LeRoy “Bud” Berhow

LeRoy “Bud” Berhow, 83, of Kanawha passed away Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the Kanawha Coummunity Home following ill health.

Bud was born at home in Twin Lake Township Kanawha to Alvis and Tillie (Severson) Berhow on June 21, 1922.  He received his education in a rural school.  He entered the armed service on April 7, 1943 and landed in Europe April 18, 1944 participating in the invasion of France.  He served with Battery B, 777th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in General Patton’s 3rd Army as a half-track driver.  He fought in the Battle of the Buldge.  Bud was discharged on November 29, 1945 and received the Bronze Star and Silver Star.

On February 24, 1946, he was united in marriage to Lucille Chapman in Belmond.  Bud farmed for a while and then was employed by Hancock County Maintenance until retiring.  He was a life long member of the Goodell Legion Post.  Bud’s retirement was spent woodworking, bird watching, and hardly missing a day watching the wildlife migration at East and West Lake.  His greatest pleasure was spending time at the lakes with his grandchildren.  Bud enjoyed playing cribbage with his friends.

Bud is survived by his wife, Lucille; three daughters: Judy (Jim) Hegg of Shell Rock, Patsy (Kevin) Sanders of Fayetteville, Tennessee and Becky Ruter of Corwith; one son, Timothy (Nancy) Berhow of Corwith; seven grandchildren: Brain Hegg, Brent Hegg, Payton and Connor Sanders, and Calvin and Hayden Lang; four sisters: Ina Smith of Belmond, Ardith Michelson of Klemme, Orpha Trees of Riverside, California and Thelma Boller of San Luis Obispo, California; and one brother, Milo Berhow of Belmond.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved granddaughter, Angi Hegg Bronemann; beloved great-grandson, Jacob Lang; and four sisters: Delores, Viola, Marlys and Alva.



Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Kanawha Lutheran Church
124 West Fourth Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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