and nephew, Mark (Cindy).

Bud was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was raised in South Minneapolis, became the president of his Roosevelt graduating class and starred on the baseball team. He joined the Navy right after High School graduation and became an Ensign serving at the end of WWII. He graduated from the U of MN with a Business Degree and went on to play baseball for a farm team in Glencoe MN, where he met June, whose dad was the team manager. They were married in June of 1950. Later that year, Bud and his dad started the Kuether Distributing Company in Minneapolis, which operated over 50 years. They raised their family in Richfield and later moved to Fridley. At the warehouse, Bud was known as “the Chief” and for the nicknames he gave his cohorts. He loved golf, card games (especially Bridge, Gin Rummy and Cribbage), and working the daily crossword puzzle. When the business closed, he became an employee at Gross Golf course as a “ranger” and loved riding his cart with his walkie-talkie and getting golfers in line. He cheered on his grandkids at their diving, tennis and dance competitions. He was a faithful church member at United Church of Christ in New Brighton.

Special thanks to the staff at Landmark of Fridley. A private family ceremony will be held to honor him.


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William Bud Kuether

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Deborah Kemp

March 30, 2021

Dear Kuether Family,

We are saddened by the passing of our “Uncle Bud”. When we were growing up, it was always fun to visit Daddy at his work place and one of the highlights was seeing Uncle Bud, he made us feel so very special. Kuether Family take care of yourselves and all of you are in our thoughts.

Daughters of Lenny Kemp

Arlene Berger

March 28, 2021

Dave, Bobbie, Sara, Susan, and Kuether family. Bud had an amazing giving heart. A memory that stands out to me was his generosity. Bud and June allowed us to use their condo in St. Pete after a 2500 mile bike ride! His kind gesture allowed the B2B team to rest, rejuvenate and have fun. Another Thought that comes to mind was his love and pride he had for his grandkids. We all attended Trinity’s senior dance recital . During her final senior dance I turned around to look at Bud and he had this wide smile across his face. He was so proud of his grandchildren and they adored him. My condolences go out to the entire family. May their cherished memories carry them through this most difficult of times! Rest In Peace