ANNA, Ill. -- Budd H. Waller, 82, of Anna died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Union County Hospital.
He was born April 2, 1921, in Hamilton County, Ill., son of Oscar and Della Ramsey Waller. He and Ann G. Warren were married Aug. 18, 1944. She died Nov. 11, 1985.
Waller had been a real estate broker, auctioneer, and farmer. He started the mule racing event at Union County Fair. He was a member of Little Spring Baptist Church in Thompsonville, Ill., Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455, and member and past master of Plainfield Lodge 536 AF&AM.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Ligon of Anna; three sons, Robert Waller of Plainfield, Ill., Richard and Roger Waller of Anna; a sister, Kathleen Casey of Anna; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, 12 brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Anna from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and Saturday until time of service. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Anna Lodge 520 AF&AM.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery, with military honors by VFW Post 3455.