Marvin L. “Bud” Sudholt, age 87 of Breese, born September 21, 1928, a son of the late Leo and Agatha, nee Buehne, Sudholt, died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Breese Nursing Home.
Bud was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean War and was a foreman at the 4-5-6 Company in Highland, retiring after 30 years of employment. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese, the Breese American Legion Post 252, and the 92nd AFABN. He was a Pittsburg Pirates fan, loved barbequing, gardening, fishing, playing euchre, watching purple martins, driving around Breese in his truck, and going to the farm.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sisters, Marie Benhoff and Maxine Hempen; brothers, Roland Sudholt, Joe Sudholt, and Duane “Chub” Sudholt; sons-in-law, Alan Focht and Dallen Wright; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Philomena, nee Huelsmann, Kniepmann; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Louis Huels, Robert Raish, Leonard “Stix” Benhoff, Florence Sudholt, Owen Brendel, Orville Litteken, Clinton “Mick” Bellm, Francis Lechner, Edgar Liening, Mary and Alfred Hammer, Edward and Bea Kniepmann, and Joseph Kniepmann.
Surviving is his wife Rose, nee Kniepmann, Sudholt, whom he married February 9, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton; his children, Connie Focht of Trenton, Debbie Wright of Highland, Bonnie Carrillon of Highland, Bruce Sudholt and wife Amy of Valley Springs, CA, and Tammy Betancourt and husband Eli of Danville; 10 grandchildren, Tonya Runyon, Stacy Runyon and special friend Tony Helbrook, Janelle Kloos and husband Michael, Colin Hecht and special friend Catherine Byers, Kyle Sudholt and wife Jessie, Connor, Landon, and Levi Sudholt, Jenna and Haley Clark; 3 great-grandchildren, Kandas, Destiny, and Lauren; 3 step-grandchildren, John, Nathan, and Geneva Betancourt; sisters, Betty Huels of Carlyle and Lucille “Dolly” Raish of Bellville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don Hempen of Mokena, Dolores Sudholt of Evansville, IN, Rita Sudholt of Belleville, Pat Kniepmann of Lebanon, Sally Brendel of Troy, Ann Litteken of Breese, Martha Bellm of Highland, Bernadette Lechner of Trenton, Rita Liening of Breese, and Jane Niebur and husband Stan of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Chuck Tuttle officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
The Breese American Legion will hold services at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials in Bud’s honor may be made to Celtic Hospice or to the House of Manna Food Pantry and will be received at the church.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230