Bud Wise (back row, right) and his co-workers enjoy his retirement party on Dec. 19 at Hogan/Walker John Deere in Elburn. Wise worked at Jewel for 38 years and has been with John Deere since 1996. The employees at Hogan/Walker John Deere threw him a retirement party with food and gifts. Wise is a valued member of the community and has lived in Elburn since he was 5 years old.
Co-worker Dede Bend (bottom, left) congratulates Wise on his long-awaited retirement.
Wise (bottom, right) enjoys a laugh with his wife, Marilyn, at his retirement celebration. Photos by John DiDonna
Wise (right) sold many of these tractors over the years but is looking forward to his retirement.