Ewald R. Ring “Bud”, Darboy, age 89, entered eternal life on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. He was born January 5, 1929, in Appleton, the son of Ewald Sr. and Rena (Gehring). He was baptized at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Appleton, confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kaukauna, and attended Kaukauna High School. On June 24, 1961, he married Elizabeth Buss in Appleton, and they were married for 36 years until her death on May 1, 1998.
He served in the U.S. Army Branch 370 Amphibious Engineers from 1951-1953 during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company as a Journeyman (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning maintenance). He worked there for 27 years until his retirement in October 1991.
Bud served on the Board of Directors with Kaukauna Credit Union from 1964-1997 and was a member of the Wisconsin Steam and Antique Engine Club. He was the President of the Freedom Moravian Cemetery from 2001-2015. Bud was the proud owner of a 1922 Model-T for over 60 years which he exhibited at numerous car shows and drove in many parades.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother Wesley, brother James, and sister Lois.
He is survived by his brother, Roy (Betsy) Stockbridge, sister, Jane Butala, Royal Oak, MI., and his two sons, Timothy, Darboy, and Robert, Sherwood.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (today) at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 11:00 am at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 705 E. Greenfield Dr., Little Chute, WI with Rev. Ronald Szep officiating. Friends may again call at the church from 9:00 am until the time of service. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park. A memorial fund has been established. Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The family thanks the staff at AMC, and the St. Paul Home for the loving care and comfort they provided to Bud during his illness.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes,
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!