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Rollin “Bud” Wayne Branstad

Birth Date: September 9, 1928
Death Date: December 29, 2017

Rollin “Bud” Wayne Branstad, 89, of Decatur passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 from complications of surgery.

Bud was born September 9, 1928 in Leland, Iowa, the son of Rudolph and Nettie Branstad. He farmed for five years then served his country in USAF during the Korean War. Bud went to Iowa State University and graduated in 1955. He married Harriet Wentworth August 7, 1955. Bud had a thirty-five year career at ADM. He was a manager for the Commodities Division and traveled to several different countries.

Bud is survived by his wife Harriet, children Susan (Steve) Clement of Crystal, Minnesota, Mark (Mary) Branstad of Rochester, Minnesota, and John (Kimberly) Branstad of Geneva, Illinois, and grandchildren Daniel, Laura, Anna, Josh, Emily, Nathan, and Sarah.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Matthew.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. View the expanded online obituary and send condolences to the family at

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. Jean and I wish to extend our condolences to Harriet, and the family, for their loss. We have known Bud for many years, and he was a wonderful and kind person. He was one of the nicest people We have ever known. Carl and Jean Wangrow.

  2. My sincere condolences to the Branstad family……….Bud and I made a good team managing his muni-bond market holdings for many years. I always appreciated his insights about a variety of topics when we would meet in my office almost monthly .

    I rain into him several times in the past few years grocery shopping @ Krogers in South Shores ……..and glad that our friendship continued after I retired in 2011.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I work for Dr. Totel and Mr. Branstad was always so kind to me. When he would call for his refills, he would always ask for me and I will miss his phones call and kind words.

    Cindy B.

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