Obit: Knudsen, Warren Ivan "Bud" (1920 - 2005)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Knudsen, Johnson, Wiand, Eitland, Miller

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) October 5, 2005

Knudsen, Warren Ivan "Bud" (April 24, 1920-Oct. 3, 2005)

Warren Ivan "Bud" Knudsen, age 85, of Neillsville, formerly of Willard, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.

Warren was born April 24, 1920, in Guthrie Co. IA, to Andrew and Rosie Knudsen, and was raised on the family farm near Coon Rapids, IA. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on June 4, 1942, in Des Moines, and served in the European Theater of WWII in five combat campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 24, 1945. Warren was always extremely proud of his service to his country.

He married Betty Johnson on Dec. 5, 1946, in Audubon, IA. They farmed in Iowa until Dec. 5, 1958, when they moved to Willard. They operated a family dairy farm until his retirement in 1982. They remained on the farm until 2002, when they moved to the Country View Apartments in Neillsville, Wis.

Surviving are his wife Betty, of Neillsville; two daughters, Rosalie Wiand, Pulaski, and Wanda (George) Eitland, Green Bay; five sons, Douglas (Diane) Knudsen, Durand; Larry (Donna) Knudsen, Willard; Craig (Debra) Knudsen, Wausau; Curtis (Sandra) Knudsen, Wausau and Paul (Tami) Knudsen, Wyoming, MN; 10 grandchildren, Scott (Kay) Wiand, Trent (Jeni) Knudsen, Kendra and Crystal Knudsen, Preston Eiland, Shawn, Leo, Ryan, Michael and Cassandra Knudsen; two great-granddaughters, Haylee and Kelsey Knudsen; one brother, John (Irene) Knudsen, Audubon, IA; one sister-in-law, Beatrice Knudsen, Coon Rapids, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Nels, Leonard, and Lester Knudsen; and one sister, Gladys Miller.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Greenwood. Visitation will be at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 10, at the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery at Spooner.

Buchanan Funeral Home of Neillsville is assisting the family with the arrangements.



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