|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1923|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1998|
Billy J. Bunch, 74, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at Parkview Memorial Hospital. He had been ill for the past month. He was born August 5, 1923 in North Judson, IN, a son of Lester R. and Violet (Gem Wilcox) Bunch. On February 5, 1944 he married Betty R. Blickenstaff; she survives.
He graduated from Laketon High School in 1941. He was employed at Eaton Controls in North Manchester for 11 years. Beginning in 1973, he was employed at Precision Plastics, Columbia City, for a number of years. His last employment was with I.D.M. in Fort Wayne. He resided in Marion, North Manchester, Columbia City and for the past eight years in Fort Wayne.
Besides his wife, Betty, he is survived by four daughters, Karen (Douglas) Stoldt of Somerset, IN, Diana (Pashalis) Evangelidis of Fort Wayne, Judy (Michael) Rucker of Columbia City, and Toni (Jeffrey) Vachon of New Haven; son, John W. Bunch of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Bonnie (Leland) Corbin of Cincinnati, OH. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bunch and two sisters, Betty Amann and Ruth Gray, and a half sister, Helen Russell.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 9, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with Rev. Jean Moorman Brindel, pastor of Leo United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.
Lester Ray Bunch (1895 - 1983)
Violet Gem Wilcox Bunch (1899 - 1968)
Betty R. Bunch (1925 - ____)
Billy J. Bunch (1923 - 1998)
Ruth E Bunch Gray (1931 - 1974)*
South Whitley Cemetery
Created by: Jim Cox
Record added: Dec 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32190428
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