Henry Bud Schaffer

December 26, 1926


April 10, 2021

Henry Bud Schaffer

December 26, 1926


April 10, 2021

On a cold snowy Sunday, Dec. 26, 1926, in Jamestown, North Dakota, Henry Bud Schaffer was born. Bud was brought home to Carrington, North Dakota, where he was raised along with his older brothers John and Ed. Bud also had an older sister, Alice. Bud was the fourth child born to Jacob Miles Schaffer (B. 1896 – D. 1983) and Christina Hoffman Schaffer (B.1897 – D. 1973). Alice had a son, Richard, who was raised by his grandparents, Jacob and Christina. Bud thought the world of his nephew Dick.

When Bud was young, his family moved to Billings, where he attended North Park Elementary School. The family lived in Billings for a short time and returned to Carrington.

Bud joined the Navy in November of 1944 and was honorably discharged in April of 1946. Bud served his time aboard the USS Missouri in the South Pacific on the Island of Guam. Bud was extremely proud of his military service.

After Bud was discharged from the Navy he returned to Carrington, eventually moving to Billings. Bud’s brother Ed lived in Billings and worked for the telephone company. Ed introduced Bud to the beautiful telephone operator who became his loving wife of 57 years. Our dad and mom had their first date and within a few weeks, on Valentine’s day, Dad proposed to Mom. They were married 13 days later, on Feb. 27, 1954. Dad and Mom enjoyed working in their yard with their garden and flowers.

In Bud’s early years. he worked at the Billings Dairy, eventually became a painting contractor. He then passed the painting trade on to some of his grandchildren.

Bud and Faye Ann had three daughters, Ann, Jodi and Kristi. They had 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service celebration will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Aspen View Retirement Community, followed by a Military Honors ceremony at 12:30 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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13 thoughts on “Henry Bud Schaffer”

  1. May u rip my sunshine i will always remeber r funtimes at the view. U r loved & wil b missd very much.luvs u & mis u.

  2. Bud was a good man, a loving husband and father. I remember how he pleased these women of his life with frequent shopping trips to Aileen’s. He loved seeing them well dressed and happy.

  3. Bud was a great guy and a great neighbor to my parents. I am so certain that he and Fay are reunited in heaven. They are probably gettng coffee w my dad, and waiting for mom. Ann, Jody and Kris—you are in my thoughts as you grieve your dad. He was someone to be proud of and I hope your memories will be the blessing you need to sustain you.

    Kathy Timm

  4. Dear Kristi, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Take care, Tom Ferro

  5. Kris, all of us here in the ER at St. V’s are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Bud was a good man and an extraordinary patient, always upbeat and had a heart of gold. (just like you!) May God bless you and comfort you during this most difficult time.

  6. Laurie McConnell

    Kris .. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. I didn’t know your dad, but I can see that he had all the attributes of that great generation. It’s a blessing that he lived a long and full life. My condolences to all. He’ll obviously be missed and remembered well.

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