Bud Schauerte

Obituary for Bud Schauerte

November 17, 1928 - August 9, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 88


C.M. (Bud) Schauerte was born on November 17, 1928 in Belleville, Illinois. Bud died in Austin, Texas where he has lived since 1992. He attended Belleville parochial schools and in 1946 was the valedictorian graduate from the Cathedral High School, now known as Althoff Catholic High School. In high school, he will be remembered by his given name, "Clem".

Preceding him in death was a sister, Mrs. Ann M. Weygandt a lifelong resident of Belleville.

Bud attended and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was awarded two bachelor degrees in both speech and journalism and also a master degree in journalism. He served as an U.S Air Force Officer during the Korean War and was assigned to Laredo Air Force Base, Texas as an academic instructor in jet engineering…a specialty he learned while in the service.

Later, Bud was employed as a newspaper reporter for The West Frankfort (IL) Daily American and later as a junior executive with The South Bend (IN) Tribune.

He moved to Houston, Texas in the early 1950's to work for the Continental Oil Company (Conoco) in public relations and corporate communications. The company has since merged and known as Conoco/Phillips Petroleum Corp. In addition to Houston, Bud was employed by Conoco in Fort Worth and London, England where he served as Director of Public Relations for Conoco Europe, Ltd.

Switching employers after some 17 years with Conoco, Bud joined the American General Companies as vice president of government affairs. At that time American General was one of the nation's largest insurance and financial institutions. It was while he was with American General that he was called upon by President George H.W. Bush to become the Federal Insurance Administrator and head of the National Flood Insurance Program and the Federal Crime Insurance Program. For his work with the government, Bud was cited for "outstanding contributions to the Federal government," by President Bush.

Leaving Washington, D.C. in 1992, Bud was named assistant Executive Director for an association of Texas property and casualty insurers in Austin. At the time of his death he represented a California insurer as a senior licensed insurance agent specializing in high risk property insurance. Also, he was a writer and Contributing Editor on the public issues for various hard copy and on-line publications including weekly newsletter known as The Lone Star Report in Austin, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann F. Schauerte; four adult children, Margaret Puckette of Portland, Oregon; Marian Schauerte of Canyon Country, California; Mrs. Clare Ann Blando of Kansas City, Missouri and a son, George S. Paul. In addition, Bud leaves eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bud was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather; and above all, an avid Mizzou fan.

There will be a memorial service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4311 Small Dr. in Austin.

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