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Fredrick K. "Bud" Arven

August 11, 1929 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 92)


Fredrick K. "Bud" Arven, 92, of LaFontaine, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, at his residence.  He was born on August 11, 1929, in Argos, Indiana, to the late Helen (Arven) Wyckoff.  

Bud was a 1947 graduate of LaFontaine High School.  He married Sally Kendall on September 24, 1950. Bud served in the United States Army, from 1951 to 1952, during the Korean Conflict.  Bud graduated from Barber School, in Indianapolis, and worked as a barber for 30 years at the OK Barbershop in Wabash.  Bud then worked for over 16 years for Wabash County REMC, retiring in 1997.  He was a member of the LaFontaine Christian Church and the American Legion of Wabash, Post 15.  Bud loved to travel and most of all he loved his family.

Bud is survived by Sally, his loving wife of 71 years; one son, Brian K. Arven, of Wabash; three daughters, Teresa (Ralph) Skaggs, of Bluffton, Debra (Michael) McKillip, of Wabash and Jacalyn (Gary) Wilson, of Wabash; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Mitch) Snyder, Angie (Brian) Monaham, Nicole (Brian) Hoffman, Matt (Heidi) Skaggs, Brett (Lori) Skaggs, Trent (Heather) Skaggs, Abigail (Luke) Allen, Amelia (Steven) Siders and Derrick (Jenny) Wilson; and 20 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by one infant son. 

Private family graveside services will be held at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.

McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana, have been trusted with Bud Arven's arrangements. 

Preferred memorials are to the LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 South Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 or to LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery, PO Box 260, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940. 

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Private Services

LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery
State Road 15
LaFontaine, IN 46940

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