Edward Elmer “Ed” “Bud” Klundt, 88, Neenah, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012. He was born November 18, 1923, in Appleton, son of the late Henry and Lillian (Rouse) Klundt. He graduated from Menasha High School in 1942, and entered the U. S. Army in January 1943. He served one year state side and about two years in the European Theater with the 553rd Engineers. He married Angeline Lazotte February 23, 1946. They have been Neenah residents for most of their married life. He was employed at Eggers Hardwood Products, Neenah for 45 years prior to his retirement in 1986, and was a charter member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Neenah, where he served at many funerals and was a member of V.F.W. Post 10893. He enjoyed listening to music from the big bands of the forties, walking, biking and bus tours where he was always meeting new people. He also liked calling in letters to the Post-Crescent.
Ed is survived by his wife of 66 years, Angie, a daughter, Susan (Dennis) Missall, Woodruff; three sons: Ronald (Rose), Michael (Judi) and Jeffrey (Laurie) Klundt, all of Neenah; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Klundt, Placentia, CA; a sister, Mildred Daily, Appleton; a sister-in-law, Joyce Klundt, Menasha; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Clarence (Catherine) and Donald “Whitey” Klundt; a sister-in-law, Marie Klundt.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 10, 2012, at St. Gabriel Church, 900 Geiger Street, Neenah. Entombment will follow. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. Friday at the church until the time of the Mass. Full military honors will be performed by the Twin Cities Veteran’s Funeral Honor Team following the services at the church. A memorial has been established for the Neenah Menasha V.F.W. Post #10893.
When I go by the church I often stop in for a visit, so when they wheel me down the aisle for the last time, the Lord won’t have to ask “who is it”.