Edward J. ‘Budd’ Rodden

Nov. 7, 1921 - Dec. 22, 2006

Edward J. "Budd" Rodden, 85, of North Port, Fla., and Green Lake in the summers and formerly of Waukesha, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. He was born in Waukesha on Nov. 7, 1921, to Edward and Mary (nee Howard) Rodden.

On July 27, 1946, he married the former Bernadine Hojnacki. Mr. Rodden was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church since 1956, a member of the Holy Name Society and an usher for many years. He was a member of the Waukesha Council #1825 Knights of Columbus and of the Albert Cardinal Meyer Assembly #1304, 4th degree Knights of Columbus. After retiring from his house-moving business, he worked as a custodian at Waukesha County Technical College. He and his wife were also members at San Pedro Catholic Church in Florida.

Budd is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Bernadine, and their children, Susan Driscoll of West Allis, Edward (Linda) Rodden of Waukesha and Mary (John) Heim of Milwaukee. He is further survived by 10 loving grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister, Margaret (Alfred) Kubicek of South Milwaukee. Other relatives and friends also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John, and sisters, Mary Nagel and Jane McDonald.

Family will receive friends and relatives from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral Mass on Friday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials are suggested to the San Pedro Catholic Church Building Fund, 14380 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 547-4035 or visit to leave an online tribute.