Charles S. ‘Bud'’ Hall

Jan. 29, 1933 — Dec. 14, 2014

Uncle Bud passed away quietly after dinner on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. He was born in Ixonia to parents Charles C. and Lena Victoria Hall. After high school in Oconomowoc, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. He married the love of his life, Doris Mae DeLano, in May of 1953 and together they spent 61 years building a happy life and family.

While stationed in Germany, Doris was with him, and in January of 1955, their first daughter, Terry, was born. In October of the same year, they returned to the U.S. and settled to live among five households of Doris’ family in the Town of Vernon, where they added Cindy, Michael, and Vicki to their own.

He worked 20 years at RTE in Waukesha, then Stone Container in Beloit as an industrial mechanic with a strong work ethic and natural talent. At home he was building, remodeling, and tinkering with machines. The Halls were the only family with a small, working Ferris wheel in the front yard for a time. He enjoyed playing accordion, harmonica and golf.

Surviving family include his wife, Doris; children, Terry (Dave) Hoefer, Cindy (Jim) Neu, Michael Sr., and Vicki (Brian) Schlosser; grandchildren Michael Jr., Crystal, Jared, Heather, Felisha, Katrina, James, Alana, Hillary, Keeshia, Nicki and Jason; and a growing number of great-grandchildren.

His surviving brothers are Robert, John, and Roger, as well as a sister, Beverly. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends enriched his time on earth, who will be missing and remembering him fondly. A private family memorial will take place at a later date, as his wish was to have no formal service.