John F. "Bud" McCarty

John F. "Bud" McCarty, 80, of rural Campbellsport passed away Wednesday April 2, 2008 at his home.

He was born in the town of Ashford on Aug. 7, 1927, the son of the late John A. and Katherine (Becker) McCarty, and on Oct. 20, 1951 he married Gloria Grohall at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in West Allis.

Bud served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952.

He worked at Regal Ware for 20 years and farmed in partnership with his brother, George from 1952 to 1997 and then with his son, John P. since 1997 in the town of Ashford.

He was awarded a special diploma from Campbellsport High School in 2005.

Bud was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport and the Bintzler-Waehler American Legion Post 347 in Lomira.

He had a great love of his Irish heritage, his farm and hunting.

Bud dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria; his children, Thomas (Sharon), Kevin (Christel), Beth (Joseph) Stoffel, Amy (Randy) Geiger and John P., all of Campbellsport; his grandchild-ren, Jennifer (Jim) Guell, Joshua (Elissa) Stoffel, Jeffrey (Misti) Stoffel, Ian (Jill) Stoffel, Laura (Eric) Stoffel, Melissa McCarty, Nathan (Aimee) McCarty, Megan McCarty, Sarah (Justin) Geiger and Rebecca Geiger; 14 great- grandchildren; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Helen Mc-Carty, Bernice Sparacino, Ber-nard Grohall and Robert and Judy Grohall; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, John "Tom," Leo, John V., George, William and Daniel; and his sisters, Mary Hron, Helen Marcotte and Alice Baucom.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church of Campbells-port.

Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Matthew’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Matthew’s Church and School.