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Wesley J Todd

TODD, BENSON

Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 6/4/2009 at 08:49:21

Wesley John "Bud" Todd, 85, of Madrid, passed from this life on Sunday, May 10, 2009 from complications of Alzheimer's and diabetes at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA. In agreement with Bud's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service celebrating Bud's life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, in rural Madrid, where the family had greeted friends for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Committal services took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone. Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Madrid was in charge of arrangements.
Bud was born on September 1, 1923 in Boone, IA to John Henry and Inza Loretta (Collins) Todd. He was a 1943 graduate of Boone High School and attended Purdue University. Bud was a navy veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific area on the USS Coney. After his honorable discharge from the service, Bud married Mary Maxine Benson on April 6, 1946 in Boone. Their marriage was blessed with three sons: Steven, Jeffrey and Thomas. Bud and Mary Maxine moved to the Madrid area in 1949, where he had farmed for many years. He was a member of Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, a 50-year member of the Masonic Star Lodge #115 in Madrid; and a 50-year member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Altoona. Bud was also a member of the American Legion in Boone and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Mary Maxine Todd of Madrid; children, Steven B. (Margaret) Todd of Ames, IA, Jeffrey J. (Teresa) Todd of Madrid and Thomas W. (Lori) Todd of Breckenridge, CO; one sister, Janet E. (Alan) Kingsley of Denton, TX; six grandchildren, Adam W. (Janna) Todd of Baxter, IA, Alan Todd of Ames, Cynthia A. Todd and Michelle M. (Steve) Allen both of Des Moines, and Nathan T. Todd and Tricia N. Todd both of Madrid; and two great-grandchildren, Kelton and Clara. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Norma J. (Hopkinson) Elsworth; and one daughter-in-law, Rae Jean Todd.
Memorials may be made to either Garden Prairie United Church of Christ or Hospice of Central Iowa. Boone News Republican


 

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