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Milton "Bud" Ernest Mekelburg

October 19, 1934 ~ September 14, 2017 (age 82)
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Message from Scott Smith
September 26, 2017 7:46 AM

I am very sorry to hear about Bud's passing. He was a Champion for Conservation. I have never met a man with such passion for what he believes in . We should all take a little of Bud and go to work.
Message from Louis Warner
September 24, 2017 1:28 PM

Went to Yuma High school with Bud and Genevieve they were great class mates . Sorry for your loss. You will see them some day in heaven.
Message from Jerry Schwien
September 22, 2017 8:48 PM

It was my pleasure to work with Bud when he served as President of the Colorado Assn. of Conservation Districts. He was a great innovator for conservation and for agriculture. He was always after me to help tell the story of the Yuma conservation district's successes. We were all very proud when he became President of the National Assn. of Conservation Districts, the only Coloradoan to serve in that capacity.
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Haxtun Conservation District on September 22, 2017

Message from Joe Crowder - Haxtun Conservation District
September 22, 2017 6:28 AM

We are sorry to hear of Bud's death. He was a champion of conservation. I was pleased to have worked with him as manager of the Haxtun Conservation District in a number of conservation related activities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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A candle was lit by jerry & Sandy Schwien on September 20, 2017 9:37 PM
Message from Linda and Jim Neel
September 20, 2017 6:14 PM

Gen and family.
So sorry to learn of your loss. I have such fond memories of working with Bud, and you Gen, during my years with NACD, then NRCS and FSA. Bud always had the best interests of farmers and ranchers as his personal mission to service them. He worked so hard to be ensure conservation was brought to the attention of our legislators.

Bud will be missed, but never forgotten.
Linda and Jim Neel.
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A MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on September 20, 2017

With deepest sympathy from your LLUH Advancement Family

Message from Robert Raschke
September 20, 2017 8:13 AM

I had the privilege and honor to work with Bud during his tenure as a director and officer of the National Association of Conservation Districts. He will be missed by all the friends he made in the conservation community across the US.
Message from LeRoy "Roy" Hall
September 19, 2017 3:30 PM

Bud was an incredible supporter of the Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS formerly SCS). His impact has been felt throughout the conservation community and he will be forever missed. My prayers go out to the family during this time of loss.
Message from Cindy Einspahr
September 19, 2017 2:00 PM

I'm saddened to hear of Bud passing. I pray for comfort and healing for his family during this time. He was a good man and great conservationist. I will never forget him. May he rest in peace.
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