Budd W. Henderscheid, 89, of Ft. Clark, ND, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2014 while visiting his son's family in Patuxent River, MD.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 9 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Center. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service and a private family burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Budd was born at home in Center, ND on May 31, 1924, the son of Samuel Sr. and Maude (Taylor) Henderscheid. He attended school in Center and worked for the CCC Camp in 1939. Budd enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served from March 1943 to October 1945 in the south Pacific with MAG 45 on Peleliu and New Caledonia. Returning home, he farmed for many years south of Center and near Ft. Clark. He received his commercial pilot license and was an aerial applicator/crop duster for 22 years. Additionally, he played many styles of music, both for pleasure and for hire, nearly all his life. Budd loved reading history and debating politics. He will be missed for his strong will, quiet faith, generous heart, and love of music.
Blessed to have shared his life is his wife of 41 years, Alice (Axtmann); his children, Monte (Virginia) Henderscheid, Salt Lake City, UT, Renee (Jesse) Hagen, Bismarck, Nita (David) Gilbert, Madera, CA; Dan Henderscheid, Wheatland, WY, Teresa (Doug) Diamond, Woodland Park, CO, and Edward (Jennifer) Henderscheid, Patuxent River, MD; son-in-law, Walter Hertik, Saratoga Springs, NY, 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Carole Jensen, Johnson City, TX.
Budd was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley (Cleveland); son, Lee; daughter, Candace Hertik; his parents; two brothers, Sam and Warren; and six sisters, Ruth Biglow, Naomi Smythe, Marion “Molly” Monahan, Greta Ward, Enid Bargmann, and Harriet Miller.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the ND Veterans Cemetery.