Glenn I. “Bud” Womeldorff, 90, rural St. Paul, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.
He was born Feb. 11, 1919, on “The Big Island” near St. Paul to 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 more than 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. 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.
Survivors include a sister, Ethel Hines, Erie; a son Jim and his wife Christi, loving and devoted caregiver, Fort Scott; two daughters, Joyce Peak, Denison Texas, and Nancy Calkins and her husband David, Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Murie Bolen, Courtney Ford, Dwayne Calkins, Darcy Blanchard, Clint Womeldorff, Scott Womeldorff and Beth Womeldorff, and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Monty Gilpin; and son-in-law, Ben Peak.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Erie Federated Church. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery with Masonic rites given by the Erie Lodge No. 76 A.F. & A.M.
The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
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 KS 67357.