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Lewis "Bud" A. Warfel

January 26, 1936 — August 13, 2021

Lewis "Bud" A. Warfel, 85, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, August 13, 2021.

Lewis was born on January 26, 1936 in Wabash County, IN, to Darrel West and Flora (Marshall) Warfel.

On August 13, 1960 in La Porte, IN, he married Polly Parker who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Mike (Karen) Warfel of La Porte, Shelly (Vince) Talerico of La Porte, and Cheri Hall of Michigan City; 6 grandchildren, Chris (Stef) Warfel of La Porte, Kelley (Joe Vaughn) Smith of Michigan City, Nicole Smith of Portage, MI, Kyle (Erica) Smith of Warrenton, VA, Connor (Kandice) Talerico of La Porte, and Austin Talerico of La Porte; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Earl Warfel of New Carlisle; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Derek P. Warfel; and sister, Ina.

Bud served in the US Army. He worked as a custodian at Hailmann Elementary and Kesling Middle School until his retirement in April of 1998.  He enjoyed gardening and moving about in his golf cart.  He loved his dog, Scooter.  Bud especially loved spending time with his friends.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  Private family services will be held.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his VNA caregiver, Kelly for her excellent, compassionate care of Bud.

Memorial contributions may be directed to VNA Hospice of Valparaiso, 501 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, IN  46383.

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Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place.

Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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