Adrian “Bud” Leiterman, of Antigo, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Mount View Care Center in Wausau. He was 87 years old. He was born on April 20, 1931, in Antigo, a son of Harvey and Loretta (Schisel) Leiterman. He married Barbara Utnehmer on April 14, 1951, at St. John Catholic Church, Antigo. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2013.
He attended St. John grade school and graduated Antigo High School in 1949. In high school, he was selected and attended Badger Boys State Leadership Conference. He continued his education becoming the first agricultural student from Antigo High School to get a State Farming degree.
Mr. Leiterman drove milk truck for Hyland Lakes Dairy for 37 years. In 1970 he purchased Hyland Lakes Dairy routes and was a distributor for seven years with seven trucks on the road. He later worked as a manager at the True Value Hardware store in Antigo and worked as a machine operator at the Vulcan. He was also an insurance representative for American Family Assurance or “AFLAC”, retiring in 2000. For several years he worked part-time pumping gas at Bob’s Standard and Marathon Gas stations.
Bud was very active in Future Farmers of America, taught hunters safety and coached St. Mary grade school sports teams. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his yard, planting trees, raising dogs, long walks and riding horses with his family.
Survivors include three daughters, Gail (Mike) Bovet, Antigo, LeeAnn (Bill) Walker, Buffalo, Missouri, Nancy (Hank) Kakes, Bryant; four sons, Daniel (Jan) Leiterman, Trego, Steven (Lori) Leiterman, Antigo, David Leiterman (Louis), Surprise, AZ, Brian (Darnel) Leiterman, Bryant;
twelve grandchildren, Mandy Ferg, Clintonville, Philip (Shelly) Bovet, Wausau, Leroy Leiterman, Antigo, Nicole (Alan) Horzewski, Antigo, Ashley (Justin) Nacius, Newald, Jake (Ashley) Leiterman, Bryant, Tiffany (Tony) Pennington, Antigo, Heather Kakes, Moorhead, Minnesota, Cody Kakes, Bryant, Ryan Leiterman, Trego, Matt (Kami) Leiterman, Fall Creek, Drew Walker, Edwardsville, IL;
eleven great-grandchildren, Philine Bovet, Zachary Bovet, Mia Bovet, Ryan Bovet, Ava Kakes, Zoey Ferg, Nash Ferg, Charli Nacius, Easton Nacius, Riley Leiterman, Brielle Leiterman;
a sister, Theresa Baptist of Wausau; a brother, Jim (Nancy) Leiterman of New Hampshire; a sister-in-law, Patricia Leiterman, Wauwatosa.
In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Trinity Walker; two great-grandchildren Ayden Pennington and Grace Leiterman; a brother, Richard Leiterman; his step-father, Ralph Schroeder; and a brother-in-law, Werner Baptist.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. at SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
A parish wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Future Farmers of America, Antigo Chapter, 1900 10th Ave. Antigo, WI 54409 or SS Mary Hyacinth Catholic Church, 819 Third Ave. Antigo, WI 54409.