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In Memory of Aldon 'Bud' Forsythe

Memorial Service

6:00 pm
Thursday August 12, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday August 12, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Aldon ‘Bud’ Forsythe, age 83 of Hudson died August 7th 2021 at the Hudson Hospital. Bud was born on May 1st, 1938 in Baldwin, Wisconsin; the son of Sherman and Minnie (Sittlow) Forsythe. He was raised in Baldwin where he graduated from high school in the class of 57’. He enlisted in the armed forces and proudly served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. During these years, he met and was married to his soul mate, Janice Riedel. The two were married at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas. Bud worked for a short time for Norlake before accepting a position at 3M Manufacturing where he retired after 36 years of devoted service.

Bud was a simple man with a heart of gold. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. This mentality also was the driving force behind his twenty faithful years on the Hudson Fire Department. Over his life, deer hunting with family, bowling with the guys, trout fishing, or snowmobiling created fun memories. He liked to try his hand at puzzles or Bingo. In fact, he loved taking a drive to see if it was his lucky day playing Bingo at area casinos.  His greatest love came from watching his grandsons at their sporting or school events. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren.

Bud will leave to mourn his life; his wife and best friend Janice; children Thomas (Kristin) Forsythe, Kathleen (Ron) Raymond, Debra (Tim) Czech; grandchildren Aaron Forsythe, Jacob Forsythe, Luke Raymond, Ben Raymond, Tyler Czech; siblings Shirley Strobush, LeRoy Forsythe, Mary Gatzke, Judy Shafer; sister-in-law Carol Forsythe; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings Eulaine (Ray) Brathol, Wallace Forsythe, Roland (Donna) Forsythe, Milton ‘Chub’ (Dottie) Forsythe, Philip Forsythe, Audrey (Ed) Rumpza; brothers-in-law Don Strobush, Leroy ‘Butch’ Shafer.

A memorial service for Aldon ‘Bud’ Forsythe will be 6PM, Thursday August 12th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Friends and family may gather from 4pm to 6pm prior to the service at O’Connell’s. Burial will be in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Memorial preferred to the discretion of the family.

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    • Janice and Family,

      We are so sorry to hear about Bud’s passing. We are thinking of all of you at this time. 🙏🙏🙏

    • Tom and Family,
      So very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our prayers and thoughts in the days ahead.
      Your RDI Friends