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Bill Budde

February 27, 2020

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

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14 thoughts on “Bill Budde

  1. The Budde Family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill was so helpful to Susie and me when we moved back to Newton. We have made many special memories with Bill and will always cherish them.

  2. Michelle, Mindy, Carrie and family;
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill was so helpful to Susie and me when we moved back to Newton. As a result we have many special memories of Bill that Susie and I will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you for sharing Bill with us.

  3. Glad we had a breakfast about a month ago. Showed me his cool cars & go carts for grandkids. Talented fabricator & ole friend! Classmate Marilyn & Gene Krehbiel.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I so enoyed working with Bill here at TMA, he was always so kind and gracious with me. I will miss visiting with him!

  5. I’ll miss ya Bill, glad to have known you, we sure shared a lot down thru the years !

  6. Bill was a special fellow. I always enjoyed our banter back and forth. Sorry to hear he’s gone but a character that will live on in my memory!

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