Kuiper Funeral Home


Edward "Bud" Lightner

11 July, 194131 March, 2021

Edward "Bud" P. Lightner, age 79, of Schererville, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Munster, IN. Edward was born July 11, 1941 in Petersburg, PA to the late Paul and Alice (Hutton ) Lightner.

He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Gloria Lightner; children, Lance (Jenn) Lightner, Krista (Michael) LaMarche, Jarrod (Pyone) Lightner, Shawn Lightner; five grandsons: Griffin, Carter, Mason LaMarche, Ethan Lightner and Beau Lightner; and siblings Thelma (Lightner) Slippey, and Rex Lightner.

Ed was a graduate of Juniata Valley High School in 1959. He attended Penn State University for several years and after that he served his country honorably in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division. After 35+ years in the finance world, he was able to retire from Beneficial Finance.

Ed's passions were politics, sports, finance, cross words and nature. If he wasn't home working on a crossword puzzle, he was at a grandson's game.

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Edward "Bud" Lightner

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Lou Lindinger

17 April 2021

My deepest condolences to Ed's family and friends. We were neighbors and watched our kids grow up together.
Rest in Pease.

Sam Roknich

17 April 2021

We are sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences and sympathies. Ed was an honest, kind and straight-forward man who loved his family and friends. He will be surely missed.

Sam Roknich & family

Buck Gasaway

17 April 2021

Extremely sorry to see Ed has passed away. I’ll miss him. Buck Gasaway

Julie Jackson

13 April 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We will sure miss his smiling face at the baseball games. Hugs to you all.

Bill, Julie and Glenn Jackson

Mary-Beth Hardy

13 April 2021

So sorry for your loss. I have good memories of being at Krista & Mike's for family parties with him. A kind & gentle person. He will be in your hearts forever.

Michael Lightner

4 April 2021

Iam so sorry for your loss . Just wanted to send my sympathy and prayers for your family .