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Bernell A. ‘Bud’ Kraut PDF Print E-mail

Bernell A. “Bud” Kraut, age 89, of Eagle River, Wis., went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Bud was born and raised in Clintonville, Wis., the son of Arthur and Esther (Beversdorf) Kraut.

He was married to Ellen (née Begrow) on Nov. 4, 1950.

Bud was employed as a toolmaker at Wisconsin Drill Head Co. in West Allis, Wis., for more than 40 years, retiring in 1988.

He and Ellen moved to Eagle River in 1992.

Beloved husband of Ellen M. Kraut for 63 years. Loving father of Pam, Jeff and the late Dave. Beloved grandpa of Ryan and Alyssa Kraut.

Also survived by his loving sisters, Bernice (the late Bob) Rindt and Phyllis (Wayne) Hangartner of Illinois. Special Dad to Kim Wood and Lawrie Miller.

Further survived by nu­merous nieces, nephews and other family, and good friends.

Bud was a longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River, the Sugar Camp Lions Club and was a past member of the American Legion in Eagle River.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River. The Rev. William Trosien will officiate. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Entombment will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wis. Attendees to meet in the “green” parking area prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church or the Sugar Camp Lions Club.

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, Wis.

Condolences may be ex­pressed at


Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:40 PM

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