Walter Sanford ‘Bud’ Stumpf
Jan. 15, 1919 — Nov. 7, 2014
Walter Sanford ‘Bud’ Stumpf was born on January 15, 1919, in a small town in Minnesota. Early Friday morning November 7, 2014, Bud left us to fend for ourselves. Bud lived 95 years.
He loved his wife, served his country, and raised and educated his three children. Bud had many accomplishments and won the respect and admiration of those who had the pleasure of knowing him. He attended Marquette University on a basketball scholarship and later served as a member of Marquette’s athletic board. He always considered himself a Marquette Warrior. He served in the Army Aircorps as a navigational instructor for B-29s during WWll. He served as assistant district director for the lnternal Revenue Service in San Francisco during the early ’60s. He returned from California to become the district director of the lnternal Revenue Service for the state of Wisconsin in 1963. In 1972, he retired from the lRS to become an associate professor at Marquette University’s School of Business Administration, where he taught accounting and taxation until 1990.
He was known for the great loves of his life: his late wife of 61 years, Genevieve; his children, the late Patricia (husband Robert) Kramer, Walter Gerard “Jerry” and George (wife Janelle Ferber-Stumpf); along with five grandchildren, Kathy (husband Jeff) Thompson, Jackie (husband Shannon) Vicent, John Stumpf, Michelle (husband Kirk) Schindler and Ann Stumpf; and his sister, the late Marie Kneifl. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Genevieve Schindler and Hank Thompson.
Bud and his wife Genevieve were blessed with the lifelong friendship of the late Dr. George Collintine and his wife Patricia who were godparents to their children. After the death of their spouses, the friendship of Bud and Patricia Collintine was a source of strength, comfort and companionship in Bud’s later life.
During his life, Bud was a ranked tennis player and winner of the Wisconsin Closed, the Wisconsin Indoor, and Kozy tennis tournaments. When given the opportunity, Bud loved fishing in Canada with friends and family, a well tailored suit, a game of bridge or sheepshead, a Friday fish fry, and a good martini.
Bud’s family is extremely grateful for the care he received at Shorehaven nursing home in his last days.
We will celebrate his life and honor his memory at Wisconsin Memorial Park on Friday, November 28, at 1:00 pm, with visitation until 2:30 pm, with a prayer service and reception to follow.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.