Bob was born November 11, 1941, in Saginaw, Mich., to the late Harry E. and Ann (Sojkowski) Budden Sr. He married Judith Carter on August 17, 1963, in Grand Rapids.
Bob worked as an accountant for Harbor Industries and Herman Miller, and retired from Cannon Downriggers, where he worked as a controller. He loved to travel with Judy and watch movies, especially “Harry Potter.” Bob also liked to follow the Grand Haven Buccaneers basketball team and was an avid stamp collector, which he enjoyed doing with his granddaughter, Willow.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy; daughter, Melissa Kelleigh of Rockford; son, James Budden of Holland; granddaughter, Willow Kelleigh; sister, Susan (Greg) Wichert of Florida; brothers, Richard (Sharon) Budden of Comstock Park and William (Sandra) Budden of West Virginia; in-laws: Jennie Budden of Kentucky, Joanne Carter and Ava (Ed) Hansen, both of Rockford, Thomas Carter of Florida, Leo (Linda) Carter of Diamondale, and Tim Carter of Livonia. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Budden Jr.
The funeral service for Bob will be at 3 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017, at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Love in Action or the Tri-Cities Historical Society. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Bob’s online guest book.
Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.