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Eugene “Bud” Albert Mediger
March 5, 1919-August 30, 2009

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.

Survivor’s include 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.

 

 


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