Alphonse "Bud" V. Erhart, 81, St. Peters, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati.
He was born May 19, 1932, in St. Peters to Al and Gertrude (Ratheiser) Erhart. Bud was united in marriage to Rita Schoettelkolte April 25, 1959.
The United States Army veteran served in the Korean War. Bud was with Fry Roofing and Owens Corning for 40 years. He was a lifetime member of the St. Leon American Legion and a member of St. Peters Catholic Church. Bud loved gardening, farming, fishing and hunting, and was an avid fan of both the Cincinnati Reds and IU Hoosiers basketball.
Those left to honor Bud's memory include his wife of over 54 years; one son: Steve (DeeDee) Erhart, St. Peters, daughter-in-law Marcy Erhart, New Alsace, six grandchildren: Dana (Mike) Hoskins, Lance Erhart, Shane Erhart, Aaron (Stefani) Stout, Julie (Ian) Molyneux and Jessica (John) Marhoefer; one great-granddaughter: Emersyn Molyneux; and one sister: Dot (Al) Rennekamp, Mount Healthy, Ohio.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by son Jerry Erhart, one brother and two sisters.
Visitation for friends and family will be Monday, Nov. 4, from 4-8 p.m. with a rosary service at 3:30 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Peters Catholic Church Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, St. Leon. Memorial donations may be directed to the St. Peters Catholic Church Cemetery Fund, Sunman Area Life Squad or American Heart Association. Personal condolences can be left for the family at www.cookfuneral.com.