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Bud KeirnApril 28, 1935 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 82)
Argyle "Bud" Keirn, 82, North Manchester, Indiana passed away at 6:39 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Known as Bud to almost everyone he knew, he was born to Robert and Lucille (Fullmer) Keirn on April 28, 1935 in Whitley County, Indiana.
After graduating from Columbia City High School in 1953, Bud married Lavon Knisely on May 19, 1954. The two were married for 47 years before Lavon passed away on March 9, 2002. Finding love again, Bud married Arlene Idlewine on May 1, 2010.
Bud was a man of longevity, seen by the 25+ years he spend on the Chester Township Fire Department and 52 years as a mechanic at Shepherd's Chevrolet, North Manchester, Indiana. During his time on the fire department, he served as fire chief. Not only was Bud a working man, but also a man of faith. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, Indiana and on the board at Fairview Cemetery. As a youngster, Bud loved racing cars at Warsaw Speedway, Warsaw, Indiana. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed fishing and camping.
Bud is survived by one son, Steve (Lisa) Keirn, North Manchester, Indiana; four daughters, Roxanna (Rick Monce) Bolinger, Urbana, Indiana, Virginia Aughinbaugh, North Manchester, Indiana, Candis (Garry) Mulkey, Wabash, Indiana and Sandra Keirn, North Manchester, Indiana; two step-sons, Allen Eads, Wabash, Indiana and Steven Eads, North Manchester, Indiana; three step-daughters, Andrea Eads, North Manchester, Indiana, Sylvia Eads, Warsaw, Indiana and Laura Leisure, North Manchester, Indiana; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; nineteen step grandchildren; twenty one step great grandchildren; and one step great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lucille Keirn, one brother, one sister and two step grandchildren.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Services will begin on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with calling one hour prior to service time at McKee Mortuary. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East and County Road 1000 North, Servia, Indiana. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.
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310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester IN 46962
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