Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Wilbur W. "Bud" Curry, 91, 7398 state Route 703, Celina, died at 2:05 a.m. Dec. 2, 2008, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 16, 1917, in Celina, to William and Emma Paulin Curry. On May 22, 1947, he married Virginia "Jinny" Peak, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Rick (Marge), Milford and Patrick (Debra), Decatur, Ind., a son-in-law, Greg Kroft, Marietta; a sister, Dora Carter, Van Wert; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Niemeyer, Celina; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter, Beth Ann Kroft; a brother, Richard; and four sisters, Thelma Coby, Mabel Elder, Catherine Ballinger and Florence Sebring.
He retired after 33 years as a machinist from C.B.S. Machine Shop, Celina. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he was a charter member and past commander; the Disable American Veterans, the Celina Masonic Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, and the Royal Arch Masons, all in Celina. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II as a crew chief on a B-17 in the 388th Bomber Group and was a graduate of Celina High School in 1936.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Kim Miller officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina, with military honors by the V.F.W. and American Legion, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and one hour prior to service at the church. The V.F.W. will hold membership services at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Council on Aging or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences can be left at www.lhdfuneralhome.com.