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V. W. “Bun” Affolder, 94, Decatur, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his residence with family present.
He was born Friday, Feb. 21, 1919, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of the late William and Lovina (Egger) Affolder. Bun married Phyllis R. Houk Oct. 19, 1941, in Hoagland; she passed away Nov. 22, 1993. He then married Alice C. (Holle) Moses, April 8, 1995, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.
Bun served his country in the United States Army during WWII. After high school, Bun was drafted by the army and was in the first group to leave Adams County. He spent 4.5 years in service, with three of those overseas. He landed on D-Day, June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach and later was in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur and the American Legion Post 43 of Decatur.
Bun worked in heating and air conditioning sales for 22 years, followed by 22 years with Affolder Insurance. Post-retirement, he enjoyed 18 years of employment at Thunderbird.
Surviving are two daughters, Sheri L. Affolder of Ypsilanti, Mich. and Lu Ann (Spyros Enotiades) Porter of Dallas, Texas; two step-sons, Steven R. Moses of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Ken D. Moses of Decatur; a brother, Rolland Affolder of Indianapolis; a sister, Kathryn Sommer of Yorktown; a step-granddaughter, Amy Moses of Decatur; and three step great-grandchildren, Rebekka Moses, Roxanna Moses and Justin Moses Beitler.
Preceding Bun in death were a step-son, Jerry Moses; a step-granddaughter, Laura Moses; and a sister, Pauline Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Phil Phifer and Pastor Bob Becker officiating. Interment will follow in the Decatur Cemetery with Military Graveside Services to be conducted by the American Legion Post 43.
Friends will be received from 2-5 and 6 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday.
Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.
Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.