Edward “Bud” Reiber

Edward “Bud” Reiber

Edward “Bud” Reiber

Edward “Bud” Reiber, age 93, 2230 11th Avenue, Adams, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Bud was born on March 10, 1924 in Oakdale, Wisconsin to Louie and Louise Reiber. When he was a young boy the family moved by horse drawn sleigh to rural Adams within a few miles of his present home where he has resided for 68 years.

He enlisted in the Army in 1943 where he served in Africa and Italy during WWII. He was discharged in 1946. In 1949, he married Celia Page of Adams. They had three children, a son Phil and two daughters, Gail and Judy.

Bud worked for Harley Davidson, Nash Kelvinator Corp., Badger Ordinance Ammunition Plant and spent the majority of his working years as a Maintenance Supervisor for the Adams Friendship School District. In addition to his full-time employment, he spent endless hours raising beef cattle on his 160-acre farm which was his true passion.

He was well known in the tractor world for his expansive collection of Ford tractors.

Locally he served the people of Adams Township for 36 years as Supervisor 1.

Time permitting on “Reiber’s No Rest Acres” Bud also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Bud is survived by his wife Celia of 68 years and his children Phil of Adams, Gail of Ripon and Judy (Randy) Loring of West Virginia. Also, granddaughters Ashley, Carie and Kami; and great grandson, Colton. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law and friends that were there for him.

Immediate family that preceded him in death were his parents, brother Raymond and sisters Adeline, Shirley and Dorothy.

A celebration of Bud’s life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. John K. Stake will officiate. Visitation time will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.
Please join us as we share memories and enjoy social time together. Immediately following the visitation Bud will be laid to rest with military honors at Easton Cemetery.

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  1. Kathy Williams says:

    Phil, Gail & Judy My sincere sympathy for the passing of your Dad. God Bless all of you during your time of sorrow.

  2. Karen Murphy (Rank) says:

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers to all of you

  3. Dana and Charlie Johnson says:

    Judy and family,
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  4. Tony wittig says:

    Bud will be missed by many!!!! I’ll surely miss the many stories he had to tell, from 93 years of changes in life, military , working at Harley, farming…..

  5. Tony wittig says:

    He will be missed by many! I’ll surely miss the many stories he had to tell during the many visits… Such a great friend!!! Rest In Peace…

  6. BJ Nachreiner says:

    Celia, Phil, Gail and Judy,
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Reiber. He was such a nice man and I remember seeing him all over the halls of AF High. My sincere sympathy to all of you in your loss of husband/father. God Bless.

  7. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  8. Tim and Myrna Diemert and families says:

    Phil, Gail, and Judy, So sorry for the loss of your father.

  9. Bill & Shirley Wittig says:

    A very dear man, wonderful neighbor on 11th ave. Remembering when he and Celia stopped in to tell us about our property years ago. He will be missed by many, R.I.P. Bud

  10. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of you! I remember Mr. Reiber when he worked at Adams Grade School!! He was always so kind!!
    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  11. Tiffany Cavanaugh says:

    So sorry for your loss. Was a great man. I loved talking to him when I worked at McDonalds.

  12. Evelyn(York) & Larry Johnston says:

    Am so sorry for your loss.

  13. Jerry and Tony Gavinski says:

    Our sympathies to the Reiber family. The year I worked as a weekend caregiver for Bud was quite a lesson. We would talk for hours and I learned about Adams Co. Thru him. My husband Tony also enjoyed talking with him. We had just moved to this area from Jefferson at the time.

  14. Allen J Baumgartner Sr says:

    Phil and family, sorry for your loss .

  15. Jamie Holsten says:

    He will for sure be missed. He was the funniest guy.

  16. Bob Bowser says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers for the family

  17. Peg & Loren Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss

  18. Andrea Gerloff says:

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.. he will be missed. He was definitely a regular and will be missed at McDonald’s.

  19. Don and Karen Rathke Hartwig says:

    Deepest Sympathy to the family. Prayers

  20. Sally Winchester says:

    Celia, Phil, Gail, Judy, and the many more family and friends…..Sorry for your loss. Uncle Bud lived a good long 93 years. Hugs and thoughts are with you during this sad time. RIP UNCLE BUD!!!

  21. Jimmy Y says:

    Condolences to the Reiber family! RIP Bud!!!

  22. Nancy (Renner) Turner says:

    Phil, Gail, and Judy, My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you peace. May you find comfort in your memories of your dad.

  23. Michael and Barbara Lowe says:

    Sorry to here of Bud’s passing. I worked with him one summer at AF High (summer job in ’64). I liked and remembered his favorite saying when a task went well “Just like downtown”.

  24. Bev Ward says:

    Bud’s Family – So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Bud.

  25. Theresa Dolata says:

    Sorry for your loss. May many memories fill your hearts now and as you continue to grieve.

  26. Tina Pradun says:

    So sorry for your loss

  27. Mary calaway says:

    Sorry for your loss

  28. Penny Sellhausen says:

    So sorry for your families loss