Wayne D. “Bud” Morrill, 82
Graveside services for Wayne D. “Bud” Morrill, 82 of Fairview will be at 2 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, N.D., with Pastor Kelly Sloan officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Montana Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #114 of Fairview. Visitation will be Thursday, May 14, 2020, from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, May 15, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.
Wayne D. “Bud” Morrill, 82, of Fairview, Mont. passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 in Billings, Mont. as the result of a car accident and existing health issues.
Bud was born in E. Fairview, N.D. on the family farm on Aug. 25, 1937, to Allen and Carrie (Hunter) Morrill. He attended Fairview schools until he graduated in 1955. Bud worked for his mom and dad on the family farm.
Bud was united in marriage to Shirley R. Berry on June 1, 1963. They stayed in Fairview until they moved to Quincy, Wash. in 1964.
Bud and Shirley ran a custom haying business, doing harobedding, swathing and baling. They also took cattle on the gain for a time.
Bud worked for Clerf Equipment selling farm equipment and then for Pure Gro as a fertilizer salesman.
In 1980, Bud and Shirley moved back to Fairview and made their home at Dreamland.
Bud worked for Hi-Line Trucking, operating heavy equipment and driving a truck. He also worked for Gulf Interstate as a welding inspector and for Don Franz Construction as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver.
After a back injury and surgery he was unable to return to construction work, so he and Shirley started “Bud’s Produce.” He and Shirley ran the produce farm for several great years, providing the valley with astounding amounts of fresh vegetables and fruit. The main crop was “Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn.” People came from all over to purchase corn and all of the other home-grown treats. Bud really enjoyed meeting all of the people that came to buy from him.
People often asked, “Where did you get your nickname?” Bud’s folks had a man working for them that had a son serving in World War II. He was killed in action. He then started calling Wayne, “Bud” — and he was called that proudly from then forward.
Bud is survived by his loving wife, Shirley, and several nieces and nephews.
“So together they built a life they loved.”