Harold “Bud” Sedgwick, age 91, of Brodhead, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Janesville, WI. He was born on Sept. 24, 1928 in Leadmine, WI, the son of Russel and Edith (Cook) Sedgwick-Wickler. He married Helen (Hafen) Hofmeister on March 12, 1966 in Rockton, IL
Bud graduated from Shullsburg High School and attended the U.W. Platteville. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Bud had worked for the Monroe Chickeries and then Cargill, receiving the ‘President’s Award,’ traveling to various destinations across the U.S. He retired in 1991. He then continued working for the D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home, Brodhead. Bud maintained lawns for several individuals as well as the West Luther Valley Cemetery. He had played slow-pitch and bowled for many years. Bud was very active on the Bethany Church Council, serving as president for many years as well as the West Luther Valley Cemetery Board and the Spring Valley Township Zoning Committee. Bud was an avid fan of the Badgers, Brewers, Packers, and especially enjoyed following his grandchildren in the sports they participated in.
Bud is survived by his wife Helen of 53 years; daughters, Lori (David) Neitzel, Jefferson, WI, Sandra (Paul) Reavis, Rockford, IL, Debra Hofmeister, Brodhead; and a brother Howard (Elaine) Wickler, Dubuque, IA. He is further survived by the pride and joy of his life, his grandchildren, Rachael and Evan Neitzel.
Funeral services and visitation were held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Brodhead, with Rev. Richard Thickpenny officiating. Burial will be in West Luther Valley Cemetery. The D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home, Brodhead, WI, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com