Albert “Bud” A. Gores, 95, of Burlington, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Aurora Medical Center in Burlington.

Born in Byron on Feb. 13, 1929, he was the son of Walter and Esther (nee Johnson) Gores. His early life was spent in Burlington, where he graduated from Burlington High School, Class of 1947. He served in the Army Air Force in the Occupation of Japan from 1948 until 1950 and was honorably discharged as an army sergeant. On June 4, 1988, at St. Charles Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Janet Rueter. Following marriage, they made Burlington their home.

In his younger years, Albert played football for the Delavan Red Devils and for the Air Force while stationed in Japan. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Burlington Town Supervisor, and Burlington Town Chairman. He was also a member of the Conservation Club.

Bud was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of EAA and built and flew his own aircraft, an Acro Sport II. He was very handy and built his own house. He enjoyed games, reading legal thrillers, movies, cards, and anything else he could compete in. He loved to travel and went all over the world. He enjoyed music and played the banjo.

Bud had numerous jobs such as delivering eggs, laying tile, laying cement, working on the railroad with his father and installing garage doors. He spent 33 years at WE Energies as an Operating Supervisor.

Bud is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Ann (Joseph) Cekosh, Mary (Aaron) Pum, Edward (Janelle) Rueter and Joan (Thomas Strohm) Rueter; grandchildren, Joseph, Emily, Elizabeth, Samantha, John, Brandon, Kelly, Preston, and Griffin “Bud”; sister, Lois McDonald; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Jo, son Robert and siblings, Robert, Martin, Doris, Marian, Mildred and Arlene.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Burlington. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 31, 2024, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home. Inurnment and full military honors will take place following the mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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