Edward Tollef Brudos, 90, of Black River Falls, WI passed away Thursday May
25, 2023.
Ed was born on June 27, 1932 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to George and Ruth
(Morton) Brudos. He was confirmed at Lewis Valley Lutheran Church and
graduated from high school in Mindoro, Wisconsin. Ed married Doris Lee at
Halfway Creek Lutheran Church in Holmen, WI on December 6, 1952, before
being deployed to Germany in the Army.
Ed was known as an extremely hard-working man, owning Brudos Dairy, a door to
door milk route based in Westby, WI; Ed’s By Pass Mobil station in Tomah to
Ed’s Mobil in Black River Falls when the interstate opened. After his first
retirement, he managed the garage and then the hardware division of the
Federation Cooperative in Black River Falls; his next retirement job was at the
Four Seasons Co-op Station, where he worked full time up to age 84.
Ed loved his gardens, sharing his produce with all who would receive, with a
passion for asparagus and raspberries. He also loved his cattle, and putting up his
own hay. Ed was a member of the Miles-Hagel American Legion Post #200 of
Black River Falls, as well as the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and could often be
found washing dishes in the church basement with Lou Musser, Tom Ristiben,
Roger Johnson and others after church events. He also restored over three dozen
wood cookstoves—many of them still in use today.
Ed is survived by his wife Doris; daughters Lori Brudos-Scharlau and Sue (Jody)
Bjerke; grandchildren David (Suzan), Joshua (Heather) and Lee (Sara) Wyss,
Jason (Nicole), Cory (Jill) and Jim (Alisha) Bjerke, and step-granddaughter
Savanna (Kelly) Scharlau; great-grandchildren Zachary, Ashley, Kaleb, Kaylee,
Jackson, Nora, Lief, Silas, Bosco, Siri and Drake Wyss, Lauren, Brayden, Austin
and Harper Bjerke; step-great-grandchildren Emma Watkins, Skye Scharlau and
Ava Campbell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed is also survived by brother
Kenneth (Emily) Brudos of Albuquerque, NM; sister Virginia Luckasson of
Cashton, WI; and brother-in-law Raymond (Marge) Lee of Holmen, WI
Ed is preceded in death by his parents George and Ruth Brudos; brother Robert
Brudos; sister Jeanette Veldey; in-laws Oscar and Helga Lee; and son-in law James
Funeral services for Ed will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2023 beginning at
1:30pm at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Black River Falls. Pastor Jenny

Hatleli will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon until the start of services at
The family requests memorials be directed to the Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Evangelical Lutheran Church Radio Fund, American Legion Miles-Hagen Post
200 and Jackson County Interfaith Caregivers.
The Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with
arrangements, 715-284-4321

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