Henry Bud Wilcox
June 16, 1923 - January 26, 2020
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21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Friday 1/31, 1:00 pm
Pinelawn Memorial Park
10700 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222

If desired, the family asks for his friends to honor Bud’s memory with a contribution to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight or a charity that supports veterans. Please visit their website: starsandstripeshonorflight.org

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Henry (Bud) Wilcox got the party started in heaven on January 26, 2020 at 96 ½.  A native of Iron Mountain, MI, Bud was one of four brothers that served in World War II.  Bud served in the Navy as a seaman 1st Class guarding merchant ships in the Atlantic and had three ships he…

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Marcia Wheeler left a message on March 1, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, may God keep you all close in heart, a friend always Marcia Wheeler
Sharon Hennessee left a message on February 1, 2020:
Dearest family, who of us will have touched as many lives as Bud? He was "one of a kind" and will always have a place in my heart. I didn't have a Grandpa in my life but I had one with Bud and Millard. They watched over me and always made me laugh with their stories or antics. Until we meet again, Thank you for being in my life, I love you, Bud.
Bob and Lois Moore, and Elaine Krzeminski left a message on January 29, 2020:
We first met Bud when we set up Elaine K. in McKinley Place Assisted Living in Cedarburg, WI in 2017. His room was across the hallway from hers. He was very helpful in making her (and us) feel comfortable. We saw him nearly every time we visited over the last two and half years. He was a regular at the bingo sessions, and we got a charge out of his "feedback" at those games. On our visits, he often called us over to his table at dinner time to discuss all manner of things. It was always great to see him. He was especially proud of his military service. Bud and his age group were rightly called the Greatest Generation. McKinley Place will not be the same without him. We will miss him so much, and our prayers will be with him and his family
Joan Fitzgibbon left a message on January 29, 2020:
Uncle Bud was a huge part of my life growing up in Iron Mountain. He and Dad were life long friends/cousins. Bud and Sweet June would come up to IM for visits and it was always a blast. He was the sweetest, funniest guy. There was a special place in his heart for me and my twin, Jean. While doing the polka with Uncle Bud at my wedding reception, I broke my sandal. He quickly found a stapler to fix it so we could keep dancing. We’ve kept in touch throughout the years. He called and checked on Dad every few months. Dad passed on October 20th. So I envision them cracking jokes and making each other laugh in heaven.
Jim and Michelle Bittick left a message on January 28, 2020:
What an amazing tribute to Bud! We were fortunate to visit with him on many visits to Princeton, WI through our friends, John and Katie Gende. Bud was quite a character who we enjoyed great conversation with and thought the world of. Our hearts go out to Bud's family and his many friends, new and old. We were fortunate to have our journeys cross. We're sure he is starting a great party in Heaven! Rest in Peace, Sir.
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Kris Walker left a message on January 28, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wilcox family. I can’t even begin to tell you all the fun, special times we all had together! The stories from Bud, Millard and all the boys at the VFW were...priceless! They taught my kids more than any text book could. Bud was another grandpa to all of my children, and loved to give each quarters whenever he saw them. He will be missed, but I can just imagine the party heaven is having! Thinking of you all with much love!
Dennis Filkins left a message on January 28, 2020:
So sad to hear about the passing of a true friend. He was my neighbor for twelve years. I made soup for Bud and he was always checking on Punky Frost to make sure she was okay. Sy Frost a WWII vet passed and Bud stepped up like he always did. I called him the week before he passed to send some news about his buddy Shag and got no answer. I should have guessed something was wrong, but with Bud I thought he would last forever. Sandy and I will miss him and he will be in my prayers to the end of my days. He was special.
Scott & Vicki Wichlacz left a message on January 28, 2020:
To the Family of Bud - Our names are Scott and Vicki Wichlacz. We were fortunate to be Guardians for Bud and his friend, Ed Collins, on the Old Glory Honor Flight, to Washington DC, a few years ago. This was definitely a life changing event for us. My husband and I have traveled to many places around the world. Often times, people ask us what our favorite or best trip was. I tell them, “Believe it or not, it was taking two WWII vets to Washington DC”. I didn’t know that I could fall in love with an older man until I met Bud. He had so much energy and enthusiasm for a guy of his age. We laughed so much and we had the greatest time. He had little patience and always wanted to see and do more, which fit my personality as well. I told Bud not to worry, as my husband and I are “see and do” people and he would definitely get to see everything. At the time of our trip, Bud was still capable of walking, but we put him in a wheelchair so he wouldn’t get tired and as promised he saw everything! He was like taking a puppy to the park. It didn’t matter if you were young or old, Bud wanted to talk with you. The local news channel even interviewed him upon our return to the Appleton airport. Over the years I kept in contact with Bud. Several times Bud would leave messages on my answering machine when I was at work. I saved those messages and would replay them when I was having a stressful day, because they always made me smile when I heard his little laugh. Bud lead a full life! After all, how many guys escaped death as many times as Bud did? He truly loved his family and everyone around him. He once told me that he missed his wonderful wife so much that he would have conversations with her and his doctor told him that was okay. I would refer to Bud as, “My Favorite Veteran”. In closing, I would like to say, “My favorite Veteran, I will miss you and NEVER forget YOU!!!” Thank You.
Dan Kopshinsky left a message on January 28, 2020:
I only had one opportunity to meet and talk with Bud when I visited him a few years ago with Joe Pieper. In that short visit I sensed the true free spirit and quality person Bud was. He shared stories from his past from the war and those stories have remained with me since that time. I have always been attracted by unique individuals and I could sense Bud was of that makeup, great sense of humor and the like. May you Rest In Peace Bud and thank you for the service to our Country!
Althea Price left a message on January 28, 2020:
Wilcox Family-We are sorry for your loss. I’m certain he will be missed as he had the ability to brighten up any party & make us laugh. Our condolences. Perry & Althea Price
Andy Martorano left a message on January 28, 2020:
Rest In Peace Bud and thank you for your service
JUNE CONNOR left a message on January 28, 2020:
So Sorry to here this...I thought about him the other day and he made me smile. He was a True Friend to Dad and Mom and I loved him for it. Now they can all play cards in heaven together.
Jessica Mlodzik left a message on January 28, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Bud was my neighbor for 7 years in Princeton. He was a wonderful man. My 2 girls loved him. He would always ask me how they were when I would see him out and about in the community. He has been missed since his move and will be remembered fondly by many in this little town. I'm glad I got to know him.
Mark Norville left a message on January 27, 2020:
God bless your family during this difficult time. Bud was a great man and will be missed.
Mark Norville left a message on January 27, 2020:
God bless bless you and your family during this difficult time. Bud was a great man and will be missed.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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