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In Memory of

Walter Gene Pease

March 14, 1936 - February 29, 2012

Obituary


Walter G. "Bud" Pease passed away February 29, 2012 in his home, preparing for maple syrup season.
Bud was born at home on March 14, 1936 to L.D. Pease and Elizabeth G. Peterson and remained a life-long resident of Barnes, WI. He graduated from Drummond High School in 1953 where he excelled in sports. Bud's first employment was at the "Box Factory" in Drummond. A few years later he joined the town crew and worked for the Town of Barnes for 44 years. He became highly skilled at his work and donated hours to...

Walter G. "Bud" Pease passed away February 29, 2012 in his home, preparing for maple syrup season.
Bud was born at home on March 14, 1936 to L.D. Pease and Elizabeth G. Peterson and remained a life-long resident of Barnes, WI. He graduated from Drummond High School in 1953 where he excelled in sports. Bud's first employment was at the "Box Factory" in Drummond. A few years later he joined the town crew and worked for the Town of Barnes for 44 years. He became highly skilled at his work and donated hours to the construction of the running track at the high school. Bud's other service to the community included being a member of the Barnes Volunteer Fire Dept., a certified EMT for the volunteer ambulance service in Barnes, and a school board member for 10 years. In retirement Bud continued as sexton for the Barnes Cemetery for about 10 years.
Bud always loved the outdoors. He optimistically planted pine seedlings annually for many years, attempting to reforest his land. He enjoyed grouse hunting in Bonny's Camp, duck hunting on the Upper Eau Claire Lake, and deer hunting in the Ounce River Country. Bud was an avid big water trout fisherman and made annual trips to Lake Nipigon in Canada for many years beginning in the 60's with his fishing buddies and recently with his son. Not to forget seining for smelt in Lake Superior. Maple syrup processing was a part of Bud's entire life. His older step-brother Erv owned a "sugar bush" for collecting sap to make syrup and Bud and his brothers were a part of that. He and his brother Pete inherited the sugar bush and processed Pease Brothers Maple Syrup during the 80's and 90's. After Pete's passing Bud continued the syrup operation missing just one season recently.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Ahlgrimm Pease; his parents; brother, Peter; step-brother, Erwin Tesch; half-brothers, Franklin, Manford, Russell, Lucius, Victor and Edmond; and half-sisters, Blanche Friermood and Emily Davis.
Bud is survived by his children Debra (Richard) Rowe of Neenah, WI, Gene of Barnes, WI, Guy of Lakewood, CO, Lou Ann (Don) Free of Cable, WI, Terrance (Amy) of Stanley, WI and St. Stephen, MN; his grandchildren Dr. Jocelyn Rowe of Chicago, IL, Cort Rowe of Neenah, Bilal and Faith Draz, of Keller, TX, Samuel and Sean Free of Cable, and Emma Pease of St. Stephen; his brothers, David (Carol) of Barnes and Herbert (Arlene) of Newport, WA; brother-in-law Alan (Mary) Ahlgrimm of Athens, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
There are no plans for a funeral at this time. The family will have a memorial in the spring or summer.