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Dean R. ‘Bud’ Breckenridge Waukee

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 8:53 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:23 p.m. CDT

Dean R. “Bud” Breckenridge, 88, of Waukee died July 6, 2013.

Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Tingley Community Building. The Rev. Brent Fees will officiate. Private services and burial will be in Tingley Cemetery. Caldwell-Raddatz Funeral Home, Urbandale, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to 1600 SE La Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263. Online condolences may be left at

Dean R. “Bud” Breckenridge, son of Lola Roush and Wm. S. Breckenridge, was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Tingley.

Bud graduated from Tingley High School in May 1945, and went immediately into the Air Force. He served as a B-17 pilot with 38 missions over enemy territory. He received his wings at Marla Air Base in Marla, Texas, and was commissioned first lieutenant. He was honorably discharged in December 1945 and returned to Tingley.

Bud was a woodworker, and he built many homes in the surrounding area. Many of these homes surround Sun Valley Lake, where he and Kaye also built their home. He met his wife at a dance in Creston, in 1948, and they were married in April of 1950.

Bud is survived by his wife Kaye; sons, Mike (Karen), David (Sylvia) and Dennis (Vicki); grandchildren, Ashley, Amy, Abby, Adam, Ryan, Kevin and Nathan Breckenridge and Tracey (Brent) Fees; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Katie Fees; and special friend Sandy Breckenridge.

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