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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188

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Condolence From: Kathy Hauser
Condolence: I met Bud while volunteering for what was(way back when) B.P.O.H ambulance. Never a dull moment with this guy. He knew the fire department works right along with police and ambulance. R.I.P good buddy. We will meet again some day Many condolences to the family. I know he will be greatly missed.
Monday March 26, 2018
Condolence From: Kate Johnson Bisig
Condolence: I met George 2 years ago this past February. He let my friend and I fish from his shoreline. We talked for hours and he told me of his wife passing,that he was 90 and hoping to get back his drivers license soon, and that they had no children of their own. We shared our fish and he wasn't ready to be alone and asked us to come over to his house. We didn't go in as we were running short on time but we said our goodbyes and hoped we shared a good visit between us. Rest in Peace with You r wife by your side George. It was our pleasure to meet you.Kate & Cindy.
Wednesday March 14, 2018
Condolence From: John and Julie Vandervoort
Condolence: As neighbors for over 20 years, John & I have fond memories of Bud "just stopping by" to chat or try to talk John out of one of his radios! He was a wealth of history with legs and we talked much about Delton's history and changes over the years. We will miss his great sense of humor, his candor and his big "all-knowing" smile! He was always good to engage our children in conversation, and usually had a nature-related fact or tidbit to share with them. Rest in peace friend, John & Julie
Tuesday March 13, 2018
Condolence From: David S Reynolds, Robin Reynolds
Condolence: Bud was a great guy willing to help anyone, he and his wife Doris were the kindest couple. He loved the outdoors and helped anyone in need he will be greatly missed. It's been a pleasure knowing you Bud rest in peace
Tuesday March 13, 2018
Condolence From: Fran Erskine
Condolence: Bud was an amazing person, and will be greatly missed. He came into Bowens Family Dining many times during the years I worked there, and was a pleasure to know.
Monday March 12, 2018
Condolence From: Kathy and Dick Martin
Condolence: Bud and myself met through Ham Radio Spent a lot of time Discussing all things radio. He was always buying a new rig and would soon be on the air talking to his friends in the Battle Creek Ham club. Anytime we would go to a swap meet, Bud always had a place to stop and explore especially if it had any thing to do with Michigan. Bud’s uncle Max owned a plane at one time. That sparked a interest that would bring out pictures and stories if you talked about airplanes. I think Bud had all of Max’s home movies flying his plane. Later on we got tangled up with flying and that opened up a whole new set of doors. We bought a ultralight together and kept it at the farm. Bud had many hobbies and always on the go. Was hard to find Bud at home but if the car was there he was there, maybe not at the house but most likely back in the woods. Buds interest in Delton was unique as his family operated the brick company. That history had Bud traveling all over the state looking for buildings that had used the Delton bricks. I really enjoyed Bud and he will be missed. Truly one of a kind and glad to say he was my friend.
Kathy and Dick Martin.
Sunday March 11, 2018
Condolence From: Shirley Woods
Condolence: Bud; you were with me an beyond when my wife Kathy was murdered. You lived across the highway from me on Wall Lk. We spent time together digging for more info. You spent time with me one on one. Your in great hands now an pray for the rest of us.Amen
Sunday March 11, 2018
Condolence From: Dave Eddy
Condolence: I would describe Bud as a "one of a kind". I knew bud as a fellow "ham" radio operator, a neighbor for many years at Wall Lake, a fellow member of the Bernard Historical Society for a number of years and a brother Mason. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, my friend. Dave Eddy, N. Ft. Myers, FL and Battle Creek, MI.
Sunday March 11, 2018
Condolence From: Marty Buehler
Condolence: I met Bud when I was a young lad as Bud and his wife were long time family friends with my Grandparents and even their parents. My grandmother Louise was a good friend to Bud. My father, Dick Buehler took me to meet Bud when I was about 10. After getting over my terror of him and figuring out that his bark was worse than his bite, I enjoyed talking to him (he liked being scary then but mellowed when he got older). Bud showed me how to trap his little ponds with Conibears and how to make a board set. The great trapper Jack Hayward did the 'big waters" and I got the rest. My father and I hunted on the farm for over 35 years. Once I had children, Bud became a history resource for myself and my kids too. He brought Wall Lake history to life for all of us. Indians, wishing tree, bears, the CK & S, my great grandfather sinking his mother in law in a model T through the ice on New Years Eve, and the list goes on. Other favorites were stories about Big Bay, the yellow dog river and the UP where they had family land. I tried to soak up as much knowledge from him as I could. The biggest thing I took away from him was less concrete. It was a love for that land. That farm was a part of Bud. It was his core. He understood it. As an important corridor for wildlife and a unique habitat Bud was proud of how special it was. Well done Bud. You were a great steward and a lesson to us all. God Bless you Bud. The Buehler's will all miss you.
Saturday March 10, 2018
Condolence From: Jim Lockwood
Condolence: I first met Bud just a few years ago. One morning I hit the road early for a day of rural photography and stopped across the street from Bud's house to capture a lovely sunrise. I parked by his shoreline and took a few photos. Before I could move on with my day an elderly gentleman approached me and asked what I was doing. I introduced myself, apologized for trespassing, and explained the nature of my photography.

Bud was kind and understanding. He invited me to his home, and drove me around his property in his off-road machine, proudly describing his land.

This led to a friendship. I visited Bud many times and enjoyed his stories, and appreciated his love of nature. i will miss Bud very much.
Saturday March 10, 2018