Clayton “Bud” Landaal

Date of Death: Sep 03, 2021
Clayton “Bud” Landaal

1936 - 2021

Clayton “Bud” Landaal of Waupun, Wisconsin, age 85, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus surrounded by his family on September 3, 2021.


Bud was born June 25, 1936 to Bert and Alice (Loomans) Landaal in Waupun. Bud was raised in the Waupun/Brandon area on the family farm. He attended Brandon and Waupun schools. He joined the Army and served our country from 1956 to 1958. He served in the anti-artillery battalion and was stationed around Washington DC. He married the love of his life, Sylvia Dykstra, on July 2, 1960 in Waupun where they raised their family. He was employed with the State of Wisconsin for 33 years, retiring from Dodge Correctional Facility in 1990. He was a member of the American Legion Post 210 where he was actively involved, serving faithfully on the Honor Guard, honoring veterans. He served on board for the Waupun Utilities and the board of the Fire and Police Commission for many years. He loved his Trinity Church family where he served on the consistory as elder and deacon. He also was on the building committee at Trinity and spearheaded many projects within the church. Bud was a husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa and great friend to many. Bud was well known for his deer horn mounting business, estimating into thousands of mounts over the years for his faithful deer hunting clients. Bud drove bus for Edmunds Bus Service for decades and he loved pouring into and building up the kids on his bus. Taking up golf upon retirement Bud even went on to chalk up two holes in one in his golf tenure. At their Florida home Bud took up shuffleboard and was the Club shuffleboard champion. Bud was a fun competitor and was always sure to kiddingly rub it in good when he won! Bud enjoyed keeping their lawn, cars and their house neat and immaculate. With a fully equipped workshop in his basement, “Bud’s Happy Place”, chances are you just may have one of Bud’s many projects he has done over the years in your house. Bud loved God, Bud loved his beautiful wife and cherished his family and savored each moment with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bud showed his children and grandchildren Christian values, how to work hard, and to not quit until the job was completed and the job was done right. These legacy values are now being passed onto Bud’s great grandchildren.


Bud is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife Sylvia of 61 years, two children, Connie (Robert) Kamphuis of Mayville and Steve (Darla) Landaal of Orlando, FL, 4 grandchildren, Andy (Kaitlin) Kamphuis, Nick (Jami) Kamphuis, Danielle Landaal, Ben (Paige) Landaal, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Marge Redeker, Ruthann (Cal) Flegner, and 1 brother, Byron Landaal (special Friend Julie Brooks) all of Waupun, and many nieces and nephews who affectionately called him “Uncle Bud.”
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Alice Landaal, his father-in-law and mother-in-law. George and Anna Dykstra, two sisters and brothers-in-law , Mary Nell (Gordy) Braun, Ardell (Milan) Stelsel, his brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie (Janice) Landaal, and brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Bob Redeker, Donald (Shirley) Dykstra, Mary (Bob) Rens.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.


Memorial services for Bud Landaal will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Brent Matzen officiating.


Inurnment will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery where American Legion Post 210 will perform military honors.


Memorials may be directed to The Honor Flight or Trinity Reformed Church.

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  1. Rhonda Lawton Says: September 4, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    To know Bud is to love him! He has left a great legacy.

  2. Bruce Wilterdink Says: September 4, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Bud was a wonderful man of great faith, love and kindness. I was priveleged to know him and serve as his pastor during his stroke and recovery.May God bless and comfort his family.

  3. Bud was a wonderful cousin. I loved his smile which he gave to everyone he knew. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  4. David and Ellen Says: September 5, 2021 at 9:06 am

    How much fun we have had since you moved to Swiss Golf in Florida, it has been a joy to know you and all the family. We will miss your smile and humor.

  5. Tom @ Fran Larmon Says: September 5, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Bud was one of the nicest and kindness person we have known. He loved playing cards and golfing. We had great times together. Bud will be missed by all his friends at Swiss Golf and Tennis. RIP Bud ??

  6. Dick & Sheila Edgar Says: September 6, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Sylvia, Steve, Darla, Connie and Bob:
    Bud touched the lives of so many people. Bud was a wonderful, caring person who we were proud to call our friend. He will be dearly missed. Our condolences to the family.

  7. Lois Keller Says: September 6, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Dear Sylvia, I am so sorry to hear about Bud. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Jamie and Bob Mikkelsen Says: September 6, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Dear Sylvia, Connie, Steve and the rest of your family. Words cannot express how very sad I am to hear of Buds passing. The one thing that helps is his faith was so strong that he’ll be in Heaven telling all of his jokes! We’re very sorry and send our thoughts, prayers and love to all of you. We’re thinking about you all and sending many prayers ??

  9. John & Helen Harbarenko Says: September 11, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Our condolences to you Sylvia and family. So sorry to hear about Bud’s passing. It is a comfort to know that He is at home now with the Lord. He loved life and it showed! His zest for life was contagious to anyone that was around him. I especially enjoyed shuffling with him – especially if he was my partner.. he always made it so FUN! He will be missed for sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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