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“Bud was a fellow teacher at the Job Corps Center at Fort Custer when I was just starting out during 1966-1968. What a great guy! Also remember...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ray Rowles - Battle Creek, MI

“I had Bud Volpe as a special ed teacher when i went to Lakeview High School back in 78-80. He was i cool teacher. He will be miss ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Timothy Birmingham - Battle Creek, MI

“My heart goes out to you, your mother, and all of your family, Brent. your cousin,Susan ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Susan Yewchyn - Richland, WA

“I was a former Pennfield Elementary Student which attended his class. Mr Volpe was a great and fun teacher. He held a lasting memory to me, an...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Michelle (Wells) McGinn - MI

“Mr. Volpe was a quiet, kind, gentle-mannered man. Like many teachers of the day, he focused on the kids and not himself, though there was much to...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Denise Poyer - Battle Creek, MI

“RIP Uncle Bud.. You will always have a special place in my heart.. Please give the rest of the family in Heaven my love and a big hug to my Dad from...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jama ( Volpe )Nisonger - St Louis, MI


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Luis J. "Bud" Volpe

Battle Creek, MI

Luis J. "Bud" Volpe, age 93, of Battle Creek MI passed away on October 11, 2017. He was born on May 2, 1924 in Benzie County, MI the son of James and Elizabeth (Fewins) Volpe. Luis, commonly known as "Bud", was the second oldest of twelve children. He was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Bud graduated from Western Michigan University and held two Master Degrees in Education from Michigan State University. He was an elementary and driver education teacher in Pennfield School District and later taught in Lakeview School District, retiring in 1986 after more than thirty years of educating students. Bud enjoyed spending time with his fellow teachers and with his large extended family and friends. His hobbies included horses, snowmobiling and travel.

Bud was preceded in death by his previous wife, Geraldine Volpe and six of his brothers and sisters. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Carol "Tonie" Culp and her husband Fred Culp; his grandchildren, Brent Culp and Theresa (Culp) Kreske; and his great-grandchildren, Henry and Vivian Culp and Elise and David Kreske.

Open to family and friends, a military service will be held promptly at noon on Monday, October 16th at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Rd. Augusta, MI. Guests are asked to enter the vehicle procession area at the front of Fort Custer National Cemetery no earlier than 11:30am. A reception will follow the ceremony at Springbrook Golf & Grill, 1600 Avenue A. Springfield, MI. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.