Archive for Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Herman “Bud” Fladung

August 8, 2006

Mass of Christian Burial for retired Army Sgt. Herman "Bud" J. Fladung, 80, of Leavenworth, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at St. Casmir Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial with full military honors will follow in Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Fladung died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Leavenworth.

He was born April 5, 1926, in Emporia, the son of Frank X. and Dorothea "Dora" (Schroer) Fladung.

Mr. Fladung was raised on a farm in Emporia and lived there until he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in World War II and at the battle of Iwo Jima. After the war he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and served in the Korean War. He earned many citations, including the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

After retiring from the military, he served as a correctional officer for the U.S. Federal Prison in Leavenworth, where he worked for 20 years. He later worked as a driver for the Council on Aging for seven years.

Mr. Fladung was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, Eagles. He was also a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 56 and Military Order of the Purple Heart.

He married Charlene "Barbara" Brown on June 7, 1978, in Leavenworth. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son Paul J., Leavenworth; four daughters Kathleen M. Nietzke, and Christine G. Stark, both of Leavenworth, Mary C. Servaes, Atchison, and Carolyn G, Brown, Easton; three sisters Marjorie Korte, Ottawa, Sr. Jane Fladung, Columbia, Mo., and Rosemary Hogan, Ottawa; three brothers, Eugene, Louisburg, Francis "Jim," Emporia, and John R., Olathe; his former wife, Barbara Wolf, Leavenworth; 10 grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

A son, Matthew T., died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or to the church, sent in care of the Barnett-Larkin- Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 66048.

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