Elting Headley

obit - HeadleyElting Martell Bud Headley, 95, a resident of Holdingford, died peacefully at the Mother of Mercy nursing home in Albany, surrounded by his loving family.
A Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Elting Bud Headley of Holdingford was held Monday, Nov. 11, at the Church of All Saints – St. Mary, with Father Gregory Mastey officiating. Burial took place in the parish cemetery following the service.
Bud was born Aug. 1, 1918, to Everett and Sadie (Jennings) Headley in Dunnell. He grew up working on the family farm in Dunnell. He married Mary Casey, Oct. 8, 1941, in Elmdale. After marriage Bud and Mary lived in the Swanville and Upsala area, where together they farmed and raised their eight children. In 1968, they moved to Holdingford and purchased the Gambles Hardware Store which later became Headley Hardware Hank. He was known as the local Mr. Fix-it and an all around jack of all trades. Bud enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, playing cards and traveling. Bud and Mary spent nearly 30 years wintering in Texas. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bud was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of Church of All Saints-St. Mary and a past member of the church choir.
Bud is survived by his children, Marilyn Atkinson of Waverly, Yvonne (Dennis) Mueller of Backus, Cheryl (Ted) Skwira of Bowlus, Jerome (Linda) Headley of Wyoming, Joseph (Candace Cornelius) Headley of Monticello, Donna (Ken) Berscheid of Long Prairie, Kevin (Nancy) Headley of Holdingford and Deborah (Dave) Hedburg of Elk River; his 25 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; his sisters-in-law, Dorothy Brosnan of Crystal Lake, Ill., Dolores Casey, New Berlin, Wis. and Irene Casey of Sauk Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Headley who passed in June of 2013; his parents, Everett and Sadie Headley; his brothers, Clarence, Lionel, Fay, and Milton; his sisters, Elinore, Mildred, Veva, Leota, and Loneta. He was also preceded by his son-in-law, Ervin Atkinson and granddaughter, Patricia Atkinson.

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