Wenceslaus Shea


Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2001

Wenceslaus "Bud" Shea of Ninilchik and Plainfield, Iowa, died at his home in Plainfield on Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, from an apparent heart attack. He was 67.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly, Iowa, with Rev. Mike Tauke officiating. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with a 7 p.m. scripture service.

Mr. Shea was born Aug. 2, 1934, in Geddes, S.D. He was the son of James and Cornelia (Srstka) Shea. Their family moved to Volga, Iowa, when Bud was a child and he later graduated from Volga High School. Bud joined the United States Army and served from 1952 until 1954. He then attended college in Denver, Colo., and Milwaukee, Wisc., for three years. After his education, he went to work for the United States Forest Service as a computer operator in Eugene, Ore., Portland, Ore., and Alexandria, Va.

He was married to Peggy Conforti Sept. 5, 1982, in Williamsburg, Va. The couple resided in Alexandria, Va., until moving to Portland, Ore., in 1993, where they remained until Bud's retirement in 1994. After his retirement, Bud and Peggy moved to Ninilchik and wintered in Plainfield, Iowa.

Mr. Sea was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jim and Dan Shea.

Bud is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Ninilchik and Plainfield; one son, Scott Shea of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers and their wives, Bill and Emmegene Shea of Manchester, Iowa; and Gene and Mary Shea of Waverly, Iowa; one sister and her husband, Mary Lou and Leon McTaggert of Strawberry Point, Iowa; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Shea of Volga, Iowa, and Patricia Shea of Oelwein, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly, Iowa, or the American Red Cross.

Arrangements were made by Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes.

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