Independence – Frank J. (Bud) Hare, 94 years old, of Independence , Iowa , died on Thursday, December 6, 2018 , at Lexington Estate in Independence . He was born on November 6, 1924 , in Center Point , Iowa , the son of Benjamin Frank and Adry Maree (Jestes) Hare. He grew up in the Rowley, Iowa , area where attended school and helped his father with his produce business and farming. On January 29, 1944 , he and the former Marian Thelma Fairchild were married at the Presbyterian Parsonage in Independence . She preceded him in death in 2012. From June of 1944 until April of 1946, Mr. Hare served with the U.S. Marines in the south Pacific Theater of World War II on the islands of Guam and Iwo Jima .
After returning from the war, he farmed for 11 years and then began working for several area implement dealers. He was the service manager for West Side Implement in Independence for 18 years before retiring in 1986. Mr. Hare was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Independence and Bechter-Boies V.F.W. Post #2440 in Independence . He enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and wood working.
Mr. Hare is survived by 1 daughter, Sharon (Bud) Conrad of Independence, 1 daughter-in-law, Pat Hare of Cortez, Colorado, 6 grandchildren, Dana (Aron) Yarbrough, Kevin (Krystal) Hare, and Gretchen (Jason) Bonnette, all of Amarillo, Texas, Jeff (Jodie) Behan of Bettendorf, Iowa, Susan Behan of Independence, and Cynthia (Mark) Nodland of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 7 step grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 13 step great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son Larry Hare, 1 great granddaughter, Emilie Yarbrough, 6 brothers, Raymond Hare, Carl Hare, Lewis Hare, Everett Hare, Jim Hare, and Ed Hare, and 2 sisters, Clara Stock and Viola Caldwell.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 , at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Pastor Lance Fricke officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence . Friends may call for visitation from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9th, at the White Funeral Home in Independence where a Military Service begins at 4:30 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.