Harry Joseph “Bud” Powers
Harry Joseph “Bud” Powers, 97, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Mosaic Life Care.
He was born November 28, 1916 to John and Louise M. “Lula” (Fuson) Powers in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Bud married Mary Elizabeth Soper on November 10, 1939. She preceded him in death on June 16, 2014.
He proudly served in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. Bud worked for the United States Postal Service for thirty-one years. He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church, MacDonald-Dugger-Duncan American Legion Post #11 and National Association of Letter Carriers.
Mr. Powers was an avid trout fisherman and bowler. He went on the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C when he was 94 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy Roesle, Margaret Heumader and Rose Marie Powers; brother, John Powers; and sons-in-law, Robert Nurski and Bill Kirschbaum.
Survivors: children, Mary Pat Nurski, St. Joseph, Missouri; Donna Kirschbaum, Poway, California, Teresa Scheopner (David), Greeley, Colorado, Michael Powers (Mary), St. Joseph, Missouri, Laura Powers, St. Joseph, Missouri; and Maureen Cummings (Richard), Janesville, Wisconsin; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Monday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Parish Rosary 4:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 2:30 P.M. Sunday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to St. Joseph Cathedral School Endowment Fund. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.