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DECATUR -- Rollin “Bud” Wayne Branstad, 89, of Decatur passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 from complications of surgery.

Bud was born September 9, 1928 in Leland, Iowa, the son of Rudolph and Nettie Branstad. He farmed for five years then served his country in USAF during the Korean War. Bud went to Iowa State University and graduated in 1955. He married Harriet Wentworth August 7, 1955. Bud had a thirty-five year career at ADM. He was a manager for the Commodities Division and traveled to several different countries.

Bud is survived by his wife Harriet, children Susan (Steve) Clement of Crystal, Minnesota, Mark (Mary) Branstad of Rochester, Minnesota, and John (Kimberly) Branstad of Geneva, Illinois, and grandchildren Daniel, Laura, Anna, Josh, Emily, Nathan, and Sarah.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Matthew.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. View the expanded online obituary and send condolences to the family at

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