HERBERT ‘BUD’ C. KRAGSETHHerbert “Bud” Kragseth, 85, Two Harbors, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Two Harbors.
Herbert “Bud” Kragseth, 85, Two Harbors, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Two Harbors.
He was born January 18, 1928, to Gustav and Thora (Carlsen) Kragseth in Two Harbors, Minnesota. He was a lifelong resident of Two Harbors, graduated from high school in 1946 and served in the Army. He attended Hamline University - St. Paul and the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He was employed by the DM&IR Railroad for 13 years as an electrician, then worked as an electrician in construction retiring in 1990. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Two Harbors, Local 242 IBEW, VFW, American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose, Sons of Norway and Vasa Lodge.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, wife Violet in 2004, and special friend Eila Nelson in 2010.
He was devoted to his family and proud of his Norwegian heritage. In retirement he reconnected with cousins in Norway while traveling throughout Scandinavia. He was recently honored for being a 65 year member of Sons of Norway. He enjoyed spending relaxation time at the family cabin on Bassett Lake and later his Drummond property. He was always willing to share his many talents on construction and home improvement projects for family and friends. When family events were planned, we could always count on his famous buttered popcorn. He will be missed by all who knew him — everyone loved “Grandpa Bud.”
Bud is survived by sons Wayne (Karen) of Duluth, Glen (Laurie) of Two Harbors and Rolf (Brenda) of Northfield, Minn.; daughters Julia (Jim) Widen of Two Harbors and Jane (Don) Lindgren of Kewaskum, Wisconsin; sister, Gertrude Lamo of Two Harbors; 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, and a special friend Irene Ronning.
VISITATION will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Service on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Two Harbors. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.cavallinfuneralhome.com.