Obit: Ayers, Howard E. "Bud" (1923 - 2004)

Contact: Michelle Harder

Surnames: Ayers, Nelson, Smith, Olson, Williams, Norkunas, Silvernale, Schlais, Holmes

----Source: The Daily Telegram; 21 Oct 2004

Howard E. "Bud" Ayers,, 81, 1074 Moen Road, Foxboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth.

He was born Jan. 12, 1923 in Neillsville, Wis., and had been an area resident since the age of nine years.

He was employed for 32 years as a miller by Huron Cement Co. He had also worked road construction in the Dakotas, worked for the Great Northern Railroad, was employed in the shipyards during WWII and was also employed by the George Nelson Garage in Foxboro.

Mr. Ayers was a town supervisor for the town of Summit for 23 years. He was an avid musky fisherman and a member of the Fishing Hall of Fame.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly; four sons, Randy, Foxboro, Donald (Susie), Anchorage, Alaska, Terry (Keri) of Foxboro, and Tim (Missy) of Minong; one daughter, Cindy (Bruce) Smith, Two Harbors, Minn.; grandchildren, Donny, Jonathan, Becky, Timmy and Brian Ayers, Le’ Phan, and Chris Smith; and great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jonathan Phan and Kailey and C.J. Smith.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis and Ernest and a sister, Marion Olson.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday in Downs Funeral Home, where the funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. James Merrick officiating. Interment will be in the Summit Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donald Williams, Bruce Smith, Chris Norkunas, Willie Silvernale, Ed Schlais and Jimmy Holmes. His grandchildren will act as honorary pallbearers.



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