Harold W. Budd

Sept. 25, 1926 — May 24, 2018

Harold W. Budd, 91, of Goshen, (a lifelong resident of Pulaski County), went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24. He passed away at Goshen Hospital at 10:05 p.m. 

He was born on Sept. 25, 1926, in Pulaski, to the late Schuyler and Nelle (Herrick) Budd. Harold was a 1945 graduate of Pulaski High School. He served in the US Army at the end of World War II and was a member of the Winamac American Legion. On March 31, 1957, he married the love of his life, Ruth F. Smith, at the Methodist Church in Winamac. 

Harold farmed and sold insurance until 1968 when he quit farming to devote himself to the insurance agency. He retired in 2004 after a successful career. Harold was a former 4-H club leader and overall supporter of local 4-H programs. 

Harold was a longtime member and past president of the Winamac Kiwanis Club and a member of the Pulaski County Historical Society. He was a lifelong member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church, where he served numerous years as an elder. Music was his passion and a talent. He served as the church choir director for 47 years and was involved with numerous music groups including the Logansport Iron Horseman Barbershop Chorus. Another special talent was his ability to create beautiful cottonwood bark carvings. 

Harold was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Ruth F. (Smith) Budd of Goshen; daughters: Susan E. Budd of Fort Wayne, Linda K. [Bruce] Wells of Nappanee, and Laura F. Horning of Goshen; son David W. [Karen] Budd of Winamac; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Schuyler and Nelle (Herrick) Budd. 

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at First United Methodist Church in Winamac. A Kiwanis memorial service will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Winamac, with Rev. Dave Marty officiating. Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Mission Center Inc. of Logansport, or to Heifer International.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

 (Pulaski County Journal — May 30, 2018)

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