Honoring the Legacy of Linda Budde
Linda Budde, the loving wife of Budde Enterprises founder, Bill Budde, passed away on June 5, 2015. Married to Bill since 1968, Linda helped shape the company and had a big impact on her family and the entire community.
Linda was born October 3, 1948, to Mildred and Cecil Egy. She graduated from Newton High School in 1966 and went on to attend Vernon’s Cosmetology School. Bill was a high school classmate and the two got reacquainted before marrying on April 7, 1968. Together they had three children: Michelle, Melinda and Carrie. Carrie is now the owner of Budde Enterprises.
Bill and Linda raised their family on the farm and Linda did everything from caring for hogs and delivering pigs and puppies to driving trucks and working right alongside Bill. Linda was a dedicated and loving mother, hand-sewing clothes and taking the girls to countless practices and games.
“As we all three became mothers, we soon had a new appreciation for our mother,” said daughter Carrie Budde. “No matter what you did, you could always come home. She was very accepting of everyone. We had no idea what sacrifices she had made for us until now when we are mothers raising our families.”
Linda was known for volunteering with the 4-H and FFA clubs and for several other school and community events. She was famous for her cooking— especially pork chops! This passion led into her own catering business, which brought her great joy. Perhaps Linda’s greatest joy was her grandchildren, with whom she spent time snuggling, building Legos, bird watching and playing cards.
“One of my fondest memories is moving the kitchen table to the side of the dining room and roller skating through the kitchen and dining room,” said granddaughter Erin Mosiman. The other grandchildren also have favorite memories, most of them centered around delicious food and happy time spent interacting with their grandmother.
Linda was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and business-owner. Here at Budde Enterprises, we will strive to honor Linda’s legacy each day going forward.