Harry J. 'Bud' Guild


MERCER, Wis. - Harry J. "Bud" Guild, 83, of West County J, Mercer died peacefully Sunday evening, Oct. 27, 2013, at home.

He was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Harvey, Ill., son of the late Harry F. and Lucille (O'Brien) Guild. Bud attended Thornton Township schools and graduated from the Thornton High School with the class of 1947.

He served in the U.S. Army from July 1, 1947, until May 27, 1949, with the 208th Military Police Company at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Bud was employed as an over-the-road truck driver for many years until retirement. He received many awards, including a 2 million accident-free miles award. In Markham, Ill., he was a member of the Knight of Columbus affiliated with St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church. Locally in Mercer, he was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church. Bud enjoyed fishing and golf.

He will truly be missed.

On Feb. 3, 1951, he was married to the former Audrey Sullivan in Chicago at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She survives.

Also surviving are children, Kelly (Joe) Kohegyi and Jim (Sue) Guild, both of Mercer, and Todd (Tracy) Guild, Audrey (Tom) Hunninghake and Timothy (Ellen) Guild, all of Stillwater, Minn .; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gladys "Bubbles" (John) Bielefeldt, of Demotte, Ind. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives survive.

Besides his parents, Bud was preceded in death by a brother, James "Jim" Guild; and sisters, Jean Guild, Delores Heniff and Marion Hon.

Private services were held.

Burial will be in the Mercer Cemetery.

Range Funeral Service and Crematory of Hurley has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.


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