Byron “Bud” Haskin, 93, of Staples, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Services for Bud will be at 10AM, Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples. Visitation for Bud will be from 5-7PM on Friday, August 2, 2019 and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday. Interment will be with full military honors at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples, MN.
Bud was born on October 30, 1925 in Hill City to James and Hilma (Anderson) Haskin. He grew up in Verndale and attended country school. The family moved to Staples where he tried to finish school, however, he was called to serve his country in 1944. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bell as a gunner and radio operator during World War II and the Korean Conflict, until his honorable discharge in 1946. Bud was united in marriage to his soul mate and love of his life, Betty Lyons, on July 18, 1950 in Staples. Following his tour of duty, Bud returned to Staples and purchased the Phillips 66 gas and delivery station for over 40 years until his retirement in 1984. The couple also enjoyed their time at the cabin on Fishtrap Lake. Bud was a past member of the Staples City Council (serving 22 years), Chamber of Commerce, past Master of the Crescent Lodge, Evergreen Hill Cemetery Board of Staples, past member of the Development Corp., Wadena VFW Post #3922, and active member of the Congregational Church. Bud’s true love was hunting, fishing, children and grandchildren. All who knew him will dearly miss him.
Bud is survived by his two sons, Larry (Cathy) Haskin of Maple Grove, Scott (Pamela) Haskin of Verndale; daughter, Linda (Jeff) Johnson of Staples; grandchildren, Mallory and Claire Haskin, Jamie (Shannon) Johnson, Alisha (Chris) Pesola, Ashley (Alan) Schmidt, Crystal and Jeremy Haskin; great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Ryleigh, Hailey Johnson, Ally, Caden Pesola, Caleb Schmidt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Haskin; parents, James and Hilma Haskin; brother, Leroy Haskin; and sister, Ruth Sellnow; and one granddaughter.