Sublimity- Formerly of
Grants Pass, Bud Mediger passed away on Sunday afternoon at
Marian Estates. Bud was born on March 5, 1919 in Huron, South
Dakota to John and Blanche (Ingle) Mediger. After high school,
he joined the Army in February 1941 and fought during WWII with
Company B of the 109th Engineers Battalion (Combat) with the
34th Infantry Division nicknamed the “Red Bull Division.” He
was stationed in Africa and Italy during the war and was
honorably discharged in August of 1945.
Bud met Mary E. Marah
and the two were married in June of 1944 in Monticello,
Minnesota- they had just celebrated their 65th wedding
anniversary. Bud worked primarily in the lumber industry for
most of his life, working for both Bates Plywood and Southern
Oregon Plywood. Bud and Mary moved to Stayton in 2005 coming
from Grants Pass. During
retirement, Bud loved to fish, camp, dance and play pool.
He was a member of the F.O.E. in Grants Pass and the
V.F.W. in Rogue River.
his wife Mary of Sublimity; sons, Gary Mediger of Prairie City,
OR, Jim Mediger of Keizer, Oregon, and daughter, Susan Hodges of
Grants Pass, Oregon; sister, Defane DeWolf of Spokane,
Washington; brother, Melvin Mediger of Sioux Falls, South
Dakota; nine grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also
survive. Bud was preceded in death by his son, Robert Mediger.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2009 at St.
Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. Interment will take place
at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Arrangements are by
Weddle Funeral Service.