Bernard “Bud” Garthe, age 62, of Annandale died, Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at his home.
Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 7, at Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston with Pastor Orval Wirkkala officiating. Burial will followed at Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
Bernard Rudolph Garthe was born May 20, 1953, in Brainerd to Bernard Sr. and Violet (Starkka) Garthe. Bud’s father died prior to his birth. Violet married Russell Huro and the family moved to Minneapolis. In 1963, they moved to Annandale. Bud graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1971. He founded Bernatello’s Pizza in Norwood; the business later moved to Maple Lake. Bud also owned and operated numerous bars and restaurants. He enjoyed old westerns, going out to breakfast to read the paper, and spending time outdoors. He had a good spirit that will be missed.
Bud is survived by his three children, John (Tammy) of Maple Lake, Carrie of Annandale and Mike (significant other, Tracy Stueven) of Annandale; granddaughter, Danielle Garthe; and brother, Dale “Vada” Huro of Annandale. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Garthe, Russell Huro and Violet Huro.