Floyd O."Bud" Newhouse

March 19, 1918 - August 4, 2013
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Floyd O. “Bud” Newhouse

Poplar Grove, IllinoisFloyd O. “Bud” Newhouse, 95, of Poplar Grove, IL, died peacefully in the loving presence of his daughters, Gwen and Janet, in his home on Sunday morning, August 4, 2013. Floyd was born on the family homestead in rural Rock County, Wisconsin, the son of Charles L. and Gertrude (Williams) Newhouse on March 19, 1918. Floyd graduated from Clinton (WI) High School in 1936. He then worked for Bowman Dairy in Clinton, WI. He attended St. Olaf College at Northfield, MN, from 1939 to 1940. Bud married Shirley E. Olson on June 5, 1943 in Capron; Shirley preceded Bud in death on April 17, 2008, a few weeks short of their 65th anniversary. Floyd enlisted in the US Army proudly serving in Company D, 33rd Regiment, 1st Army, 3rd Armored Division-Spearhead. His service time extended from January 1941 until honorable discharge in September 1945. Bud’s military honors included Purple Heart, four Bronze Battle Stars with the division, Battle of the Bulge commemorative and Army good conduct medals. Following the war, Bud became a partner of Hills Implement; owned and operated Newhouse Allis Chalmers Dealership. In 1958 he began employment with the Illinois Toll Highway Authority; he retired in 1983 after 25 years of service. Bud and Shirley enjoyed many lengthy trips throughout the United States and Canada following Bud’s retirement. Bud was a member of the John Hugo Kaiser V.F.W. Post 1461 , American Legion Capron Post 205, Forty & Eight, an honor organization for veterans, by invitation only; Military Order of the Purple Heart. He enjoyed travels to Rosebud Indian Reservation in S.D.; restoring cars, trucks and tractors; and in his later years Bud enjoyed reading. Bud was a faithful member of Capron Lutheran Church.Bud is loved and will be missed by his daughters, Gwen (Bruce) Jones of Poplar Grove, IL, Janet (Jack) Engelsen of Galva, IL; grandson Kristian (Angela) Engelsen of South Bend, IN; an expected great grandchild; sister in-law Mary Olson; nephews Keith (Jeannie) Anderson and Daniel Olson; other relatives and his church family and many friends. Bud is preceded in death by his parents; wife Shirley; grandson Arik Engelsen; sister Ruth (Bob) Anderson; brother in-law Eldon Olson.

Memorials can be given in care of Capron Lutheran Church in Bud’s name.

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday August 10, 2013 in Capron Lutheran Church with Rev. Jessica Harren, officiating. Cremation to follow the service with later burial in Long Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday August 9, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008.


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Born: March 19, 1918
Died: August 4, 2013

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Betty Newlun posted on 8/5/13

I'm sad to see Bud passed away. My prayers and sympathy to all the family. Gwen & Janet, your parents were very special people and I'm blessed to have known them. God bless all of you.


Duane Anderson posted on 8/5/13

Very sorry for your loss and prayers for the entire family. Bud was a great man and will be missed. Love - Duane, Ranee and Caitlyn


Dave and Pam Oberholtzer posted on 8/6/13

Gwen and Janet and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. Though we did not know him well, we do know what a good man and fine example he was before our community and we appreciate his service to our country. May God give you comfort.


Ruth Johnson Peterson posted on 8/10/13

Your parents were wonderful people! Steadfast, devoted, caring and committed. Take comfort in knowing that eternal life is now theirs. Ruth was my Sunday School teacher. She was devoted to you, her family. She referred to your parents as "Bud and Shirley"...when referencing your Dad, her voice inflection changed; it revealed her love for him!God's peace to you, Gwen and Janet, and allfamily members..


Dale and Julie Dieterman posted on 8/14/13

We send our sympathies but truly realize what a life to celebrate. We are sorry we couldn't make any of the services but wanted you to know we were thinking of all of you. God's blessings of peace to each of you.