Charles M. â€śBudâ€ť Hay, 92, 205 N. Jefferson St., New Bremen, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born Feb. 25, 1919 in St. Marys, the son of Matty Marie (Schlechty) and Charles I. Hay. On Oct. 19, 1946, he married Louise Moeller who died on March 30, 2008.
Surviving are two sons, James Hay, of Celina, John Hay, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and two daughters, Kathy Tontrup, of New Bremen, and Kris Imwalle, of New Bremen.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund or to the Grand Lake Hospice.