Bernard "Bud" J. Warnement, 85

Bernard "Bud" J. Warnement, 85, of Plainwell passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Wings Home in Allegan. Bud was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Plainwell, the son of Albert and Evon (Buhren) Warnement.
Bud was a 1946 graduate of Plainwell High School. Following graduation he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
On July 1, 1950, in Otsego, Bud was married to Vivian J. Paddock. For many years Bud was the co-owner of A.H. Warnement Farm Equipment and Repair in Plainwell, selling new and used farm equipment and working as a tractor mechanic.
Bud served with the Plainwell Fire Department for several years and with Gun Plain Township Fire Department for more than 65 years, serving as chief and assistant chief. Bud also served as Gun Plain Township trustee for 40 years. On April 2, 2014 he was honored with a certificate for "Outstanding Achievement" by the Gun Plain Township Board. He was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Otsego and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council  7796.
Survivors include his wife Vivian; siblings, Joan Boniface of Delton, Louise Gates of Plainwell, Albert W. (Sally) Warnement of Sturgis and Paul Warnement of Delton; and many nieces and nephews.
Bud was preceded in death by his infant daughter Josephine; his parents; and brothers, Francis and Edward.
Friends may meet with Bud's family at Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary to begin at 6 p.m. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, with the Rev. Ted Martin officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Bud may be made to Wings of Hope, St. Margaret's Catholic Church or St. Margaret's School.
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