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.”
March 13, 2012 @ 4:41 am
My wife and i pass on our Condolences to the entire Schulz family. Bud was a joy to be around. He was always their for his Family. I grew up on the Northside with Bob and Bill and played a lot of ball with them. Bud was always around and always had a GREAt smile. He and Eleanor always said Hi to me and were always very friendly. He will be missed.
March 14, 2012 @ 4:36 am
Bud was always a man of his word. I don’t think he told anyone when he caught me cutting the cream off the top of frozen milk bottles while delivering the morning Milwaukee Sentinal. He reminded me of it when he hired me to paint after I got out of the Navy. Wish him fair winds and following seas on his journey.
March 14, 2012 @ 5:14 am
You will truly be missed. HEAVEN “Here Comes BUD”
March 14, 2012 @ 6:26 am
He was a gem!! May he rest in peace. Prayer to you all.
March 14, 2012 @ 7:25 am
I was very sorry to hear about Bud. My condolences to all of the family. I remember many fun times at the Schulz home on French Island and the good times with Bill and Bob throughout our grade school and high school days.
Tom & Wendy Ostlund
March 14, 2012 @ 8:43 am
Bill,Bob,and family,Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad and husband.We are out of the state,but wanted to let you know we are thinking about you.Bud has probably met Vic, Harold Fessler,and are planning an elk and Mule deer hunt in heaven.
Margo & John
March 14, 2012 @ 9:25 am
John and I just want to send our condolences to the family, and especially you, Eleanor. John has missed his chats with Bud “over the fence”. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts.
Ken Thorson Jr.
March 14, 2012 @ 9:32 am
So sorry to hear that Bud passed, He was a good friend to our family as was his entire family as well. I bet he is playing poker right now with my parents.
Carol & Don Schrader
March 15, 2012 @ 2:06 am
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Bud, our prayers are with you Eleanor and family at this time of sorrow.
Ken and Mary Lou Balts
March 16, 2012 @ 5:51 am
We were sorry to learn of Bud’s passing. We will always remember him on the 4th of July telling us great stories.
Tanya (Weis) Davis
October 27, 2019 @ 9:10 am
I will love and miss you for the rest of my life you were the best grampa in the whole world and you’ll always be my “Papa” love you grampa Tanya