Monday, April 14th, 2014
Gilbert F. "Bud" Ice, 96, Spencerville, died unexpectedly at 8:05 p.m. April 11, 2014, in the emergency department of St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Aug. 15, 1917, in St. Marys, to Gilbert and Florence Croft Ice. On Aug. 15, 1966, he married Jeanette Roberts, who died June 11, 1993.
He is survived by his dearest, loyal friend, Frankie Sunderland, Spencerville, and her five children, Anna (Wallace) Vaughn of Indianapolis, Ind., Martin (Dona) Sunderland, Lima, Mike (Vicki) Sunderland, Wapakoneta, Glen (Diana) Sunderland, Lima, and Becky (Joe) Lammers, Spencerville; her 14 grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Izetta Fulton, St. Marys; stepgrandchildren, Jessica (Eric) Kramer, Staci (Bob) Bond, Jeremy (Tami) Rable, Brad (Kim) Rable; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepdaughter, Connie (Dwight) Strasburg, Celina.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Denzil Ice, Roselda Ice, Clarabelle Zwiebel, Betty Finke, Virginia Heintz and Donald Ice.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served three years during World War II, mainly in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He retired from West Ohio Gas Company after 33 years of service and also retired from Schaff Auto Sales in St. Marys. He was a life member of American Legion Post 323; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and Eagles Lodges 767 and 691.
Private burial rites will be held.
Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys, has charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Millerfuneralhomes.net.