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Allen "Bud" Wright

June 6, 1932 ~ August 21, 2018 (age 86)

Allen “Bud” Wright, 86, of New Knoxville, died 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.

He was born  June 6, 1932, in Auglaize County, the son of Bernard and Marie (Kuck) Wright.


He married Eileen Schrolucke on February 14, 1953; she preceded him in death on November 15, 2012.


He is survived by his children: Teresa (Dan) Knatz of Saint Marys; Randy (Diane) Wright of Saint Marys; Sherry (Sam) Jones of Cleves, Ohio.

He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren: Matt Knatz; Brian Knatz; Stacey (Kyle) Hotelling; Emily (Scott) Miller; Chris Lhamon; Nicole (Josh) Brown; Tyler Wright; Trace Jones; Tessa Jones.

He is survived by his great-grandchildren: Stephanie Knatz; Nathan Knatz; Lucas Knatz; Layne Frank; Molly Miller; Amanda Miller; Maddox Brown; Hensley Hotelling. He is also survived by his sisters: Eileen Chiles of Saint Marys; Waneta Journey  of New Weston; Ruth Ann (Jerry) DeWitt of Maine; step-sisters Eileen Werling of Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law, Emma Jane Schrolucke of Saint Marys.


He was preceded in death by his parents; by his stepfather, Lewis Henschen; by his sisters: Marjorie Shelby and Marie Graessle; by his daughter, Pam Lhamon; by 2 great-grandchildren.


Bud was a graduate of New Knoxville High School. He pulled trailers for Airstream for many years, all over the United States. He loved traveling with his wife, Eileen; going to horse races, watching his grandkids play sports, and riding his bicycle around New Knoxville.

He was a veteran of the US Army, and a member of the First Church of New Knoxville.


Funeral rites will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the First Church of New Knoxville, the Reverend Joel Bucklin, officiant. Burial will follow at  Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Friday in the Ministry Center of the First Church of New Knoxville, where memorial gifts may be given to the church.


Condolences may be sent to Bud’s family via


Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 West Spring Street, New Knoxville, is entrusted with his arrangements.


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