Eldon “Bud” L. White, 93 years of age, of Blue Springs passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the Beatrice Community Hospital surrounded with family. He was born on January 21, 1931, to Leslie and Bertha (Shelly) White.  Eldon joined the U.S. Marine Corps on March 30, 1949, and served until June 20, 1950.  During that time, he was awarded the Korea Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.  Eldon then joined the National Guard in Pueblo, Colorado and served as Sergeant until August 21, 1952.  He was a member of the American Legion for over 70 years and received the Quilt of Valor on May 29, 2023.  Eldon enjoyed camping, going to the races, fly-in breakfasts, playing pitch, cruising, cooking and spending time with family.  In his spare time, he was a private pilot.

Eldon is survived by his fiancé of 30 years Janetta Frerichs of Blue Springs, step-daughters: Judy Jochum and husband Bill of Lincoln, Linda Smith and husband Steve of Lincoln, Janet Rule and husband Clinton of Liberty, step-sons: Ron Frerichs and wife Diana of Wymore, Elroy Frerichs and wife Julie of Hartville, MO; his brother David White and wife Rita of Lincoln, his sister Becky Picolet of Wamego, KS; Karen Collins of Indio, CA; brother-in-law Fred Gritz, sister-in-law Norma White of Huntington, CA; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou Kuntz; son Richard White; sisters: Mary Scheel, Verna Clements, Betty Gritz; brothers Sam and Leslie White, and nephew Matthew White.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice with Chaplain Sharon Schuster officiating. Interment with military rites by the Nebraska Army National Honor Guard will be at 2:00 PM at the Highland Center Cemetery in rural Cortland. Family will greet friends at visitation from 6 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.