In Memory of




Obituary for Richard Gerard Budin

Born in Omaha, NE. Preceded in death by parents Richard and Alyce Budin, brother Jeffrey Budin and niece Amanda (Mandi) Fletcher.

Survived by sisters Kathleen (Dan) Dauner, Cheryl (James) Hurley, brothers David Budin, Gregory (JaNaughn) Budin. Sister-in-law Lori Budin. Beloved dogs Mr. Dean and Harley, and fiance Kunutta Puttisarn. Good friend Julie, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Rich was a successful entrepreneur, investor, and world traveler. He created his own business (Rich Budin Builder LLC) and built many homes especially for low-income families. Rich would offer financing to families that could not get a conventional loan.

He took his beloved dogs whenever he traveled in his motor home. He really loved his dogs Mr. Dean and Harley and treated them as if they were his children. He deeply loved his fiancé Kunutta Puttisarn.

Kunutta (Pom) writes: Sleep well babe. I support your decision, respect your decision, and accept your decision. In the 2 years that I have known Rich he was always respectful, polite, neat, shy, friendly, and loved animals. Rich loved sports but mostly he loved pickleball and was a fantastic volleyball player. He developed a lot of experience and talent in his life. He taught me many things while we were together. I enjoyed being around him. He brought me much joy. We promised each other we would treat every day like our last day on earth. That we would spend the rest of our lives taking care of each other and committed to understanding each other until the end of our lives. Different languages, different religions, different countries can often cause communication problems. Our love was greater than any language barrier. We understood each other and loved each other very much. Rich was proud of me, and I was proud of him too.

Rest in peace Babe! Don't worry about me. I will be strong and have you in my memory and my heart forever. I love you so much Rich!