Skip to comments.Freeper Budge has Passed - RIP
Posted on 02/03/2011 5:11:05 PM PST by TheBattman
In loving memory of
Anthony Eugene "Budge" Rahe, Jr. December 3, 1934 - February 1, 2011
Anthony "Budge" Rahe, Jr., 76, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, February 1, 2011.
He was born December 3, 1934 in Houston, Texas, son of the late Anthony Rahe, Sr. and Margaret Insirillo Rahe.
Mr. Rahe was reared and received his early education in Houston, graduating from Beaumont High School.
After moving to Pine Bluff, Budge worked as a radio disk jockey for KOTN for many years and recently as a Wal-Mart greeter.
Survivors include two nephews, Kyle Ponder and Brad Ponder.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.
I first met Budge when I was a youngster growing up in PIne Bluff, Arkansas when I joined the Pine Bluff Commodore Computer Club. I will admit that at the time - he intimidated me. I was a teen, and he was this "monster with two hooks for hands"... Little did I know or even have the ability to grasp at the time - Budge was no monster.
I became reaquainted with Budge through FreeRepublic, long after I had moved away, gone to college, and began teaching. Budge was likely one of the most reliable and active members of the Arkansas "chapter". We could count on him to be at meeting, and to be very vocal in our "freeps" - particularly of old Bill Clintoon. Budge also helped fuel my taste for sushi and sashimi (though me and food don't need a lot of encouragement to get together!).
I hadn't heard much from him in quite some time, and I contacted another of our old friends and fellow freeper "Travelgirl". She forwarded me his newest email address, and we had just begun to correspond again in the last couple of weeks. In fact, the last forwarded email he sent was only about 3 days ago... so getting the message that he had just passed (February 1) blew my mind.
As far as I know, Budge remained a registered Democrat - not because he had any sympathy for their platform, but as a disruptor and trouble-maker for them in primary elections.
I know that JimRob knows Budge quite well, as they have met several times, including trips to DC.
I encourage those who remember Budge to post on this thread your memories and hopefully some pictures (especially those AR Freeper meetings and freeps).
Budge was the best! Rest in Peace FRiend!
May he RIP. Prayers for his family.
Rest in Peace, Budge. Prayers for your family.
Another FReeper has passed
One more DC Chapter ping for Budge.
Prayers for the family...and encouragement that they know that, in Heaven, he is made whole and will walk to Jesus and the light and be embraced by everlasting love.
Condolences and prayers to the family.
Prayers up for his family and close friends. May he rest in peace.
One day every tear will be wiped awa7
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Ah, so sad. May he rest in peace.
I came to know “Budge” Rahe via another route, and he was inspiring as a patriot with an abiding faith.
I loved his flares of skepticism where he would demand about anything, “What is the evidence?”
I am sure he sits in Heaven now.
Rest in peace, Budge.
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.
Budge's last post was at 10:43 am on 31 January. He posted
Amen, TC! to TruthConquers, who had written,
Preach Christ and HIS salvation. That would be more important.
My deepest condolences.
Requiescat in pace.
God, rest the soul of Thy servant Anthony with the saints.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.
Thought you should know.
Notre père, qui êtes aux cieux!
Que votre nom soit sanctificié. Que votre règne vienne.
Que votre volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
et ne nous soumetez pas à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous du mal.
Car c'est à toi qu'appartiènne, le régne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles des siècles.
Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Prayers for Budge and his family and friends.
Our state lost a great Patriot!
I’ve been acquainted with Budge off and on for nearly 20 years. We met while both of us ran Bulletin Board Systems pre-internet and moved the early email and message forum between our boards.
I know Budge was interested in educating people about what he saw coming in this country for many years.
He will be missed. G*d bless and care for him and his family.
Prayers going up.
Prayers going up for Budge and those who love him.
May God receive him into joy and console those who mourn foe him.
Sorry to hear of his passing.
He will be missed.
my condolences to family and friends
I met Budge when he came to DC about 10 years ago. I became one of the many people who were inspired by his philosophical and personal courage. RIP, Budge.
May God be thickly with each family member.
Prayers for the family.
May the Lord shine his light upon him and give him peace.
Prayers for his family and friends.
Prayers for the family. He will be missed.
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