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Adolph Raymond "Bud" Etzler
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1921
Todd County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 2005
Todd County
Minnesota, USA

Adolph was born April 25, 1921, in Fawn Lake Township, Todd County, Minn., to Anton and Kate Etzler. He was called from this life Thursday afternoon at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. He attained the age of 84 years, three months and nine days.

Adolph grew up in Fawn Lake Township and attended a country school there. After his schooling he helped on the family farm and also worked for neighbors. He enlisted in the Army serving his country overseas. On June 18, 1949, he was united in marriage to June Stroman in Little Falls, Minn. To this union 12 children were born. Adolph and June were able to share almost 56 years of marriage together. After their marriage he worked for the railroad for awhile and then for a sugar beet plant. The couple purchased some acreage near Motley and settled there. Adolph was a bulldozer operator and also became an expert blacksmith and welder, being able to fix anything people brought to him. He built his own sawmill and many other tools and equipment he needed. Among the things he enjoyed were gardening and canning, ice fishing, salmon fishing and reading western novels. He slowed down after breaking his hip when he was 80. He will always he remembered for his wit and sayings. Adolph was a member of Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, the Randall VFW Post and the NRA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Kate; two brothers, Harvey and Vernon; and a sister, Caroline. Adolph is mourned in passing by his wife of 56 years, June; children Donald of Motley, Roger of Nisswa, Paul (Rebecca) of So. St. Paul, Mike of Browerville, Phyllis (Mark) Plattner of Staples, Lois (Dwayne) Walters of Eagan, Tim of Pillager, Randy (Tracie) of Staples, Nancy (Scott) Purington of North Branch, Kelly (Jamie) of Menahga and Tony of Staples; 27 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Ray (Alice) Etzler of Kalispel, Mont.; and two sisters, Donna (Terry) Friedrichs of Isle, Minn., and Marie (Elmer) Rosenow of Alexandria.

Family links: 
  Anton Etzler (1888 - 1968)
  Albina Catherine Kastonek Etzler (1900 - 1982)
  June Adeline Stroman Etzler (1930 - 2014)*
  Adolph Raymond Etzler (1921 - 2005)
  Marie Violet Etzler Rosenow (1922 - 2013)*
  Harvey Anton Etzler (1927 - 2003)*
  Vernon Arthur Etzler (1931 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Cushing Union Cemetery
Morrison County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Alabama Poes
Record added: Nov 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80034613
Adolph Raymond Bud Etzler
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You taught me to make those fantastic pickles! I still haven't met anyone who washes their potatoes in a wringer washing machine! Thanks for being a good friend and always making me laugh!
- Alabama Poes
 Added: Nov. 7, 2011

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