Edward K. (Bud) Stackler, Jr., 82, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2021 at home.\n\nBud was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 27, 1938. He was the second son of Edward K. Stackler and Barbara K. Stackler. When he was young, Bud’s family moved to Highland Park, Illinois. He enjoyed his youth with friends and his older brother Ron and graduated from Highland Park High School.\n\nAfter graduation, he attended Colorado State University. In 1959, he married Susan Sinclair. A daughter, Cynthia, was born to this marriage. In 1965, he married Gail Scripps. Two sons, Edward and Bradley, were born to this marriage.\n\nBud served in the Army at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and in the Army Reserve afterward, then returned to Colorado State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology in 1967.\n\nHe was employed by the Arizona Department of Game and Fish, where he served for 3 years, then took a position with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, where he worked until his retirement in 1990.\n\nHe married Jamene Pennington that year, and they made their home in San Luis Obispo, California, for 22 years, then moved to Cottonwood Heights, Utah.\n\nBud was an avid motorcycle guy. After retirement, he earned his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying his Cessna 182 all around the West.\n\nBud is survived by his wife Jamene; daughter Cindy (Gerry) Gray; sons Ed (Sarah) and Brad; stepdaughters Holly (Scott) Savage and Elizabeth (Roland) Long; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren; and his brother Ron (Sandy). He was preceded in death by his parents and two stepsons, Patrick and Aaron.\n\nFuneral service will be held Friday, July 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm, Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home located at 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah.\n\nBurial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.