ST. PAUL -- Glenn I. "Bud" Womeldorff, 90, of rural St. Paul died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.
He was born on 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 his wife 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, a loving and devoted caregiver, of Fort Scott; 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 addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Monty Gilpin; and a son-in-law, Ben Peak.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Erie Federated Church. Burial will follow at South Mound Cemetery with Masonic rites given by the Erie Lodge No. 76, A.F. & A.M. The family will receive friends at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals or the American Diabetes Association in care of Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357