CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Charles M. "Bud" Lough Jr., 95, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Oct. 8, 1916, in Charleston, to the late Charles M. and Grace Gant Lough Sr. Charles was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II serving in the South Pacific, Guadalcanal, Eniwetok and Samoa. He farmed all his life and worked with county extension agents developing the ability to produce 100-plus bushels of corn per acre in Scott and Mississippi counties in the early 1950s. He was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge in Commerce.
On Nov. 21, 1945, at Charleston, he married Margaret Ellen Brown who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Donna Lough of Marble Hill and Gregory Lough and Ellen Cornelius of Houston; one daughter and son-in-law, Luanne and Ed Kiefner of Patton; one brother, George William Lough; one sister, Gusta Wagner; five grandchildren, Melissa Lough, Barry Urhahn, Leigh Vosseller, Michael Lough and Jennifer Fridgen; and nine great-grandchildren, Madeline Urhahn, Grace Urhahn, Mikayla Vosseller, Hayden Vosseller, Madison Lough, Brook LeGrand, Hannah Fridgen, Grayson Fridgen and Lillian Fridgen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the chapel with the Rev. Dr. Bruce Owens officiating.
A private burial will be held at a later date at the Oakdale Cemetery in Commerce.
The Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.
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may be made to:
St. Paul United
Commerce, MO 63742