Byron Haskins

Byron “Bud” Haskin, 93, of Staples, passed away July 28, 2019 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. 

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Fri., August 2, and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday. 

Interment will be with full military honors at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Bud was born on October 30, 1925 in Hill City to James and Hilma (Anderson) Haskin. He grew up in Verndale and attended country school.  The family moved to Staples where he intended to finish school until he was called to serve his country in 1944. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bell as a gunner and radio operator during World War II and the Korean Conflict, until his honorable discharge in 1946. Bud was united in marriage to his soul mate and love of his life, Betty Lyons, on July 18, 1950 in Staples. Following his tour of duty, Bud returned to Staples and purchased the Phillips 66 gas and delivery station, owning it for over 40 years until his retirement in 1984. The couple also enjoyed time at the cabin on Fishtrap Lake. Bud was a past member of the Staples City Council (serving 22 years), Chamber of Commerce, past Master of the Crescent Lodge, Evergreen Hill Cemetery Board, Staples, past member of the Development Corp., Wadena VFW Post #3922, and active member of the Congregational Church.  Bud’s true love was hunting, fishing, children and grandchildren. All who knew him will dearly miss him.

Bud is survived by two sons, Larry (Cathy) Haskin of Maple Grove and Scott (Pamela) Haskin of Verndale; one daughter, Linda (Jeff) Johnson of Staples; seven grandchildren, Mallory and Claire Haskin, Jamie (Shannon) Johnson, Alisha (Chris) Pesola, Ashley (Alan) Schmidt, Crystal and Jeremy Haskin; six great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Ryleigh, Hailey Johnson, Ally, Caden Pesola, Caleb Schmidt.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Haskin; parents; one brother, Leroy Haskin; one sister, Ruth Sellnow and one granddaughter.

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