BLOOMFIELD - Freemond "Bud" Fuwell, 66, died Feb. 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born May 9, 1937, in Portageville, son of the late Roy Gilbert and Icy Marie Jerls Fuwell, he lived in Bloomfield most of his life. He worked in machine repair for Arvin Automotive for 18 years. In 1982, he and his wife opened their home for foster care and since 1996 they have owned and operated Hilda Fuwell's Residential Care Facility near Bloomfield.
On July 14, 1956, at Chicago, he married Hilda Gauldin who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Deborah Graebner of Pacific and Teresa Allen of Bloomfield; two brothers, Leamond Fuwell of Puxico and Bufford Fuwell of Bloomfield; and seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Robert Bentley of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery.