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He was born August 23, 1932, at Baring, MO, the son of Stephen and Mary Schlepphorst Mayer.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Darlene Bruegenhemke on June 26, 1954, and to this union four children were born. Shirley preceded Bud in death on August 10, 1984. Bud was also preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Elizabeth Menke, Phyllis Mayer, Margurite Gregory, Geneva Henthorn and one brother Steven Mayer.
On January 5, 1985, Bud was united in marriage to Ruth Seigal.
Surviving are his wife Ruth Mayer of Kirksville, MO, four children, Craig Mayer and wife Connie of Hurdland, MO, Paul Douglas Mayer and wife Alice of Kirksville, MO, Gary Mayer and wife Carla of Baring, MO, Shelly Bugh and husband David of Edina, MO, one step-son Kort Seigal of Kirksville, MO, one step-daughter Wendy McCoy of St. Charles, MO, fourteen grandchildren, one great grandson Jack, two sisters, Norma Mayer and Janet Sue Moore both of Baring, MO and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bud was raised at Baring, MO where he received his education graduating from Baring High School. Bud was employed with the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad for thirty-three years retiring in 1984. He was engaged in farming near Baring, MO till 1984, when he moved to Kirksville, MO. Bud was a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge # 414 A.F. & A.M., Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, and the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Baring, MO. Bud enjoyed attending school activities and sports when his children were participating and also enjoyed fishing and watching Westerns.
Bud’s wishes were to be cremated. Private services for the family will be held at a later date.
Those that wish to leave a memorial, the family suggest Multiple Sclerosis or the Special Olympics. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.