September 25, 1940 - April 6, 2017
Bud was born in Wausau, Wisc. To Byron and Lillian. He was the third of four children. His family moved to Mipls., MN when he was a child. He met his wife Carol when he was 15 and she was 13. It was love at first sight. They married in 1958 and moved to California with his family. They lived most of their lives in Downey, where they raised their three children, Chris, Lance and LaNean.
Bud owned and operated his machine shop for 40 years. His father taught him the business and now his sons are both in the same profession.
He was a proud member of the Downey Elks 2020 for 15 years and was the Exalted Ruler 2014/2015. He loved the Elks and the people. He loved family camping trips all over but enjoyed Lake Powell the most. Then he took to golfing, rain or shine.
He is survived by his wife Carol, son Chris (Stacy), son Lance (Shirleyann-Fiance), daughter LaNean (Guy) – 8 grand kids, 5 great-grand kids, 3 sisters, Joan Crooks, Margaret Putnam and Karen Douglas – numerous nieces and nephews and his special Johnny Cash singing buddy Alec.
He will be missed by all.
Celebration of Life will be held at Downey Elks Lodge 2020 on April 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm.