Earl “Bud” Buchanan

Earl “Bud” Buchanan, 88, of Britt passed away Monday, May 1, 2006, at Westview Care Center in Britt.

Bud, the son of John and Daisy (Becker) Buchanan, was born February 4, 1918, in Webster, South Dakota.  In 1921, Bud moved with his family to Moscow, Minnesota where he was raised on a farm along with eight siblings.  Bud attended grade school in Moscow and high school in Austin, Minnesota.

Bud enjoyed working the land and was employed in several related occupations.  In 1953, he was an attendant at a golf course in Whapeton, North Dakota before moving to Kanawha, Iowa in 1956.  While in Kanawha he was employed by Clarence Anderson as a farm hand.  He had his own set up there, house he made into his home and raised a lot of hogs, which he kept perfect records of when they were born and passed.  In 1975, Bud moved to Britt where he worked for Marting Manufacturing until he retired in 1980.  Bud remained in his home until July of 2001 when he moved to an apartment in Britt.

Bud was known as the banana man as on his trips to the store he brought bananas back for Mae and the other Tenants, which in turn brought him banana bread.  Bud enjoyed his apartment until due to ill health he was unable to stay in his home.  He became a resident of Westview Care Center in March of 2006.

Bud was baptized and later confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota.

Bud is survived by three brothers: Duane (Violet) Buchanan of Oakland, Minnesota, John (Jeanette) Buchanan of Springdale, Arkansas, Neil (Marcy) Buchanan of Rogers, Arkansas; foster sister, Bonnie (Warren) Lenz of Rochester, Minnesota; special niece, Sally (Burton) Magnuson of Austin, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

To greet Bud in Heaven were his parents, three sisters and two brothers.



Date: Thursday, May 4, 2006
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Chapel – Britt
178 Center Street West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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