Saturday, December 14, 2002
Charles H. "Bud" Kissinger died Dec. 7, 2002, in CaÃ±on City. He was 81.
Bud was born Jan. 16, 1921, in CaÃ±on City, where he lived until enlisting in the Army. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, during which he was stationed in Europe.
Bud returned to CaÃ±on City after the war, and he began work as a mason.
He married Ellen Bradshaw on Feb. 15, 1946, in Colorado Springs.
Bud eventually bought King Mountain Ranch near Toponas. The ranch, which he operated until 2001, was his lifelong love.
He was very active in his church and enjoyed volunteering his time on its behalf. He sang gospel with the church choir and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Bud also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Merrill "Happy" Kissinger; a sister, Jeanne Kissinger-Morris; and a daughter, Pamela Kissinger.
He is survived by six daughters, Sarah McCreight, JoEllen Kissinger, Joyce Kissinger, Geraldine Burcaicea, Christine Adams and Corrine Tiffany; a son, Charles Kissinger; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Dec. 11, 2002, at Wilson Crematory in CaÃ±on City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the stained glass restoration fund at United Presbyterian Church, 702 Greenwood, CaÃ±on City, Colo., 81212.