William Oscar Labude passed away May 26, 2021. He was born on September 16, 1930, to Eleanor Mundt and Oscar Herman Labude in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he held offices for 60 years of President, Vice President, Trustee, and Stewardship. Bill was an active participant of the local branch of the Aid Association for Lutherans as President and Lamplighter. He did volunteer work for St. Joseph Hospital in their Senior Activities unit, Kentucky Harvest, and he worked on many Habitat for Humanity houses in Lexington. He worked as a Civil Engineer for 37 years before retiring from GRW Engineers. Bill was a lifetime member of the National and Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers and the National and local American Society of Civil Engineers. He received his Civil Engineering degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana. He served 4 years in the Air Force. His hobbies were woodworking, fishing, golf, bowling (including Organizer and Secretary Treasurer of the Professional Engineers Bowling League), and baseball (where he played for the JSW Engineers, as well as playing for the St. John's Lutheran Church softball team).
Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years Jean (Lundholm); his two sons, David (Marilyn) Labude of Lexington and Mark (Cynthia) Labude of West Monroe, Louisiana; his sister Carol (Don) Julson of St. Louis. Missouri; his loving grandchildren, Brian Labude, Daniel Labude, Christina (Brad) Link of Lexington, and Amanda Labude of New Orleans, Louisiana; his nephew Michael Julson of Missouri and his niece Sharon Ligget of Illinois. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Labude.
A memorial service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 516 Pasadena Drive, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. John's Lutheran Church or a donation to your favorite charity.