Monday, October 5, 2009

Herman Otto Bud Trower Jr 1938-2009

Herman Otto Bud Trower Jr., 71, of Richland departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Springfield.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, in Cornerstone Baptist Church, Richland, with Chuck Baker officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Bud, as he was known to family and friends, was born Sept. 2, 1938, in Hazelgreen to Herman Otto Trower Sr. and Marie Isabelle Watson Trower. He was raised in the Hazelgreen community and attend school in Richland. Bud appreciated the closeness of the small community and treasured each relationship.
On Sept. 13, 1958, while in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage with Deloris Carlson. They returned the Richland community, where they raised their three sons and made their home. At the time of Bud's passing, he and Deloris had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Bud was a hard worker. He worked at the shoe factory, boat factory, helped his dad in dairy and owned and operated “Bud’s 66.” He was also a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for many years, until his retirement. His employers and co-workers appreciated his strong work ethic and attention to detail.
After retiring from the Postal Service, Bud and Deloris spent their summers as ushers for Branson shows. They made many friends and enjoyed the entertainment. Bud was a collector of all things.
His family lovingly referred to him as the “collector of junk.” He had a great appreciation for things and always knew he could find “just the right spot” to put it. However, nothing compared to the time spent and precious memories made with his loving family.
He is survived by his wife, Deloris; three sons: David Trower, of Richland, Troy Trower and his wife, Ronda, of Manila, Phillipines, and Terry Trower and his wife, Connie, of Waynesville; his mother, Marie Trower, of Richland; a brother, William “Bill” Trower and his wife, Janet, of Dillsburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren: Michael, Michelle, James, Amanda, Jessica, Jacob, Samuel, Cash, Bailey, Isabel and Truman Jane; a great-grandchild, Skylar Marie; his mother-in-law, Willow Dean Carlson, of Richland; other relatives and many friends.
Bud was preceded in death by his father and father-in-law, Calvin Carlson.
He was a loving husband, caring father, fun-loving grandfather, cherished brother and loyal friend. Those who knew him will treasure each moment they shared. He will be greatly missed.

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