Merlin "Bud" Fowler
January 30, 1932 - June 4, 2017
Merlin E “Bud” Fowler, 85, of Hudson, passed away into eternal life on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Hospice of Lenawee Home in Adrian. He was born January 30, 1932, in Jackson, MI, to Fred and Marie (Easterday) Fowler. He married Dolores “Dody” Luce on December 7, 1952, in Hillsdale. She survives.
Bud lived his early life in Cambria, MI and graduated from Reading High School Class of 1950. He proudly served our country in the Army Security Agency in the Korean Conflict, and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan for two years. Upon return to the states, he and Dody made their home in Hudson. For 22 years he would serve as Supervisor of Service at Hudson Area School.
His community involvements included Cub Scout Master, Boy Scout committee member, Hudson Band Boosters, and the City Planning Commission. He was a member and Past Commander of the Hudson American Legion-Hannan Colvin Post #180, and served many years on its honor guard. He was also a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, V.F.W., and Friends of Hudson District Library.
Bud was skilled in woodworking, and enjoyed making toys and various crafts for his family. He also enjoyed deer hunting, boating, and most especially, camping trips with his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 64 years, are their three children, Tom (Beth) Fowler of Bowling Green, OH; Julie (Gary) Perkins of Adrian, and Cherie Fowler of Lewis Center, OH; a brother, LaMar “Tony” (Meg) of Osseo; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Sarah, and Kristen Fowler of Bowling Green, Jason Perkins (Lawson Earl) of Springfield, VA, and Diane Perkins of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry, and a sister-in-law, Gloria.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Alan Muck officiating. Burial with full military rites performed by his comrades of the Hudson American Legion Hannan-Colvin Post #180 will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations to Hudson American Legion Post #180, Hudson Carnegie District Library, or a charity of the donor’s choice.