Glenn I. "Bud" Womeldorff, 90, of rural St. Paul, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul, Kan.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1919 on "The Big Island" near St. Paul, the son of James and Minnie (Sprenger) Womeldorff.
He married Anne E. Stewart on Sept. 16, 1945. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2003.
He graduated from The Island School and St. Paul High School in 1937.
He was a farmer-stockman for over 40 years on The Big Island south of St. Paul.
He then owned and operated Womeldorff Retail Liquor store for 31 years.
He was a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 76 A.F. & A.M. in Erie, Kan.
He served on the Bloomer and CUSD 101 school boards when his children were growing up.
He and Anne served many years as 4-H club leaders.
He enjoyed playing cards, traveling, dancing and bowling.
He won the Kansas Seniors Bowling Tournament in 2001.
He is survived by a sister, Ethel Hines of Erie, a son Jim and his wife Christi, loving and devoted caregiver, of Fort Scott Kan., two daughters, Joyce Peak of Denison Texas. and Nancy Calkins and her husband David, of Kansas City Kan., seven grandchildren, Murie Bolen, Courtney Ford, Dwayne Calkins, Darcy Blanchard, Clint Womeldorff, Scott Womeldorff and Beth Womeldorff, and 13 great-grandchildren.
In additional to his wife, he was preceded in death by one grandson Monty Gilpin and son-in-law Ben Peak.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 at the Erie Federated Church.
The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening.
Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery with Masonic rites given by the Erie Lodge No. 76 A.F. & A.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals or The American Diabetes Association, in care of Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons Kan. 67357