Katherine Elaine Budde, 88, of Hartford, passed away at 3:34 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born March 1, 1927, in New Berlin, the daughter to the late Carl F. and Lucy Ione (Johnson) Meyer.
On Nov. 22, 1947, she and Cletus Walter Budde were married in Wood River. He preceded her in death on March 20, 1999.
Mrs. Budde was a nurse technician, retiring from Alton Mental Health after 20 years of service, and was a proud member of AFSCME. She loved spending time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. Mr. and Mrs. Budde were longtime members of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and Holy Angels Catholic Church.
Survivors include four sons, James C. (Kathy) Budde of Alton, Robert L. (Susan) Budde of Hartford, Paul A. (Vicky) Budde of Wood River and Christopher L. (Lisa) Budde of Livingston; three daughters, Barbara E. (Dennis) Boger of East Alton, Patricia L. (Steven Helfrich) Droit of Wood River and Mary C. (Phil Flanigan) Budde of Hartford; 15 grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Murray, David (Pamela) Boger, Lindsay (Ted McKinney) Droit, Nicholas Droit, Jonathan (Karrie) Denney, Joshua (Nealy) Budde, Craig (Barbara) Budde, Allison (Jacob) Ringering, Andrea Budde, Andrew Budde, Jessica (Ross) Cherepkai, Sarah (Kyle) Ogden, Philip Budde, Ethan Budde and Derek Rexford; 14 great-grandchildren, Ashton and Taylor Murray, Danica Boger, Austin Droit, Nolan McKinney, Kaitlyn, Kameron and Kaleb Denney, Olivia Budde, Nora and Elaina Ringering, Alexia Budde, Max Cherepkai and Blair Ogden; and a sister, Helen Harvey of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Meyer.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Paynic Home for Funerals. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Fr. James Flach as celebrant. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Masses or a Charity of One’s Choice.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to caregivers, Terry, Brenda, Rosa, Jadin, Melissa, Morgan and BJC Hospice.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.paynicfh.com.