Fred E. Bunten

Friday, March 10, 2006

Fred E. Bunten, 82, Fillmore, died Thursday at Hendricks Regional Health.

Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Clyde and Mary Alpha (Storm) Bunten. He was a 1941 graduate of Fillmore High school.

He married Jane Lucille Grimes on May 16, 1943.

Bunten was an United State Navy Veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a graduate of the Indiana Barber College.

Bunten had worked at DePauw University until retirement in 1988. He had previously worked at Farm Bureau Co-op and the Zinc Mill, Greencastle.

Survivors include his wife, three sons, Ronnie Bunten and wife, Anita, Brownsburg; Steven Bunten and wife, Kelly, Fillmore; Carey Bunten and wife, Donna, Roachdale; a daughter, Sandra Cosner, Indianapolis; a sister, Margaret Nelson, Greencastle; 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Jeffrey Dean Bunten; and brothers, Don, Marion, and Henry Bunten.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Hopper officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fillmore Fire Dept.

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