GASTON – Farris "Bud" Schache, 87, of Gaston, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at his residence in Gaston.
He was born on Friday, Dec. 19, 1924, in Hartford City. He married Doris Irene Coleman on Sunday, Feb. 14, 1954, in Anderson.
Mr. Schache had retired from Indiana Gas Company, serving in the Muncie area, in 1987 after more than 32 years with the company.
He was a member of the Gaston United Methodist Church, the Gaston American Legion, United Steel Workers Union and the Moose Lodge, Portland, where he had been a lifetime member.
He had attended Hartford City High School.
Farris had served in the United States Army and left for the service during the invasion of France on D-Day from New York on the USS Billy Mitchell. He landed on Omaha Beach in France in 1944 and returned in 1945 after 18 months. He was in a hospital in England on his 20th birthday from wounds he had received in the war. He had received the Purple Heart
and Bronze Battle Star for his wounds received in action.
Survivors incude his wife, Doris Irene (Coleman) Schache, of Gaston, two sons, Howard E. (wife, Vicki) Schache, of Albany, and Bruce S. (wife, Carol A.) Schache, of Dunkirk, four grandchildren, Johnna Lee Schache, of Tampa, Fla., Brandon E. Schache, of Indianapolis, Stephen George, of Dunkirk, and Amy Cox, of Farmland; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Angleine (Diltz) Schache, brothers, Kermit Schache, Urple Schache, Billie Schache, Ermel Schache and Norman "Dick" Schache, and sisters, Arlis Schache, Edria Rhinhart, Mary Ellen Seavers and Roberta Hall.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at the Gaston United Methodist Church, 105 N. Main St., Gaston, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, from 3 to 7 p.m.
A service to celebrate his life will also be at the Gaston United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 with the Pastor John M. Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, Eaton with the Dunkirk American Legion Post conducting military graveside rites.
Preferred memorials may be made to the Gaston United Methodist Church, 105 N. Main St. , Gaston IN 47342.
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com