Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Eugene Bernard "Butch" Link, 89, of Rossburg, died at 9 p.m. Nov. 3, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 18, 1924, in Mercer County, to Henry and Kunagunda Klingshirn Link.
On Feb. 12, 1947, he married Loretta L. Berning of Rossburg, and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Dr. James (Susan) Link, New London, N.C.; a daughter, Bonnie and (Larry) Yoder of Rossburg; four grandchildren, Nikki (Don) Davis, Karly (Gary) Beisner, Jamie (Neal) Harrington and Steven Link; four great-grandchildren, Madison Beisner, Brody Beisner, Mamie Harrington and Libby Link; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Urban Zahn, and a brother and sister-in-law, Cyrl and Pauline Link.
He was a lifelong farmer in the Darke County area and a World War II veteran, serving as a military policeman in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Benedict Magabe officiating. Burial with military honors by the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Prayers will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.zecharbailey.com.