Keith Alan “Butch” Parady, 74

Keith Alan “Butch” Parady, 74 years, of Orland, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, August 10, 2020, in his residence.  Butch was born October 4, 1945, in Payne, Ohio, the son of the late Richard “Dick” and Edna (Miller) Parady.  He was a 1963 graduate of Payne High School, Payne, Ohio.  Keith enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served our country during the Vietnam Era.  He was stationed off the coast of Vietnam.  He married Cheryl J. Van Fossen on December 20, 2002, in Fremont, Indiana, and she survives.  Keith worked at a variety of locations, including driving a tow motor for Cold Heading for several years.  At the start of his career, Keith worked in the Water Department for the villages of Payne and Antwerp, Ohio.  He also worked for Hardware Wholesalers and M & T Construction Company.  He was a member of the Orland American Legion as well as the VFW Post 587 in Antwerp, Ohio.  He was a proud member of the NRA.  Keith enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.  He was an avid Ohio State fan.  Keith treasured spending time with his family, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Surviving is his wife, Cheryl, of Orland; five children, Michelle (Steve) Alexander of Reading, Michigan, Angela (Jake) Temple of Spencerville, Indiana, Amber (Brad) Bauer-Nordness of Auburn, Indiana, Jason Bowers of Fremont, Indiana and Joshua (Mary) Bowers of Fremont, Indiana; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Teresa Bowers; one brother, Robert Parady.

Please joint he family of Butch Parady on Saturday, Augut 22, 2020, at the Orland American Legion Post 423, 6215 North State Route 327, Orland, Indiana, to celebrate his life.  The family will be having a private service between 11:000 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  A gathering of friends and family will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Per Butch’s request, the attire will be casual, and the atmosphere will be light.  Please bring you memories to share.  Due to Covid-19, restrictions, cash bar and cash grill only.  Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton, Indiana.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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