Obit: Budde, Henry B. (1862 - 1945)

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Surnames: Budde, Beschta, Dries, Beyerl, Butler, Schlaffer, Becker, Firnstahl, Kraus, Schaffer, Zassenhaus, Blanchard, Korntved, Meyer, Niehoff, Strobl, Matthews, Schmitt, Straub, Hartl

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/23/1945

Budde, Henry B. (21 Mar. 1862 - 22 Aug. 1945)

Henry B. Budde, a prominent farmer of the town of Colby, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, at the age of 83 years, a heart ailment and old age complications being the cause of his death. He was sitting in a chair at the time. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic church Saturday morning at 9:30, Rev. Nicholas B. Beschta officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery.

The deceased was born on March 21, 1862, at Theresa, Wis., and later moved to Beaver Dam, Wis., with his parents where he was married to Miss Emma Dries on August 30, 1892. They moved onto a piece of wild land in the town of Colby - six miles west of the city of Colby - in June 1906. By hard and diligent work, they built a fine farm. Mrs. Budde died on Feb. 4, 1927.

Surviving are five children - Johanna Budde, at home, Mrs. Louis Beyerl of Colby, Sister M. Adillia of St. Rose Convent of La Crosse, Mrs. Earl Butler of Colby and Frank Budde, at home. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Theresa Schlaffer of Beaver Dam, one brother, John Budde of Beaver Dam, and seven grand children.

Mr. Budde was a good Christian, an indulgent husband and father, honest in all his dealings, and like all early pioneers, was of a congenial disposition and well-liked by all who knew him. He was president of the Family Protective Association for a number of years.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/30/1945

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9:30 at St. Mary’s Catholic church for Henry Budde. Rev. Gerard Budde of Clyman, Wis., was the celebrant of the solemn requiem mass, Rev. George Budde of Kenosha was deacon and Rev. Nicholas B. Beschta was sub deacon. Both Rev. Gerard Budde and Rev. George Budde are nephews of the deceased. The pall bearers were Ed Becker, Frank Beyerl, I. M. Firnstahl, C. J. Kraus, Nick Schaffer and Frank Zassenhaus. Those in charge of the flowers were Misses Delores Firnstahl, Jean Blanchard and two daughters of Mr. Ernie.

Relatives and attendants from out of town were Sister M. Adillia and Sister M. Olga of LaCrosse, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. John Budde of Beaver Dam, Wis., Mrs. Glenn Korntved of Milwaukee, Mrs. Peter Dries and Mrs. Leslie Dries of Peoria, Ill., John Meyer of Beaver Dam, Raymond Dries of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hartl, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Budde and children, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Niehoff and Miss Mayme Budde, all of Beaver Dam, Wis., Miss Verna Strobl, Mrs. Christ Matthews, Mrs. Joseph A. Schmitt of Campbellsport, Wis., Joseph Straub of Edgar, and Mr. and Mrs. Soren Korntved and daughter of Greenwood, Wisconsin.



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