HUNTLEY – Vernon J. "Bud" Ewert, 98, a lifelong resident of Huntley, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. |
He was born May 7, 1914, in Huntley, the son of Charles and Margaret (Miller) Ewert.
In his early years, he farmed in the area. He was a 1933 graduate of Huntley High School. Bud was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II.
On Nov. 13, 1943, he married Catherine Lohneis at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley.
Bud was employed for 23 years at Union Special. He was a lifelong, devoted member to St. Mary Catholic Church, where he was very active in earlier years. He was a longtime member of the Huntley American Legion. Bud loved sports and especially attending his children's and grandchildren's events.
He is survived by his loving children, twins Mark Ewert of Westminster, Colo., and Mary (Don) Argall of Union; his cherished grandchildren, Nathaniel Ewert, Bethany (Josh) Truck, Molly (Jon) Schwartz, Andrew Argall and Specialist Thomas Argall; and great-grandchildren, Jaida and Alli Truck, Araya Ewert, and Peyton and Sophia Schwartz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Catherine, on Dec. 7, 2008; a son, Andrew John Ewert; four brothers, Clarence, Alfred, Floyd and Ted Ewert; and three sisters, Anna Gannon, Lola Ewert and Marie Duy.
The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, with a rosary at 2:45 p.m. and a wake service at 7:45 p.m. at James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley, and will continue at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday with prayers at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Huntley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be directed to
or the Wounded Warrior Project.
The James A. O'Connor Funeral Home in Huntley is assisting the family. For information, call 847-669-5111 or visit the website at www.jamesaoconnorfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 10, 2013