March 8, 1926-Oct. 9, 2012
SLAYTON - Services for Merle "Bud" Kathman, 86, of Slayton will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church in rural Westbrook. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be private. Military honors accorded by the Westbrook American Legion Post and the Westbrook VFW Post.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
He was born March 8, 1926, in Emmet, Iowa, to Francis and Ora (Murray) Kathman. In 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in1946.
Survivors include his children, Darlene Korte of Annandale, Eldon of Buffalo, Karen Kopperud of Westbrook, Linda Johnson of Luverne, Darrell of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dorothy of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and sisters, Rose Danielson of Tracy and Betty Bakke Fischer of St. James.