Donald “Bud” R. Widmer, 93, of Medford, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at The Homeplace in Dorchester, under the care of Interim Hospice.
Bud was born on December 24, 1925 in Milwaukee to Gottlieb and Amanda (Ruesch) Widmer. He moved to Medford at 14 and attended Medford High School. He then went on to serve in the Navy for 2 years. He married Ruth Zuleger on October 16, 1948 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford; she preceded him in death on March 14, 1994.
Bud was owner/operator of Widmer & Son’s Construction until the late 80’s. He then went on to work for Bauer Trucking for 20 years.
Bud was a council member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church. He enjoyed wood working and crafts in his spare time.
Bud is survived by his children, Beverly (Earle) Herbert of Owasso, OK, Richard (Heidi) Widmer of Mequon, and Barbara (Eugene) Ames of Potosi; 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 2 great-great-granddaughters. He is further survived by his brother, Wayne (Betty) Widmer and many other family and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Bud is preceded in death by his sister, Audrey Widmer and brother, Gerald Widmer.
A funeral service for Bud will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, with Rev. Richard Russow officiating. Burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will take place at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 9:00 AM unitl the time of service at 11:00 AM.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com