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In Memory of

Elmer Thomas Budzisz

July 24, 1927 - June 18, 2011

Obituary


Elmer Thomas Budzisz, age 83, died on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Ashland Memorial Medical Center.
Elmer Budzisz was born on July 24, 1927 in Milwaukee, WI, to Michael and Angeline (Musha) Budzisz. In 1945, he entered the Army and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky during WWII. In 1947, Elmer moved back to Milwaukee where he worked at Allis Chalmers as a machinist. On September 1, 1951 Elmer was united in marriage to Bernice L. Kleman in Jackson, WI. They made their home in Milwaukee until 1953 when they moved to Waukesha,...

Elmer Thomas Budzisz, age 83, died on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Ashland Memorial Medical Center.
Elmer Budzisz was born on July 24, 1927 in Milwaukee, WI, to Michael and Angeline (Musha) Budzisz. In 1945, he entered the Army and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky during WWII. In 1947, Elmer moved back to Milwaukee where he worked at Allis Chalmers as a machinist. On September 1, 1951 Elmer was united in marriage to Bernice L. Kleman in Jackson, WI. They made their home in Milwaukee until 1953 when they moved to Waukesha, WI, where Elmer worked for National Advertising as a billboard installer. In 1957 they moved to Cable, WI, where they purchased the Ski Lark Motel, which was located by the Namakagon River and County Road M. Elmer and Bernice operated that motel until 1961, when they purchased the Hemlock Circle Resort on Lake Namakagon, which they ran for 41 years.
Elmer was a skilled carpenter and property caretaker who could build or fix anything, who was described by others as someone who truly represented the "Spirit of the North Country". Elmer was involved in the early stages of the Lake Namakagon Snowmobile Club and the Namakagon Fire Department. He was also a member of the Great Divide Chamber of Commerce for many years. Elmer enjoyed fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling, but he had a special place in his heart for fishing on Lake Superior by boat or ice. He was a dedicated husband, father, and businessman who enjoyed living and being involved in the Lake Namakagon area.
Elmer is survived by his wife Bernice of Cable, WI; sons Brad Lee (Susan Trankel) Budzisz of Cable, WI, and Jeffrey (Deb) Budzisz of Bloomington, MN; and numerous friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harry and Erv, and sister Alice.
A time of gathering with family and friends will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home in Hayward.