Francis R. ‘Bud’ Cartwright

Francis R. ‘Bud’ Cartwright
Feb. 6, 1951-June 20, 2012
CONVERSE — Francis R. “Bud” Cartwright, 61, passed away at 3:26 a.m. June 20, 2012 in Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Cartwright was born in Plymouth Feb. 6, 1951 to the late Richard and Virginia M. (Aman) Cartwright Sr.
Mr. Cartwright spent most of his life in Plymouth before coming to Converse in 1997.
He was a decorated United States Army veteran and served two tours in Vietnam (1968-1970) in the Americal 23rd Division Infantry while stationed in Chu Lai, Vietnam. Active duty caused Mr. Cartwright to experience PTSD. He was reminded that not all wounds from service connection are visible. Mr. Cartwright spent most of his professional career in town government. He retired as the Converse Town Superintendent in 2003. He also was a volunteer fireman with Culver Volunteer Fire Department. July 7, 2007 he married Beth E. Julius. She survives in their Converse home. Mr. Cartwright was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Amvets. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and volunteering with the VA Northern Indiana Health Care Systems in Marion.
Mr. Cartwright is also survived by one son — Richard (Johnna) Cartwright, Plymouth; one daughter — Shelly Marsiliano, Plymouth; five stepchildren — David (Pia) Hall, Cary, N.C.; Jacob Chapman, Converse; Krista (Junior) Sutton, Bourbon; Hannah Chapman, Bozeman, Mont.; Abbie Chapman, Gas City; four brothers — Bob Grover, Middlebury; Richard (Carol) Cartwright Jr., Clyde (Debra) Cartwright, Charles (Linda) Cartwright, all of Plymouth; one sister — Bonita (James) Berndt, Knox; four grandchildren — Riley and Justin Cartwright, Plymouth; Adam and Melissa Lolmaugh, Plymouth; five step-grandchildren — Heather (David) Webb, Akron; Joe, Abby, Aiden, Gavin Hall, Cary, N.C.; several great-grandchildren; special friends — Marlene and Dick Shoddy, Culver.
He is also preceded in death by his first wife of 28 years, Rose Hall Cartwright.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012 in the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 E. Marion St., Converse, Indiana with Rev. Wyatt Smith officiating.
Mr. Cartwright will be buried with full military honors in Marion National Cemetery at noon Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
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