June 6, 1923-July 31, 2012
Orville W. “Bud” Carder, 89, of Delphos, died on July 31 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born June 6, 1923, in Ottoville to Frank and Elsie (Blockburger) Carder, who preceded him in death.
He was married to Clara H. Topp for 67. She preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2012.
Survivors include three sons, Jim (Lois) Carder of Lima and Jerry (Diana) Carder and Kenny (Lisa Stinson) Carder of North Carolina; four sisters, Lois Osting of Delphos, Jeanette (Donnie) Mesker and Mary Lou (Rollin) Bullinger of Oakwood and Millie Bullinger of Fort Jennings; a brother, Rich Carder of Ottoville; five grandchildren, Kara (Tom) Bussard, Matt (Ann) Carder, Ali (Jeremy) Fritz, Ryan Carder and Emma Carder; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua Carder, Carter and Caden Fritz, Tommy and Tyler Bussard and Jason and Jesse Carder; the wife of the late Todd Carder, Jodi Carder; and sisters-in-law, Lucy Carder and Viola Topp.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Todd Carder; two brothers, Don and Delbert Carder; and two sisters, Myrtle Brotherwood and Colleen Carder.
Mr. Carder worked for Central Soya for 37 years and after retirement, worked at Delphos Ace Hardware. He was a member of St. John’ the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a 1941 Ottoville High School graduate.
He was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. To his great-grandchildren, he was known as Grandpa-Great. He was a very devoted father to his three sons. He coached their Little League and Pony League baseball teams and was instrumental in initiating and constructing the Little League baseball facility at Delphos Stadium Park.
He was a long-time season ticket holder for the St. John’s basketball program and in his later years, enjoyed listening to the local area basketball teams on the radio. He was also a Cincinnati Reds fan.
Throughout his life, Carder had many hobbies, including woodworking, stained glass, painting and crocheting. With great pleasure and a generous heart, he gave most of his creations away to family and friends. One of his proudest moments last year was giving the St. John’s, Jefferson and Ottoville girls basketball teams and cheerleaders crocheted hats in their school colors.
He also enjoyed playing bingo at St. John’s and Vancrest Health Care Center.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Charle Obinwa officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.; and one hour prior to the Mass Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to St. Rita’s Hospice, Delphos Senior Citizens Center or St. John’s Athletic Association.
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