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Donald Lyle "Bud" Griffith
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1924
Walnut
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 2009
Fairfax
Atchison County
Missouri, USA

Son of William Lyle & Marie (Rhiner) Griffith.
He graduated from the Walnut, IA. High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines on September 20, 1943 where he achieved the rank of chief baker. He was discharged on December 19, 1945. He was a chef in downtown Omaha and later worked for the Omaha Stockyards Commission House in Omaha, Nebraska from 1947 to 1965. On September 2, 1967, Bud was united in marriage to Edith Mary Vanderlinden in Waverly, Iowa. In 1966, Bud started farming in Iowa raising livestock and crops until his retirement in 1998. He also had a produce and poultry business and ran a freight delivery service to many farms in Iowa, Wisconsin and Arkansas. Bud enjoyed remodeling homes and selling them and he liked to hunt and fish. He was always thinking and not afraid to try anything. He always kept busy. Bud had revisited Australia and always wanted to return. He attended the Presbyterian Church.
Bud is survived by a son, Wayne Griffith of Omaha, Nebraska; daughters, Diane Linhart, Nancy Griffith and Donna Mueller, all of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters, Norma Flowers of Des Moines, Iowa and Dorothy Griffith of Centerville, Virginia; brother, Bill Griffith and wife Opal of Walnut, Iowa; step son, Bob Ruckels and family of Alabama; step daughter, Barb Noble and family of Alabama; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is preceded in death by an infant son, Brian; parents, Lyle and Marie; wife, Mary; sisters, Darlene Olsen, Barb Hinz and Janette Meyers. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lyle Griffith (1898 - 1974)
  Marie Elsie Rihner Griffith (1900 - 1982)
 
 Spouse:
  Edith Mary Vanderlinden Griffith (1924 - 1996)*
 
 Children:
  Brian Lyle Griffith (1948 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jeanette Arlene Griffith Meyers (1921 - 1995)*
  Darlene M. Griffith Olson (1923 - 1982)*
  Donald Lyle Griffith (1924 - 2009)
  Dorothy L. Griffith (1927 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Layton Township Cemetery
Walnut
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Paul Rolfe
Originally Created by: Don
Record added: Dec 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45256961
Donald Lyle Bud Griffith
Added by: Karen Hansen
 
Donald Lyle Bud Griffith
Added by: Karen Hansen
 
Donald Lyle Bud Griffith
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Added by: Norm Prince
 
 
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 Added: Jul. 23, 2013
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- Paul Rolfe
 Added: Aug. 17, 2012
 
 
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