Bud was born on October 18, 1921 in Cooperstown, ND. He married Lorraine Boe of Cooperstown, ND at Treasure Island, CA on July 8, 1944.
Bud served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he received in BS in mathematics and phys. ed. from Mayville State Teachers College and his Master's from the University of North Dakota. He attended the NSF Math Institute Iowa State and the NSF Math Institute at Carleton College. Bud worked for 31 years as a math teacher and athletic coach.
Lorraine received a BE, BA in music and history with a minor in English from Mayville State Teachers College. During her working years, she worked as a music teacher, secretary , business manager and choir director.
After retirement in 1980, Bud and Lorraine moved to Sedona, AZ where they bought and operated a gift store. They sold the store to their son in 1987. In 1995, they moved to Bemidji, MN.
Bud died on November 6, 2008.
Lorraine died on January 27, 2009.
Bud and Lorraine have three children: