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Linda K. Budde

June 5, 2015

Linda Kay Budde, 66, passed away at her home on June 5th, 2015.  Born October 3, 1948 to Mildred and Cecil Egy.  Linda graduated from Newton High School in 1966, where she and Bill were classmates. They married April 7, 1968. Together they had three children, Michelle, Melinda and Carrie. They lived on a farm, where they raised their family. There wasn’t anything on the farm Linda couldn’t do, she took care of hogs, delivered pigs & puppies, drove the trucks, and worked right alongside Bill.  He shared there were nights after working all day, Linda would stay up all night making dresses for her daughters so they would have new dresses for special occasions.  She attended cosmetology school after high school, and used that experience with her girls. She was a devoted and loving mother which is undeniably obvious in so many memories shared by her daughters.  She spent countless hours hauling the girls back and forth to town for ball practice and games. They remember her volunteering for their 4-H and FFA clubs. She served as 4-H Food Stand Coordinator, and countless other school and community events. She worked Carrie’s FFA concession stand so she could go to prom, and she got Melinda through her demolition derby days running the food stand! When the girls were teenagers, she was known for trips to the emergency room with their friends, somebody was always doing something crazy! Linda was famous for her cooking, one especially popular dish, pork chops! She had a catering business that brought her great joy, catering to the railroad for many years. The combination of her love for family and food can be found in her grandchildren’s declaration that, “no one can make it as good as Grandma”.  Their mothers promise that the recipe is exactly the same, but it’s still just not as good as Grandma’s.  Grandma shared her passions with her grandkids, making popcorn balls, or making pork chops for auction night at the fair.  The grandkids will remember grandma snuggling with them, building legos, bird watching, and playing cards.  Linda leaves a legacy of love and compassion with her family, and many others. Linda was a member of Walton United Methodist Church. She is predeceased by her parents.  She is survived by husband, Bill Budde; daughters, Michelle (James) Mosiman, Melinda Budde, and Carrie (Chris) White; grandchildren, Erin Mosiman, Justin Mosiman, Cody White, Courtney White, Jacob Peterson; great granddaughter, Brooklyn Boegel; brother, Dale Egy; sisters, Phyllis Wood, and Vada Strattan, many nieces and nephews.  A gathering will be held on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at Petersen Funeral Home from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6:30-8:00.  Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on June 10, 2015 at First Church of The Nazarene in Newton. Immediately following the memorial service the family invites you to their farm for an afternoon of food and fellowship, casual attire welcomed. Memorials may be made to any of the following organizations; Harvey County 4-H Developments, Walton United Methodist Church, or Walton Volunteer Fire Department.

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36 thoughts on “Linda K. Budde

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of loss. Linda was a beautiful force that touched many lives. I will always remember weeks spent in her many kitchens while preparing for the county fair. Love and prayers.

  2. I was one of the many railroaders who Linda and her crew fed over the years. She took great pride in taking care to see that her “boys” never left hungry. No matter the time of day or night,or how hot or cold the weather,she always had a smile on her face and words of encouragement for those of us doing the work.

  3. Many fun memories with Linda when I lived in Hesston working at Excel. Thinking of you at this time but her legacy will live on in her family.
    Shirley & Bob Forney

  4. Dearest Linda, you will be missed by us, your family and many others. Thank you for being the beautiful person that you were and will always be. Yes, you had a ♥ of gold that touched many. May you rest in peace now. Prayers to your loving family. Steve and Terri Belgard

  5. Our thoughts are with your family during this sad and difficult time. May you feel God’s love to comfort you and carry on the difficult days ahead

  6. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family during this sad and difficult time. May you feel God’s love to comfort you and lift you up on the difficult days ahead.

  7. Linda will be missed & remembered by many! Bill, Michelle, Mindy & Carrie. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family’s!

  8. Our Prayers thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Linda was a Wonderful Woman that will Never be replaced. She will be missed by so Many .

  9. Michelle & Mindy, I’m deeply sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Prayers going out to you and your whole family.

  10. The community of Walton is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Linda. She was a loving, caring, giving woman to her family, friends and community and she will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill, Michelle, Mindy, Carrie and her extended family.

  11. Linda was a very special lady and she will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss! Your family means a lot to me! I always enjoyed Linda! She will be missed! Love y’all!

  13. I am so sorry for your loss! Linda was a wonderful lady with a big heart! My thoughts and prayers are with you- Bill, Carrie, Mindy, Cody, Courtney, & Jacob.

  14. Harvey County has lost a Great Lady and we all are going to miss and remember her. I can speak from experience how great Linda was and her sense of humor. Bill and I grew up together and maybe one or two times we didn’t always do things that were up to her standings and all I ever saw was that sly grin on her face and she would just walk away shaking her head like there was no hope for us. Linda we all have our memories and we won’t forget you.

  15. Linda Budde you will be so missed there wasn’t a better person that did more for 4Hers in Harvey county !!! The fair wont be the same with out your smile!!! thoughts and prayers to all the Budde & Egy families !!!

  16. Our deepest sympathies to the Budde family. We know Linda will be missed by many. Prayers to the family.

  17. Our deepest sympathies to the Budde family. We know Linda will be missed by all who knew her and the meals she fixed for the railroad crews. Prayers to the family.

  18. Linda will be remembered as a hard worker, great wife, great mom and a great friend to all that knew her.

    God Bless the Budde family.

  19. Linda was a modern day pioneer in our farm community. A standard bearer with a work ethic and talent difficult to match by any woman or man. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with the Budde family.

  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of grieving. May God be with each and everyone of you.

  21. She was a fun gal. Renaissance woman and yes her pork chops were delicious. Rest in peace.

  22. I’m saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. May you all find comfort in knowing that she is in a better place. With love and remembrance.

  23. Linda was a one of a kind, wonderful lady. She always had smile & a friendly “Hello” for you. A hard working woman, she always had time for a friend or a grandkid. She leaves a legacy that will remain for years. Rest now Linda, you deserve it sweet lady.

  24. Mrs. Budde was not just the coolest mom during our high school days, she was also best mom. She was always there for everyone, and had the best straight forward advice. Love and prayers to Mindy and family.

  25. Thank you everyone for your kind words. Mom will be missed by many. We are all finding our new normal without her. Some days are better than others.

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