Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96

Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96, of 06433 IOOF Road, Spencerville, Ohio, died unexpectedly at 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the emergency department of Saint Rita's Medical Center, in Lima.

He was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Saint Marys, the son of Gilbert and Florence (Croft) Ice.

He married Jeanette Roberts on Aug. 15, 1966, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 1993.

Bud is survived by his dearest, loyal friend, Frankie Sunderland of Spencerville and by her five children: Anna (Wallace) Vaughn, of Indianapolis, Martin (Dona) Sunderland, of Lima, Mike (Vicki) Sunderland, of Wapakoneta, Glen (Diana) Sunderland, of Lima and Becky (Joe) Lammers, of Spencerville; by Frankie’s 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Izetta Fulton, of Saint Marys, and by his step-grandchildren, Jessica (Eric) Kramer, Staci (Bob) Bond, Jeremy (Tami) Rable, Brad (Kim) Rable; by six step-great-grandchildren. He is survived by his step-daughter, Connie (Dwight) Strasburg, of Celina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Denzil Ice, Roselda Ice, Clarabelle Zwiebel, Betty Finke, Virginia Heintz and Donald Ice.

Bud was a veteran of the United States Army, having served three years during WWII, mainly in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. 

He retired from West Ohio Gas Company after 33 years of service and he also retired from Schaff Auto Sales in Saint Marys. He was a life member of American Legion Post 323; VFW Post 9289 and Eagles Lodges 767 and 691.

Private burial rites will be held for Bud. Condolences may be sent to his family via