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Clyde "Bud" Case

May 23, 1934 — February 24, 2024

Braidwood

Clyde "Bud" Case

Age 89 of Braidwood, Illinois passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, February 24, 2024 at his home.

Born May 23, 1934 in Johnstown, Colorado, Clyde Junior, who later became affectionately known as “Bud”, was a son of Clyde William and Pauline Virginia (Sterkel) Case. He was raised and educated in Colorado, before joining the United States Air Force in 1951. During his tenure with the Armed Services, Bud was stationed in Iceland as a Metal Processing Technician before being transferred to Great Falls, Montana in 1953 as a Supervisor of the Allied Trades Section; going abroad to Turkey in 1961 to supervise a Welding Shop and finally returning to the homeland in 1963, where he was stationed in Wichita, Kansas as an NDT Inspection Team Supervisor. He was honorable relieved from active duty and retirement as a Technical Sergeant on February 1, 1972..

During his time in Great Falls, Bud met Blanche Marie Wilson, whom he went on to marry July 2, 1954. Together they made a home and began a family together, eventually settling to Braidwood in 1971.

Following his retirement from active duty with the United States Air Force, Bud embarked on his career with Mobil at the Joliet Refinery as a Q/A Field Inspector. For the following 22 years, he was promoted to Shop Planner; T/A Construction Foreman; Area Maintenance Foreman and Maintenance Zone Superintendent. Bud also held various assignments as In-House Construction Superintendent and Coker/Transportation Superintendent. He retired at the age of 59 in November of 1993.

As a proud Veteran, Bud belonged to the Gardner American Legion and the Wilmington VFW. His other memberships included the Wilmington Moose Lodge and the Professional Bowlers Association. Bud enjoyed bowling and aside from bowling on a Senior National Tour, he was active in youth bowling and served as a coach and mentor to many up and coming bowlers. In addition, Bud enjoyed the outdoors; took pleasure in camping and fishing, and golfed on a Mobil golf league. He and Blanche created many memories with family traveling in their Recreational Vehicles throughout the years, and he was a skilled woodworker.

Most remembered for his love of family and the devotion he dedicated to caring for Blanche, Bud leaves behind a treasured legacy of being a true life coach. He will forever be remembered as a patient mentor who imparted wisdom and skills to all those fortunate enough to be touched by his presence. 

Survivors include three children: Randy Case (Kimberly Crawford) and Terri Marshall Case, both of Braidwood and Sean (Johnita) Case of Diamond; six grandchildren: Michael Quigley, Tina (Rayme) Calhoun, Jason Case, Derek (Tiffany) Case, Ashley Case (Gino Cottini) and Bobby Hoeft; five great grandchildren: Cody  Ehrsam (Abigail Crady), Kaileigh Calhoun, Patience (Joseph) Dougherty, Riley Case, and Gino Cottini, Jr.; five great-great grandchildren: Abby, Rose, Emmie B., Maximus, and Arjem Dougherty; one sister, Shirley Shields of Pennsylvania, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; wife Blanche on January 27, 2022; daughter, Debbie Quigley-McKeown; great-great grandson, Joseph Dougherty, Jr., and seven siblings.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service, 4:00 p.m.

Cremation rites will be accorded at the conclusion of the services, and Bud will be laid to rest in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood with his late wife Blanche, May 24, 2024. Full military honors will be rendered.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Bud’s memory to a Veteran’s Charity of the donor’s choosing.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Bud’s memorial page online through social media.

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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Visitation

Saturday, March 2, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 2, 2024

4:00 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Inurnment

Friday, May 24, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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