Obituary: Harcourt E. “Bud” Quick Jr., 77, of Ludington

February 18, 2019

Harcourt E. “Bud” Quick Jr.

Obituary: Harcourt E. “Bud” Quick Jr., 77, of Ludington

Harcourt E. “Bud” Quick Jr., 77, of Ludington, passed away on February 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.  Bud was born May 13, 1941 in Bay City to Harcourt E Quick Sr. and Arlene (Tonn) Quick. His family soon moved to Scottville where he grew up.  

After high school, Bud enlisted in the Navy to see the world. Unfortunately, he only got to see the great state of Florida.  He was an aviation electrician and had many adventures flying with the pilots during test flights. After leaving the Navy, he returned home.  He worked for GTE installing telephone systems and was able to retire in his early 50s. He was active his whole life, but jokingly complained that he was busier after retirement mowing everyone’s lawns, driving his mother to appointments and errands.  He loved doing for others and if anyone needed something done he was right there. Bud was an avid HAM radio operator and very proficient in morse code. Bud was a member of the Mason County Amauter Radio Club and the Mason-Oceana Amauter Radio Club. He also enjoyed kayaking, hiking, fishing, bird watching, and cross country skiing.  When his daughters were young, Bud and family enjoyed camping and trail dirt bike riding. Bud loved making homemade wine and his neighborhood bottling parties were quite popular. He also enjoyed attending events his grandchildren were involved including dance recitals, ball games, and band concerts.

Bud married Barbara M. Vetterieck on February 19, 1966 in Custer.  She preceded him in death on September 13, 1995. Together, they had Renee (Randall) Cogle and Laura (David) Homminga – oh and the often forgotten, Elizabeth Downing (the middle child – family joke).  

Harcourt is survived by his daughters; grandchildren, Courtney (Zach) Page, Miranda Cogle, Aubrey Cogle, Evan Cogle, Madison Downing, and Ava Homminga; his great-grandchildren, Grayson Cogle, Gabriel Wheaton, Peyton Page, and Zooey Page. He is also survived by Jane Krolczyk, his significant other for 23 years; his brother Robert (Suzi) Quick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barbara, granddaughter MacKenna Mae Cogle, his sister Joan Allison, and nephew John Allison.  

Per Bud’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.  His wish is for family and friends to gather this spring for a celebration of life to share fond memories.  Date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Michigan or charity of donors choice.  

The family would like to thank those that visited Bud, provided meals, and sent cards and the Hospice of Michigan staff.  Your kindness is very much appreciated.

Signing off,


Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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