Dane Budd


OAKWOOD -- Dane C. Budd, 82, of Oakwood, died at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. He was born January 28, 1932, in Dupont, to the late William and Thelma (Rambo) Budd. On June 11, 1955, he married Alice Weber who died December 3, 2009.

Dane is survived by two sons, Lonnie (Rhonda) Budd and Jeff (Marie) Budd, all of Oakwood; four grandchildren, Rachel (Rob) Vance, Brandy Spice, Jeffrey Budd and Rochelle Budd; five great-grandchildren and one on the way; three brothers, Donald (Jean) Budd of Kunkle, Homer Budd of Lima and Ronnie Budd of Bowling Green; a sister, Judy (Marv) Brenzo of Norwalk; many nieces and nephews, and many special friends, too many to name.

Dane was also preceded in death by four sisters, Fern Crampton, Dolly Luderman, Nancy Myers and Pat Wilson; and three brothers, John, Robert and David Budd.

Dane retired from General Motors in 1989, after working there over 37 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Dane was a member of the UAW Local 211, Eagles, Defiance VFW Post 3360, AMVETS and the Moose. He was an avid clock collector, turtle trapper and enjoyed metal detecting. Dane and Alice enjoyed traveling the country on bus or train trips.

A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with Pastor Stan Harmon officiating. Military graveside rites by Defiance VFW Post 3360 will follow in Sherman Cemetery, Charloe. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the Auglaize Chapel Church of God. Condolences may be sent to: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

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