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Lawrence Charles Haumschild

March 14, 2018 GMT

BOSCOBEL -- Lawrence “Bud” Haumschild, 83, of Boscobel, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Wm. S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison surrounded by his loved ones.

Lawrence was born in Johnson Creek to Lawrence and Mary (Gericke) Haumschild on Sept. 21, 1934. He attended Johnson Creek High School. He was given the nickname “Bud” in his early days by his family. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 and served until 1954. Bud worked for the city of Lake Mills before moving to Boscobel.

Bud drove semi for many years. He and his wife Carma then bought the Good Times Bar in Boscobel, running it for about five years before getting back to his roots and into his dream occupation of farming. His last 20-plus years were spent farming. This is where his heart was, seeing the crops grow and all the wonders nature had to offer.

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Bud was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was fortunate enough to go fishing many times in Canada and once on a houseboat down the Mississippi River with a son, brother and nephew. He loved fishing the Mississippi River. In his early years he took the state trap shoot championship in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Bud was the American Legion commander in Boscobel for many years, and also was district commander. One of his favorite pastimes was going for rides around the hills of the greater Boscobel area, looking for wildlife and crop changes.

Bud is survived by children Larry (Kathy) Haumschild, Susie (David) Yandre, Patty (Doug) Bradt, Lori (Mitch) Mosher, Scott (Deborah) Haumschild, all of Lake Mills, and Maxine Elliot of Verona; four stepchildren, Larry (Marion) Schanke of Del City, Oklahoma, Bob (Loretta) Schanke of Green Forest, Arkansas, Bill (Mary) Schanke of Evansdale, Iowa, and Scott (Tracy White) Schanke of Dodgeville; siblings, Mary Revolinski of Edgerton, Donald (Linda) Haumschild of Fort Atkinson, Alice (Ed Foral) Ley of Oconto Falls and Robert (Arlene) Haumschild of Johnson Creek; and one brother-in-law, John Wunderlin of Janesville. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mary Haumschild; his wife, Carma Haumschild; sisters, Ann Lee, Ruth Quest, Irene Wunderlin and Delores Buske; and brother James Haumschild.

There will be a celebration of life held on Saturday, March 24, at Kim’s Silver Dollar in Boscobel starting at 12:30 p.m. There will be no funeral due to deceased’s request.

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