- Memorial Service Saturday, September 8, 2018
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September 8, 2018
A man who enjoyed living, and the people around him, like no one else. At the age of 50, I would be heading into the gym at 8 AM, and catch Bud on his way out: happy, lively and ready for the day. I wish I could grow up just like him. I will remember him, always, with that smile and that interest in life and the people with whom he shared it.
September 7, 2018
Bud and I met on the phone and grew a lovely friendship, the basis of which started with inquiries about Don Murphy, a dear friend of Bud's and of my husband Ron. Many of our children attended Blackford High School together. Bud had a wonderful talent for friendship and kept all his friends close to his heart. He wrote his family history by hand while caring for his wife Colleen through her illness and his family had it copied and printed - a wonderful legacy. He would tell me often what a wonderful family he had. I will treasure the time on the phone we spent talking about his growing up years on the farm, and he would recall all the neighbors through all the moves his parents made during the Depression time-frame and of course all the relatives who were such a big part of his life. I looked forward to the phone calls and wonderful family stories he shared and will miss Bud dearly.
Sue Nystrom Walsh
September 7, 2018
Bud was the kindest person I have ever known. He was at my dad's side all the way to his death. Then watched over my mom to her death. He was a true friend, positive, loving, fun to be with, interesting and lived a full life. I will truly miss him though. I will miss our visits! I will miss the comfort that he was there whenever I wanted to visit. He was the last of my parents' friends to go. God Bless his soul....God Bless him ! I was very blessed to have known him.