Argyle "Bud" Keirn, 82

Argyle "Bud" Keirn, 82, North Manchester, passed away at 6:39 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 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.

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-plus years he spend on the Chester Township Fire Department and 52 years as a mechanic at Shepherd's Chevrolet, North Manchester. 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.  When he wasn't working, he enjoyed fishing and camping.

Bud is survived by one son, Steve (Lisa) Keirn, North Manchester; four daughters, Roxanna (Rick Monce) Bolinger, Urbana, Virginia Aughinbaugh, North Manchester,  Candis (Garry) Mulkey, Wabash, and Sandra Keirn, North Manchester; two step-sons, Allen Eads, Wabash,  and Steven Eads, North Manchester; three step-daughters, Andrea Eads, North Manchester, Sylvia Eads, Warsaw, and Laura Leisure, North Manchester; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; 21 great-step-grandchildren; and one great-great-step-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, Sept. 26, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Services will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at 11 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. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.



Posted on 2017 Sep 26