Alfred "Bud" Affeldt, Jr

  • Born: March 1, 1932
  • Died: January 8, 2019
  • Location: Town of Calamus, Wisconsin

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Beaver Dam, WI 53916

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Alfred "Bud" H. Affeldt Jr., 86, of the town of Calamus passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Dycora Transitional Health and Living.

A visitation for Bud will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Moberg officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam. A luncheon will follow at the funeral home.

Alfred "Bud" was born on March 1, 1932 the son of Alfred H. and Selma (Kohn) Affeldt Sr. in Beaver Dam. He was a 1950 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On June 26, 1954, he was united in marriage to Marilynn Schwoch in Beaver Dam.

Bud worked for John Schmid from 1952 – 1982 as a can milk hauler, driving the same truck for 30 years. He also was the owner and operator of Bud's Auto Service, where he continued to work even this past year.

Bud was a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. He was an active member of the Dodge County Antique Power Club. He had a passion for antique International Farmall Tractors. Bud collected and repaired antique clocks. He was also a member of the Lowell Trackmasters Snowmobile Club and the Leipsic Horse Club. Bud had participated as an engine builder on the crew in Short Track Late Model Racing from 1960 – 1980. He enjoyed racing and traveled throughout the country with his wife and friends attending many NASCAR races. He enjoyed shooting pool in local bar leagues and bowling in the mixed couple leagues in Beaver Dam.

Bud will be remembered for his love of free beer.

Bud is survived by his wife of 64 years Marilynn; his children: Sherry (John) Duckett of Beaver Dam, Larry (Kim Kennedy) Affeldt of Beaver Dam and Tammy (Gary Peterson) Westphal of Madison; three grandchildren: Jessica Richter, Josh Westphal and Kimberly Duckett; great granddaughter Lauren Richter; two brothers Gerald Affeldt of Granite City, IL and Richard (Sandy) Affeldt of Columbus, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.


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Richard 'Klutch' Kluetzman and his wife Ellie are very sorry for your loss. Bud was a great pool player and all-around good guy. We would have come to the visitation had we known in time.

Posted by Ellie Kluetzman - Columbus, WI - Friend   January 18, 2019

Affect family, sorry to hear of your loss of your father and husband! Bud worked on my cars more than once! Sorry for your loss!

Posted by Steven Schoepke - Fountain Hills, AZ - Friend   January 15, 2019

Marilyn and family, sending are thoughts and prayers. Remembering the good times at Michigan races with you guys and Teeter. Now Teeter and Bud can reminisce. Hold all the great memories close in your heart, God bless you all.

Posted by Judy & Jerr Hotmar - Bullhead City, AZ - Friend   January 14, 2019

Bud was a great guy with a big heart. My deepest sympathy to your family and God be with you during this time.

Posted by Rachel Guenther - MOLINE, IL - friend   January 13, 2019

My deepest sympathies go out to the Affeldt family. I have had the honor and great pleasure of knowing and experiencing Bud for the past 45 years or so and feel that I am the better for it. I have admired his talent's and thoroughly enjoyed his humor and wit. I have had the privilege of fetching and consuming many a beer with bud over the years. He will be greatly missed by me and I'm sure all who loved him. My apologies to the Affeldt family for being unable to attend the funeral. I am currently away from home and will not be able to return in time. "God Speed Bud" --------Woody

Posted by Douglas Wood - Beaver Dam, WI - Family Friend   January 13, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. I remember when I was younger and lived in Beaver Dam Bud would fix my car and not charge me much. He and my dad Bill Schmid were great friends back when I was a kid. Sending hugs, he was a great man!

Posted by Rene Schmid/Kussmann - Acquaintance   January 12, 2019

Bud will be missed dearly. He was a good friend that was able to teach this old dog new tricks. Bud always had time to help out when you would have questions on how to fix an old car.

Posted by Ken Scanlin - Waunakee, WI - Friend   January 11, 2019

Our condolences to Marilyn and the entire family. Bud and I met at the Dodge County Antique Tractor Show nearly twenty years ago. We shared an interest in tractors, engines, etc. I went out to his shop numerous times for a "consultation" with Bud. I enjoyed talking tractors with him and he also had a great knowledge of local history. His knowledge and experience as a mechanic is well known. He was always willing to share his knowledge. Talking with him at his shop was kinda like going to mechanic school. To this day when starting a repair project I often think "now... how would Bud do this?" Learning from him gave me confidence to tackle repairs that I probably would not have attempted had I not known him. Our sons,Dan and Matt,also enjoyed helping him with the dyno at the tractor show. Many more stories and memories could be shared here, enough to fill a book. To sum it up we are very thankful to known Bud and learn from him. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Bob,Julie,Dan,Matt Hansen - Burnett, WI - Friend   January 11, 2019

Cathy & Wade (Mueller)---it was a joy to know Bud. We both loved visiting with him in his shop & seeing the projects he had going. His work was always meticulous. We & our tractors will always remember Bud !

Posted by Cathy Drexler - Milwaukee, WI - Friend   January 10, 2019


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Cathy & Wade (Mueller)---it was a joy to know Bud. We both loved visiting with him in his shop & seeing the projects he had going. His work was always meticulous. We & our tractors will always remember Bud !
June 16, 2018
July 8, 2017
Bud will be missed dearly. He was a good friend that was able to teach this old dog new tricks. Bud always had time to help out when you would have questions on how to fix an old car.