Walter "Bud" Schleicher was called home by the Lord on Saturday, March 13, 2021, in his 92nd year. This gentle, loving, and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts. He was proud and honored to be the patriarch, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to our family. He has been a major presence to his family and to this community.Bud was born in Sweet Briar, North Dakota, on September 12, 1928, to Gus and Hanna (Seifert) Schleicher. Moving to Montana at a young age provided Bud with the necessary skills to become an avid outdoorsman. Bud lived in Livingston, Montana for most of his life, but also lived in Hamilton and Springdale in his early years. Bud married Dorothy Ann Falk on September 12, 1946, and they had one son. They spent 52 great years together until Dorothy's passing in 1998.Bud is a veteran of the Korean War. He served honorably in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Following his time in the service, he worked as a journeyman electrician for most of his adult life.On any given day, you could catch Bud fishing or hunting with one of his many friends or his family. He was a celebrated fiddle player, a member of the "Pretty Good String Band", and a long-time member of the Montana State Old-Time Fiddlers Association.Bud is survived by his son, Ronald (Jayne) Schleicher; a brother; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends, and his faithful dog, Remi.A viewing will be held on Friday, March 19,, 2021, from 4-6 P.M. at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home, 118 N. 3rd Street, Livingston. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 20, 2:00 P.M. at Franzen-Davis. Burial with Veteran's Honors will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Livingston, after which all are invited to a reception at Living Hope Church, 226 S 3rd St, Livingston. Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.To view the service remotely search Franzen-Davis on facebook, we will be streaming it live.