Lawrence "Bud" Raymond Hatch passed away at 7 a.m. Monday (July 25, 2011) at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana.
Lawrence "Bud" Hatch
A memorial service will be held in his honor at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Clark Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, Urbana. The Rev. Katherine Kussmaul and the Rev. Steven Shoemaker will officiate. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at 5 p.m. at the Champaign Country Club.
Mr. Hatch was born Feb. 4, 1912, to parents Walter and May (Lawrence) Hatch.
After graduating from Urbana High School in 1930, Bud graduated from the University of Illinois College of Commerce in 1934 and received his degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1937.
Bud married Ellen Ainsworth on June 4, 1938, in Mason City, Ill. She preceded him in death on April 29, 1995.
Survivors include one son, William Hatch (Nancy) of Champaign; one daughter, Anne Collins (Norman) of Venice, Fla.; six grandchildren, Susan DiLeonardo (Frank) of Chicago, Lori Wildasin (Craig) of Venice, Fla., Cynthia Parker (Jason) of Michigan, Amy Lou Akin (Travis) of Champaign, Russell Hatch (Nicole) of Toronto, Canada, and Andrew Hatch (Laura) of Champaign; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Bud was preceded in death by his five siblings.
Mr. Hatch served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific Theater and Pearl Harbor.
He practiced law for 74 years, first with H. I. Green Law Office and then with his own firm. He enjoyed his law practice with many partners and clients over the years.