Bill (William) Budde, age 71, lost his battle with cancer Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Newton Medical Center. With his three girls, grandchildren and sister by his side. Bill was born March 30, 1948 in Newton, to Frank & Helen (Harms) Budde. He attended Stone school, a one room schoolhouse until the 5th grade and then Pleasant Acres. He was a 1966 graduate of Newton High School.
Bill was a farmer by heart, purchasing his home place March 6, 1965. Bill married Linda K (Egy) Budde April 7, 1968 at Zion Lutheran in Newton. There was no time for a honeymoon. As construction was starting Monday on the fattening shed. Over the years there would be many more buildings, land purchases, equipment and business ventures. In the 80’s Bill and Linda founded Gator & Wheels and then later Budde Enterprises. Bill’s true passion was doing the impossible. He could design, build and fix anything. He raised his three daughters to be strong and independent. Bill was quick to donate his time and talents to the community. He was active in the Walton Methodist Church, Walton Lions Club, Harvey County 4H and Newton FFA chapter. In later years he enjoyed projects with the grandchildren and building hotrods.
Bill is survived by his 3 daughters, Michelle (James) Mosiman, Melinda Budde & Fiancé Clint Matson and Carrie (Chris) White. Grandchildren, Erin Mosiman (Brian Boegel), Justin Mosiman, Cody White, Courtney White & Jacob Peterson. Sister, Annetta (Bill) Gehring.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Helen (Harms) Budde, Spouse, Linda K Budde who passed June 5, 2015 and his only great granddaughter Brooklyn Boegel who passed January 24, 2020
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at First Church of the Nazarene in Newton with Pastor Amos McCarthy presiding. Visitation with the family will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at First Church of the Nazarene 1000 North Main Newton, Kansas. Private family burial will be in the Walton Cemetery, Walton, Kansas
Memorial contributions may be made to Walton Methodist Church and Harvey County Fire District 1 (Walton Volunteer Fire Department). Contributions may be sent in care of Petersen’s Funeral Home, 215 N Main, Newton, KS 67114