Vernon "Bud" LeRoy Nundahl, 87, of Perham, MN passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Prairie Knoll at Perham Living.
Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2015, at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham. Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial and military honors will be made at St. Henry's Catholic Church Cemetery.
Bud was born October 29, 1928 in Madelia, MN to Sadie (Green) and Bernie Nundahl Sr. He lived in Minneapolis until 1945 when his family moved to Perham. Bud served in the United States Navy, with an Honorable Discharge. Bud in partnership with his brother Bernie Jr. took over ownership of their father's business Nundahl Oil Company in Perham.
June 24, 1950 Bud married Cecilia "Ceil" Jaroszewski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dent, MN. Together they raised six children: Cindy, Debbie, Randy, Scott, Joe and Darby.
Bud retired from the U.S. Post Office serving in Perham and Detroit Lakes, in 1990. After retiring Bud and Ceil wintered in Las Vegas working as security guards. Bud was an active civic member in the Perham community serving over 25 years as a volunteer on the Perham Fire Department and Rescue Squad; member of the Chamber of Commerce; served 14 years on the Perham City Council; served at a time as Deputy Mayor; first president of Rotary in 1960 and achieved perfect attendance for 20 years; member and former Post Commander of Perham VFW Post 4020; and member of Knights of Columbus.
Bud's hobbies involved collecting "stuff" – cards, coins, stamps, hats, chips, old memorabilia and restoring antique cars. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, golfing, growing flowers, tomatoes and having family together for a picnic at the lake or in Bud and Ceil's beautiful backyard. Bud loved to play cards with family and friends.
Bud is survived by his six children: Cindy (Brian) Busch, Burnsville, MN, Debbie (Tom) Moll, Oak Grove, MN, Randy (Fern) Nundahl, Perham, Scott (Susie) Nundahl, Aldrich, MN, Joe Nundahl, Verndale, MN and Darby (Cally) Nundahl, Frazee, MN; his 16 grandchildren, David, Mark, Jill, Amy, Jeni, Jason, Kelli, Shari, Traci, Carli, Chantelle, Levi, Tyson, Luke, Tucker Bud and CallaBelle; 10 great-grandchildren; his brother, Bernie Nundahl Jr., Perham; and his sister, LaVonne Morris, Sedalia, MO.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents –father, Bernie in 1953 and mother, Sadie in June of 2012 and; his wife, Ceil in June 2009; and his brother, Dennis.