Clyde “Bud” Willard

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Clyde “Bud” Willard, 91, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Jan. 11, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor.  

He was born May 6, 1924 in Bagley, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (French) Willard.  He married Nora Garnsworthy on Oct. 1, 1950.  Nora preceded Bud in death after 55 years of marriage on Oct. 12, 2005.  He farmed in Wyalusing Township and later worked at the Piggly Wiggly store in Prairie du Chien for over 30 years until his retirement.  Bud is survived by his daughter Colleen (Dan) Willard-Holt of Elmira, Ontario, Canada; his grandchildren Jason and Eric Holt along with his great grandchild Quinn Holt.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brothers, Burdette, Cecil and Don Willard; along with a sister Margaret Blackbourn.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Kyle Svennungsen officiating with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services. 

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