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Paul "Bud" Auer
Paul "Bud" Auer, age 70, of Winneconne, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, with his family by his side, after a 3-year battle with cancer. He was born December 7, 1938 in San Diego, California to the late Paul and Mary (Wells) Auer. Bud was a graduate of the University of Missouri where he played football. For 35 years he worked for American Can until retirement. Bud was very involved in the Wisconsin All Terrain Vehicle Association (WATVA) working as a trail ambassador and a safety instructor. He was an active member of Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church where he served as an usher. In his younger years Bud was a bull rider, he loved flying as an amateur pilot, and he truly enjoyed the outdoors, bicycling and photography.
Bud is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Hallie and Terry Schmidt, of Winneconne; one granddaughter, Holly Schmidt and her fiancé Derek Smet, of Neshkoro; a cousin, David (Alice) Wells, of Arizona; and many close friends and neighbors.
A Funeral Service for Bud will be held on Friday, July 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 6090 Harbour South, Winneconne, with Pastor Phil Bogen officiating. Burial will be in the Winneconne Cemetery. A Visitation will be on Thursday, July 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, and will continue on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Paul's name have been established for the American Cancer Society and WATVA.
Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St. P.O. Box 250
Winneconne, WI 54986
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Marge Sell wrote on July 4, 2009
Bud was a great mentor and friend for the past 25 years. He always had a great story whether it involved people we worked with or his many experiences in life. He was great at picking people up when they were down and always seeing the positive in things. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but the memories of him will continue every day. Enjoy your ride in heaven my friend!
Jenny Weinaug wrote on July 2, 2009
I worked with Bud for many years and will always remember his 'happy go lucky' spirit. He always had a kind word and was willing to lend a hand whenever and where ever needed! We had many a fun time golfing together; just joking around, laughing, and being silly! My condolences to the family. Bud will be truly missed by all who knew him!
Bill Bestle & Alexandra Bestle wrote on July 1, 2009
Will always remember taking Alex to class for her safty training. He made it fun educational keeping the kids involved. The ATV world is missing a great one. Will ride on with you in our hearts.
Alex Zielinski wrote on July 1, 2009
I met Paul last year in Appleton and found him to be such an interesting person because of his many experiences. Since then, we have communicated through email. I am saddened by his death. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
Spence & Judy Mc Elroy wrote on June 29, 2009
Our day will come when we can be together again ATVing in the Heaven above. It was sure nice to have worked and played with you and have many fond memories of our past enjoying what we do. Happy Trails to you Friend and we look forward to when this time will happen again. S&J