Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 16 Oct 1974 p 1 typed by Walt W
Harold (Bud) Zeller, 74, of CMR 9, for many years a law enforcement officer here, died Tuesday in Winona Hospital at Indianapolis. He has been a patient there two weeks. From 1944 through 1947 Zeller was sheriff of Montgomery County after having served four years as a deputy sheriff. Prior to that, he was a member of the Crawfordsville Police Department for five years. He worked as state parole officer from 1949 through 1954, traveling throughout the country returning parole violators to state penal institutions. He owned and operated Hoosier Beverage & Ice Co. from 1951 to 1961. He joined the U.S. Army in 1917 and served in France. He was discharged in 1919. Zeller was a member of the American Legion and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was commander of Byron Cox Post No. 72 in 1941. Zeller served as chairman of the finance committee involved in purchasing the first legion home here. Zeller was a member of Milligan Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Elks, Eagles and Moose lodges. He also held memberships in the Masonic bodies and Scottish Rite at Indianapolis. Born Nov. 28, 1899, he was the son of Michael and Elizabeth Kennedy Zeller. He attended Crawfordsville schools. He was married to June M. Plunkett on Sept. 24, 1921, at Indianapolis. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Virgina Baker of Indianapolis; a half-sister, Mrs. Leonard (Katherine) Hultz of Crawfordsville; a half-brother, James Harrington of Crawfordsville; three grandsons, Gregg, Garry and Mark of Indianapolis, and two great-grandchildren. A sister, brother, two infant daughters and a son, Robert, are deceased. Services will be conducted at 2: 30 p.m. Friday in Hunt & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. L. K. Wicket and the Rev. Charlotte HoTopp Zachary officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday. Graveside services will be conducted by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.