It is with the saddest of hearts that we announce the passing of Bud McEldowney on February 28, 2016. Born Dwight Edward McEldowney on February 13, 1929, he grew up in the midst of the depression, living with his mother, father, and brother Earl, on Olds Ave. in Lansing.
He graduated from Lansing Technical High School in 1948 where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. From there, he joined the army where he served overseas during the reconstruction of Germany after WWII. When he returned stateside, he followed in his father’s footsteps and had a wonderful career at Oldsmobile for over 30 years. He retired in 1982 and spent his retirement traveling the world, golfing, bowling, and spending time at the 701 VFW hall. He was a man that lived his life to the fullest, and enjoyed absolutely every moment.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mottie (Bunch) McEldowney; wife, Bernice (Hall) McEldowney; and brother, Earl McEldowney. Left to cherish his memory are his sister, June Spencer of Colorado Springs, CO; son, Brad (Laurie) McEldowney of Lansing; daughters, Lorrie (Andy) Fish of Bowie, MD, and Lisa Schneider of Holt; grandchildren, Leah (Ryan) Porter, Jennifer Weldon, Jeff Weldon, Kristen Weldon, Amy Penny, and Andrew Marshall; six great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Boots.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Bud to the VFW National Home For Children in Eaton Rapids, MI, or to the Capital Area Humane Society.