Louis W. Mombrun

HERSCHER—Louis (Bud) W. Mombrun, 83, of Herscher, IL, formerly of Reddick and Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Miller Rehabilitation Clinic in Kankakee.
Born Feb. 7, 1935 in Joliet, he was the son of Louis Ernest and Alice (nee Dare) Mombrun. He graduated Wilmington High School with the class of 1953. He served in the United States Army at Nike Missile Base in Hamburg, NY from 1956 to 1958 and then served in the Army Reserves from 1958 to 1962. Bud married Patricia J. Pacanowski on Nov. 28, 1957 at the United Methodist Church in Hamburg, NY.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Reddick and farmed in the Reddick, Essex and Manhattan areas. He was a hard worker and held several positions including Senior Stockman Manager at Commonwealth Edison at Braidwood and LaSalle Nuclear Stations, Pinkerton Security at Dresden Nuclear Station, Parts Manager at Hendrix International in Herscher, Manager of the Royster Fertilizer Plant in Essex, Caterpillar and also sold Archer Oil and insurance for Prudential.
For many years Bud was the treasurer and trustee for Reddick Fire Protection District, Auxiliary Deputy for Kankakee County Sheriff's Department, formerly known as Kankakee Auxiliary Police Force, Civil Defense and ESDA; the Reddick Lions Club and was involved in Farm Bureau activities such as Ag in the Classroom and volunteered at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. He also raised hogs and rabbits when he was younger, loved to garden, antique shop and collect railroad memorabilia, hand corn shellers and all types of lanterns.  
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Mombrun; son, Louis A. (Catherine) Mombrun, of Wilmington; daughters, Suzette (Kenneth) Mack, of San Jose, CA and Sandi (Patrick) Thomas, of Aptos, CA; grandchildren: Alexandria Mombrun, of Wilmington; Ryan Mack, of San Jose, CA; Noah Thomas, of Aptos, CA; Kathryn Mack, of San Jose, CA and Eric Thomas, of Aptos, CA.  
Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Iola May Mombrun (10/25/2012).  
Funeral services will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  Pastor Kevin Boesen will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 11 from 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment with military honors will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Reddick United Methodist Church, Hospice of Kankakee Valley, or the Reddick Fire Protection District would be appreciated.  
For more information and to sign his online guestbook log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com or find their Facebook page at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.

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