OLIVER FREDRICK (BUD) BURROW

Oliver Fredrick (Bud) Burrow was born January 2, 1933, in Toledo, to Oliver Nathan Burrow and Martha Susan Fredericksen.

He grew up on Lawton Avenue in Toledo, Ohio, and one day he was climbing a tree and slipped and fell. He landed at the feet of Jacquelyn Lee. His fate was sealed. They married in 1952 and promptly started a family.

Their first child, Susan was born while Bud was serving in the Army in Austria during the Korean War.

When Bud came home he was a very busy man. He started his apprenticeship in tool and die at the Dura Corporation and continued working on creating a family. Along came Mark, Laurie and Matt.

When Bud started a new career at Ford Motor Company in Wood Haven he moved his growing family from 325th in Point Place over to a bigger home in Shoreland. During the next couple of years he worked on raising his family and started on making his dream of being his own boss come true. Right around 1970, he took the first steps to doing just that. Bud and his friend Bob Brown started B&B Rent-A-Rent. Bud and his son, Mark, working out of Bob’s garage and fighting Toledo City Council won the right to put their signs on the streets of Toledo. The sign business turned into B&B Machining and Fabricating, which Bud and Bob ran together for several years.

In 1978, Bud ventured off with his son, Mark, and created Burrow Industries, Inc.in Temperance, Michigan. Bud, Mark and Matt, along with all kinds of friends and family have worked at Burrow Industries over the years. It was a good solid business, still running strong today.

Bud retired at 68 to travel the country in his motor home with his wife and dog(s). He was very proud to say he visited every state, including Alaska–thanks to his “brother”-in-law, Devon, and sister-in-law, Ginger. He even made it to Hawaiithough not in the motorhome.

Bud was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Jacquelyn; his daughter, Susan; his brother, Gene (Buster), and grandson, David Moore.

Left to miss him are his children, Mark Burrow, Laurie (Glenn) Hamilton and Matthew (Debbie) Burrow; grandchildren, Jennifer (Steven) Mayo, Michael (Crystal) Oehlers, Craig (Julia) Burrow, Lynne (Nate) Delong, Lucas (Debra) Mikolayczyk, Brandy (Keith) Duslak, and Brandon (Jennifer) Burrow, and 18 great-grandchildren. Also left to miss Bud is special daughter-inlaw, Sue (Robert) Robida.

Visitation was held Sunday, March 24, from 2 to 8 p.m., at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit Street, Toledo. The funeral service for Bud was Monday, March 25, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Interment followed with military honors in Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio. Please share condolences at hoeningfuneral home.com.

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