Phyllis Jean LaBudde


FORRESTON — Phyllis Jean LaBudde, 89, of Forreston, died Sunday, March 24 in her home. She was born December 22, 1934 in Brookville Township, Ogle County, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Mildred (Pulver) Drenner. Phyllis married Frederick “Fritz” LaBudde on November 2, 1985. He died March 15, 2015.

She lived in the Forreston –Polo area her entire life, attending Polo schools. She was a Farmer’s wife for many years and worked many jobs after her two children from a previous marriage started school. She worked in the cafeteria at the new grade school, a Nurse’s Aide, Physical Therapy Aide at F.H.N., and Micro Switch for two years, Forreston F. S. Plant, then back home to help with the family feed business.

Phyllis was a loving person, a caregiver, Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma and Great-Great-Grandma. She had a love for her family, flowers, her dog, and enjoyed painting, crafts, playing golf, reading and traveling.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Gary (Marcia) Buss of Forreston; daughter, Vickie (Carl) Beyer of Shannon; grandchildren, James (Felicia) Buss, Samantha Buss and Mindy (Michael) Arndt; five Great-Grandchildren, Devan, Jocelyn, Hayley Sue, Elijah and Jordan; Great-Great- Grandchildren, Laylah and Lukas Volkmann and Delylah Schultz; two step-nieces, Louise Meyer and Judy Nettles. Also surviving are special friends, Dana Weegens and family.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, 11:00 A.M. March 30 in Forreston Reformed Church. Rev. Lyle Zumdahl. Pastor will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 A. M. until time of service in the church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name. Arrangements were made by Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston.