Obituary for William "Bud" Schulz
William “Bud” A. Schulz, 85, of Onalaska passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Hillview Health Care Center, La Crosse. He was born in La Crosse on April 4, 1926 to William and Laura (Reichert) Schulz.
After attending Central High School and serving in the U.S. Navy, he was employed by Allis Chalmers until its closing. He then started “Bud’s Painting Service”, which lasted seven-teen years. It was then, he and his wife, Eleanor purchased the Mug Tavern on French Island, where he challenged many to an early game of cribbage. His love for card games started many years before, with weekly poker games with life long friends and most recently his son-in-law, Dave.
In his early years he was a member of many 16-inch softball championship teams. He also coached his two sons when they played for the American Legion Post 417, where he was an original member. His love for life included hunting with his sons, taking pride in his home and pool, old western movies, and enjoying the company of family and friends.
Bud is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor of sixty-seven years; two daughters, Teresa (Dave) Weis of Onalaska and Sandra (Bob King) Schulz of La Crosse; two sons, Bill (Suzanne) of Onalaska and Bob (Renee) of Ettrick; six grandchildren, Todd Weis, Tanya (Shawn) Weis, Tara (Terry) Holen, Robyn (Dr. Tete) Oniang’o, Bobby (Terra) Schulz, and Kamie (Ryan) Augustine; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler, Erika, Kylee, Terrance, Tsahmaya, Haydin, Gracie, Reese, and Paige; a sister, Vickie Carrier; nieces, Robyn Steele and Sherry Cruden; and a nephew, Rocky Mickelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lorraine; and a brother, Kenny.
“Dad, you were the best of the best. Our family and lives will never be the same without you. Love you forever.”
The entire family wishes to thank the staff on the 800 wing at Hillview Health Care Center. You kind and compassionate care will never be forgotten.
A private memorial service will take place at a later date.
Dickinson-Sletten-McKee-Hanson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Heaven-“Here Comes Bud.”