Earl 'Bud' F. House

Posted: Friday, August 27, 2004

Former Juneau resident Earl "Bud" F. House, 79, died Aug. 20, 2004, in Lenexa, Kan.

He was born July 22, 1925, in Mantorville, Minn., to Nellie and Orlando House. He was the youngest of four children. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps with the 366th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group as a tail-gunner (European Theater). After his discharge in November 1945, he moved to Richland, Wash., where he met and married Ina Janice Doerge on Oct. 4, 1947. He was employed by the Atomic Energy Commission at the Hanford Nuclear Plant until his retirement in 1967. After his retirement, he owned and operated a Texaco station in Richland, Wash. In 1971, the couple moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. He received his real estate license and worked in property management until 1976, when he moved to Juneau. He continued in property management, managing the Mendenhall Apartments until 1990, when he and his wife moved to Columbia, Mo., where she died on April 6, 2000.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister, Laberta, and brother, Leslie.

He is survived by sons, Frank (Mary) House of Juneau and Darrell (Melody) House of Richland, Wash.; daughters, Debra (James) Sonderland of Chillicothe, Mo. and Judith (Jack) Atkinson of Lenexa, Kan.; sister, Eileen Ertle of Kennewick, Wash.; stepsister, Lois Issacson of Hudson, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

According to his wishes, there will be no funeral service. His family said it was his wish to be cremated and have his ashes taken to Juneau to be united with his wife. There will be a family gathering in his memory at 5054 Cottonwood, Lenexa, Kan., at a later date.

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