WWII veteran Joseph C. Budde died of COVID-19 on December 9, 2020 at the age of 96.
Joseph served in the Army Air Corps in WWII flying 35 missions in Europe, including the days leading up to D-Day, followed by another 60 missions in Asia. After the war, he got a degree in electrical engineering from St. Louis University and worked at Sverdrup and Parcel Engineers and Architects for the next 35 years while he and his wife raised their two children. Joseph and his late wife were longtime parishioners at Our Lady of Providence in Crestwood.
Joseph C. Budde is missed deeply by his children, grandchildren, extended family, friends, and everyone who was fortunate to know him.