Edgerton/Brodhead, WI  – Richard “Bud” Josephson, age 89, passed away on September 8, 2023 while at his home in Edgerton.

Richard was born on April 12, 1934 in Montgomery County, Iowa, the son of Harold and Pearl (Snygg) Josephson.  He married Joyce Gass on July 25, 1957 in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Richard retired after 21 years in the US Navy on November 1, 1972.  He later worked for the Shenandoah Hospital, Beloit Clinic for 20 years and Johnsonville Meats.  Richard was a member of the Orfordville American Legion and past Commander of the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88 in Iowa.  Richard was an Iowa Hawkeyes, Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed golfing and traveling over the years with his wife, Joyce.

Richard is survived by his wife, Joyce; 3 children, Debra (Jeff) Thompson, Rick (Lisa) Josephson and Stan (Vicki) Josephson; 8 grandchildren, Charlene Thompson (Brandon), Samantha (Brandon) White, Marie (Mike) Wyman, Sara Hollis (Mike), Toni Josephson, Elaina Josephson, Patrick Josephson (Polly) and Stefanie (Jake) Hemenway; 9 great grandchildren; a brother, Gary  (Connie) Josephson and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Amanda Thompson and two brothers, Robert and Kenneth Josephson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family in his memory.

A memorial visitation will be held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Cremation rites will be accorded at a later date.