Meredith "Bud" A. Vierling, 95, Henderson, Nevada, died at 1:42 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The son of the late Edward and Lydia (Cook) Vierling was born in Batesville. He was married to Mabel L. Blackwell, and she preceded him in death in 2002.
Bud was a United States Army veteran. The 332d Depot Repair Squadron staff sergeant served in the South Pacific. He retired from Fisher Body, Marion, where he worked as a tool and die maker for 30 years. Bud loved to make people smile, always greeting everyone with a "howdy doody." He loved playing euchre, boat riding, going to air shows, square dancing and round dancing. He was a Cincinnati Reds fan, enjoyed watching baseball, listening to music, saying his prayers and visiting with family and friends. Bud attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church and participated in all religious and music activities at Pacifica Cottages in Henderson.
Survivors include his children Vela Maria (Federico) Orozco, Las Vegas, Ronnie (Lisa) Vierling, Escondido, California, and Connie (Dave) Faessel, Arizona; daughter-in-law Patricia Vierling, Alexandria, Indiana; grandchildren Dorene (Billy) McCallister, John E. (Kathy) Vierling, Richard Vierling, Robert Vierling and Katrina; great-grandchildren Alisha, Austin, Olivia, Ricky, Lily and Aria; sisters Viola Fullenkamp and Betty Stein, Batesville; and sister-in-law Jane Vierling.
In addition to his wife and parents, Bud was preceded in death by his son John S. Vierling, brothers Clifford and Larry Vierling and sister Lillian Fullenkamp.
Friends and family may call from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City. Services will follow at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 325 E. N. A St., Gas City, with Father Richard Weisenberger officiating. Entombment will be at Grant Memorial Park, Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org or the Project 3000 Fund for Leber's blindness research at caverlab.org/project3000/help. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
Published on March 4, 2016