THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gerald Bud Stewart, 70, of Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25 at his home after a short battle with cancer.
Born April 29, 1943, in Oconto, to Alfred and Henrietta (Hanson) Stewart, he attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School and graduated from Oconto High School in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in February of 1962 and after basic training was stationed in Ramstein, Germany until 1965. He spent the remainder of his Air Force career at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. He married Patricia Holt on Aug. 13, 1966 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Abrams and they were married for 47 years. He drove for Cruiser Boats, worked for Foster Construction, Snap-On Tools and Schneider Transport where he was an overhaul mechanic and satellite installer for 33 years.
He loved hunting and going deer hunting at the cabin for 49 years. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing with his grandsons, pool parties with his family and friends and traveling with his wife. They intended to return to Scotland someday.
He is survived by his wife, Pat; daughters, Tina LaCourt, Tracy Stewart, and Tonya (Dean) Peotter; five grandchildren; a sister, June Carriveau, Oconto; three brothers, Roger (Carol) Stewart and Jon (Carol) Stewart, Oconto and Bill (Bonnie) Stewart, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Barb Rosenfeldt, Appleton and Linda Holt, Oconto; a brother-in-law, James Wilde and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Doug Stewart; two sisters, Joan Stewart and Glenore Wilde; a brother-in-law, Jim Carriveau and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bob and Evelyn Holt.
Friends called at Blaney Funeral Home in Green Bay from 1 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1. A memorial fund has been established in his name.
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