Effingham Daily News
---- — Daniel L. Budde, 57, of Neoga, passed away at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham, with the Rev. Ted Gall officiating. Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery on Dutch Lane in Effingham. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the services at the church. Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Daniel was born on Oct. 28, 1956, in Effingham, the son of Earl E. and Mabel L. (Schmohe) Budde. Dan was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham. He worked as a diesel mechanic at Walk Stock Farm Inc. in Neoga, and was also engaged in farming. He loved working in the woods and feeding his catfish. Dan enjoyed going to auctions and collecting miniature tractors and semi-trucks.
Dan is survived by his spouse, Betsy Budde of Louisville, Ky.; children, Sarah Budde of Effingham and Matthew (special friend, Jillian Metzger) Budde of Effingham; grandchildren, Xavier, Hailey, Uriah and Jaxon; sisters, Mary Ellen Zumwalt of Altamont, and Ruth (Don) Rhodes of Effingham; and brother, Joe (Carol) Budde of Effingham.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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