Oliver “Bud” Garrison, 86, Woodstock, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his home.
He was born May 7, 1927, in Salem to Charles and Bernice (Brown) Garrison.
On May 12, 1945, he married Julia Legler at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Hartland.
He was a veteran, serving in the United States Army during World War II and stationed in Germany. For 35 years he worked for Northern Illinois Gas Company. He enjoyed camping with his family, fishing and woodworking. Mostly he loved spending time with his grandchild and great-grandchild.
Survivors include his wife; a son, James (Ann) Garrison; a daughter, Teresa Herendeen; a grandson, Tobias (Cindy) Herendeen; a great-grandson, Garrison Herendeen; a sister, Mable Harwood; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and many brothers and sisters.
Visitation and funeral were held Feb. 17 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home. Burial with military honors was provided by VFW Post 5040 at McHenry County Memorial Park.