Obituary of Richard Albert Budden
Richard Albert Budden, 66, of Petersburg, passed peacefully on January 1, 2021, in his home surrounded by family after a battle with Lymphoma.
Visitation will be held from 8:45 – 10:45 am Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville where a Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11 am. Mass will be streamed via You Tube Live (link https://youtu.be/zmbOZo8pUIc), and via Facebook Live at Kramer Funeral Home’s Facebook Page. Masks are required; please adhere to social distancing practices. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate. Burial will be at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Petersburg. A public Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.
Rick was born March 13, 1954, the son of Albert and Julia (Hess) Budden. After graduating from Beckman High School, Rick dedicated his life to providing clean water to his community, continuing the work of his grandfather, father, and brother, passing the business on to his eldest son Toby Budden.
Rick married his beloved wife, Darla (Drees) in July 19, 1975. Together they celebrated 45 years of marriage and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Rick is survived by his wife Darla; children: Toby Budden of Colesburg, Katie (Corey) McAfee of Palo, Joseph (Callie) Budden of Ankeny, and Nick Budden of Chicago, IL; grandchildren: Maria Fernanda Martinez, Camila Budden, James & Beatrice McAfee, and Arden Budden; siblings Robert (Linda) Budden and Donald (Rachel) Budden, both of Petersburg and Rosemary (Richard) Reittinger of Dyersville; mother –in-law, Mary Ann Drees of Dyersville, in-laws: Dennis (Deb) Drees of Iowa City, Dan (Mary) Drees of Durango, Deb (Norb) McClimon of Dyersville, Darrell (Cheri) Drees of Petaluma, CA, Diane Drees of Dyersville, Dawn (Gary) Olberding of Dyersville and Delynn (Dave) Fangman of Asbury.
Rick is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, James Drees and his sister-in-law Marie Budden.
The family would like to thank all of the medical professionals who cared for Rick along the way.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com. Cards and condolences may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040-1816.
Visitation at Church
Mass of Christian Burial
Who We Are:
For five generations Kramer Funeral Home has had the privilege of serving Dyersville, Monticello, Holy Cross and the surrounding area with dedication and compassion. With more than 135 years of experience, we can use our extensive knowledge of the field of funeral service to provide quality support and guidance.
Kramer Funeral Home Dyersville
750 12th Ave SW.
Dyersville, IA 52040
(563) 875-7121 FAX (563) 875-7019
Kramer Funeral Home Monticello
700 Oak Street
Monticello, IA 52310
Kramer Funeral Home Holy Cross
5754 Maple Rd.
Holy Cross, IA 52052