Bud Strong, 71

Bud Strong, 71, was born Dec. 30, 1941 in Muncie. He was the son of Fred and June Cochran Strong. On June 5, 1965 in Madison, Wis., he was married to Margaretha “Maggi” Elert, who survives.

He was a United States Air Force veteran serving from 1960-1964. He continued his service in retirement by driving the D.A.V. van in Miami County for several years. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.

Bud was a graduate of the Indiana University School of Business. He was an avid bowler. He had been a member of the Peru Moose Lodge for many years and had attended the Denver Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Denver Volunteer Fire Department for several years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Donald Strong and his wife, Sara, Akron; and William A. “Bill” Strong and his wife, Gina, Argos; one sister, Mary Beth Strong, Denver.

Graveside services were conducted on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Strong Cemetery, Albany, Ind.

The online guestbook can be signed at

Posted on 2013 Dec 20