He was born on Sept. 27, 1919, on a farm east of Chanute to Gus and Julia (Friederich) Breiner. He grew up on the farm and attended a country school.
On July 8, 1967, he married Bernice Epperson McKisson at Hamilton, Ill. They continued living on the farm east of Chanute until moving to Erie in 2000. She survives of the home.
Bud was a farmer and stockman and for 12 years was a partner with the late Denzil Hine in Square Deal Commission Co. in Parsons. He started a fireplace and stove business in 1976 and was still active in the business.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chanute and also attended St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Erie.
Other survivors include a stepson, Darryl McKisson of Leasburg, Mo.; 10 stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Alma Meyer of Bella Vista, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his adopted daughter, Charlene Binnion.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. today at the church in Chanute.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 182, Erie, 66733. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.