Arthur C (Bud) McKernAge: 72 years1916–1988
- Arthur C (Bud) McKern
Moravia Union Wednesday June 22, 1988 Page 2
Arthur McKern Arthur (Bud) McKern, 72, of Ames, Iowa, formerly of the Centerville area, died Tuesday, May 24, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Des Moines. He was born April 12, 1916, in Appanoose County to Clyde and Zelma Kaster McKern. He married Mary Connolly on Nov. 8, 1941, at Princeton, Mo. Surviving are his wife, Mary of Ames; two daughters, Susie Halling, Dows, Iowa, and Kathi McKern, Portland, Ore.; two sons, Mike of Chesaning, Mich., and Dave of Ames; six sisters, Ava Foster, Pearl Lamantia and Hazel Bethell, all of Centerville, Leah Ervin, East Moline, Ill., Josephine Kennis, Bettendorf, Iowa, and Jacquetta Morrison, Montezuma, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack, and his parents. He moved from Centerville to Ames in 1936 and was employed at Gilchrist Hatchery and later was a firefighter with the Ames Fire Department, retiring in 1969. He was a member of the American Legion.