Lewis Wayne “Bud” Eulert, 87, of Hays and Paradise, Kansas, died on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the family farm in Paradise, Kansas.
Bud was born on October 18, 1931, in Rural Paradise, Kansas, the son of Otto C. and Elsie (Reich) Eulert. He grew up in Paradise and graduated from Paradise High School. After high school he graduated from Ft. Hays State University. After achieving his degree, he served his country by joining the United States Army. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Kathryn A. Wolf on March 06, 1954, in Natoma, Kansas. From this union they were blessed with 6 children David, Max, Peggy, Anna Lou, Amy and LuAnn. Bud and Kathryn were happily married for 54 years before preceding him in death on September 13, 2008 . Losing his wife was devastating for him, but Bud was fortunate to find love again and was united in marriage to Ann (Morgan) McGlocklin on December 24, 2010, in Hawaii. Bud enjoyed working as a farmer and rancher and spent countless hours managing his cattle and farm. Bud would tell you he loved his farm but later in life, what really intrigued him was managing his oil investments. He was co-owner of ESP Development. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Kansas Herford Association, Kansas Wheat Growers Association and was on the Paradise School and Township Boards. He enjoyed collecting Indian Artifacts, painting and gun collecting. Most of all he enjoyed spending his time with his family.
Surviving family include his wife Ann of Hays, Kansas, sons David Eulert of Lenexa, Kansas, Max Eulert (Sally) in Ellis, Kansas; daughters Peggy Eulert of Paradise, Kansas, Amy Groom (Tim) of Wellington, Kansas and LuAnn Eulert of Kirkland, Washington; brother Donald Eulert and companion Ute of San Diego, California; sisters Irene Schmidtberger (Linus) of Corpus Christi, Texas and Lynda Koelling (Warren) of Paradise, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Reese Eulert, Fay Eulert, Otto Eulert, Oliver Eulert, David Keil (Gela Parish) Drew Keil (Crystal Hill), Owen Keil, Ian Groom and Brody Groom, 2 great grandchildren Elsie & Scarlet Woods; step daughters Heather McGlocklin of Wichita, Kansas and Bobbi Hase (Collin) of Miami, Florida, step grandchildren Memphis and Liberty Hase.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kathryn; sisters Eleanor Laubhan and Joyce Gillett; brother Harold Eulert and infant daughter Anna Lou Eulert.
A memorial service to celebrate Bud’s life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas with Pastor Wes Oakley officiating. The family will have a 2 P.M. graveside service, at the Fairport Cemetery in Fairport, Kansas. Memorials may be given to Hays Hospice or the Russell County Area Community Foundation and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.