Arline E. Budde, 89, of Wilton,

April 12, 2018

Arline E. Budde, 89, of Wilton, died Tuesday April 10, 2018 at the Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.

She was born September 26, 1928 to Ronald and Dorothy (Domke) Sommerfeldt on the home farm, south of Wilton. Arline was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She attended the Tunnel Joint and Slab Town Country Schools. Arline was a member of the Wilton High School Graduating Class of 1947. She was united in marriage to Theron M. Budde on April 16, 1955 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wilton. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1999. Together they farmed in the town of Wilton since August 1, 1959. Her son, David, is a 3rd generation farmer on the family farm. Arline worked as a banker for many years, working at: The F & M Bank in Tomah and as well as the Wilton Bank until her retirement. She belonged to the Dorset Valley Homemakers and served as the Treasurer in the Town of Wilton for over 12 years. She was a lifetime faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and served on the ladies’ circle. Arline had beautiful flower gardens and loved to grow glads and irises, she loved to feed the birds and also raise chickens. She was an excellent cook and will always be remembered for making her homemade bread, doughnuts, and many delicious meals! She was a proud grandma and loved sending heartfelt birthday cards. Arline was a relentless servant her whole life, she was always caring and more concerned about her children than herself up until the end. She was the definition of a loving mother.

She is survived by 6 children, Rosalee (David) Rischette of Wilton, Linda (David) Rego of Elroy, Diane (Dan) Ziehli of Monticello, Gary (Jennifer) Budde of Kendall, Jodeen (Brian) Nelson of Elroy, and David Budde of Wilton, 13 grandchildren; Paul Rischette, Jacob Rego, Rebekah (Fiancée Brad Klipstein) Rego, Rachel Rego, Joshua Rego, Cory (Robin Baldwin) Dutton, Matthew (Chynna Flock) Dutton, James (Jessica Woodruff) Budde, Cole (Dominique) Budde, Carrie (Fiancée Dalton Simonson) Budde, Jennifer (Jamie) Perz, Andrew (Brittany) Nelson, and Emily Nelson, 4 step-grandchildren, Jacob Ziehli, Peter Ziehli, Savannah Ziehli and Shelbe Ziehli, 3 great-grandchildren Jackson, Candace, and Jameson, a step-grandson Eli, 2 brothers, Gordon Summerfeld of Holmen and Richard (Myrna) Sommerfeldt of Tomah, a sister-in-law Betty Pohl, 3 brothers-in-law Bobby (Ruth) Budde of Clear Lake, MN, George Budde of Midwest, OK, and Richard Budde of Rolling Hills Estate, CA, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Theron, she was preceded in death by her parents and a son Paul Alan, 4 sisters-in-law Maxine Turk, Margie Spina, Lila Sommerfeldt and Carol Summerfeld.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:30 P.M. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 401 Mill St., Wilton. Pastor Brad Lindberg and Pastor Bob Waschek will officiate. Burial will be in the Dorset Valley Cemetery, Town of Wilton. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Smith Nelson Funeral Home, 702 Center St. Wilton on Friday 4:00 P.M. and at the church on Sat. rom 2:30 until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to