Eugene Medina

Eugene "Bud" Medina

Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Bud Medina was two things. A railroad man and a family man. He began his career with the Milwaukee Road at a young age. Bud worked alongside his father, first as a common laborer and for a short time as Assistant Roadmaster before retiring as a Section Forman. His railroad travels took him across northern Illinois where he met his future bride in Lanark, IL. He and Judith Carbaugh were married on September 18, 1965 and began their life together in South Elgin. It also began a lifelong love of collecting - especially Milwaukee Road memorabilia. Bud was generous with his knowledge, stories, and love. He and Judi raised their son John in South Elgin and always had room for a grandchild or two. And occasionally a gentle shadow could be seen watching this family grow. Waiting for Bud in heaven is his son Wallace who was briefly on this earth in 1952. Bud was preceded in death by his parents Tiburcio and Ramona Medina, sisters Pauline Nygaard, Marguerite Radloff, and brother Bernard Medina. He is survived by his wife Judi, son John David Medina (Tina), sisters Virginia Tharp, Mary Thies, and Darlene Medina-Maalo, grandchildren, John, Amanda, and Phoenix Medina, Cassie Reyes. As well as many nieces and nephews and lifelong friend Marie Idaszak. No flowers please but donations to Anderson Animal Shelter would be appreciated. At Bud’s request, attendees are asked to wear jeans and a T-shirt.
A special thank you to the South Elgin police officers and first responders and staff at St. Joseph’s hospital for their compassion and care.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 3:00pm
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, South Elgin
    95 South Gilbert St.
    South Elgin, Illinois 60177
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    Visitation 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Burial Private
  • Interment

    Memorial Washington Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Burial will be private for the family.


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Your Friends from Lineage

Posted at 06:42am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Thomas Adams

Posted at 07:18pm
My condolences to you and your family. I am getting old, but if my memory serves me, I worked with Bud in 1955 and 56 during the summer attached to the extra gang out of Spaulding, IL. He always impressed me with his smile and abilities to get the job done. I always remember his black peaked hat he wore and his clothes were always neat. His ability to give the candy dancers the prompts to straighten out the rails was always great. He was a man, young one at that time as I was, but Don Ringlebauer was our boss and we worked as a team to make sure those tracks were in good shape. I had been looking for him in the past years and this is not the way I was hoping to find him. God bless you Bud along with your great family.
Tom Adams

The Goldman Lowe Household

Posted at 03:42pm
With our love and deepest condolences, from Terry & Amanda Goldman (Lowe) & Ruby Lowe
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Rob Davs

Posted at 06:13pm
Bud touched so many lives with his outgoing, loving personality. He was a loving husband, Dad & Grandpa. He was also a very special “Outlaw,” loved by all of us. We cherish the time we had with him. Our heartfelt prayers & love to Judi, John, John Jr. & Amanda. Soarwith the angels Bud!

Marie Idaszak Posted at 10:56am

Everyone loved to listen to his stories. He had a wonderful way to Express them to you. I will miss that. He also did beautiful leather work. He Will be missed by all of us Marie Idaszak

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