Wilfred F.
Wilfred F. "Bud" Cronk, Jr.

October 14, 1935 - November 5, 2019
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 the loving heart of W. F. “Bud” Cronk, 84, stopped beating, then he awakened to eternal life with his Savior, Jesus Christ, and his beloved wife, Margaret. His family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 11 at Fellowship Baptist Church, where he had been a long-time member. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 12 at Fellowship followed by a 12:30 p.m. burial at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Wilfred Franklin Cronk, Jr. was born on October 14, 1935 in Des Moines to Wilfred Sr. and Aldene Jane (Perrigo) Cronk. Following high school, Bud entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1954 then honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1957. He and Margaret Porter were married on October 4, 1958 and together made a home in Des Moines. Bud drove truck cross-country for International Transport to support his family. He enjoyed woodworking, yardwork and playing Cribbage. He also enjoyed the companionship of his pets including his dog, Skipper, and cats, Fancy and Cinnabar.

Those left to cherish Bud’s memory include his son, Mark A. (Corina) Cronk; daughter, Catherine A. (Mark) Grimm, of Des Moines; six grandchildren, Mark (Alina), Kristopher and Hannah Grimm and Faith, Joshua and Micah Cronk; other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Fellowship Baptist Church.






Fellowship Baptist Church
1503 SE 6th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
Monday, November 11, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fellowship Baptist Church
1503 SE 6th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
10:30 AM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:30 PM


Fellowship Baptist Church
1503 SE 6th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315