Marion Ernest "Bus" Wirbel

1928 - 2020

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Marion E. "Bus" Wirbel, 91, of Kenton passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. He was born in Akron, Ohio on July 21, 1928 to the late Jacob and Mary (Goodman) Wirbel. Bus married Shirley J. Renfrew and she preceded him in death on October 6, 1986. He then married Mary Crooks and she preceded him in death on March 30, 2015. Mr. Wirbel served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired from Rockwell International after 32 years of service. He is survived by his son, Marion "Ike" (Kim) Wirbel; daughter, Judy L. Wirbel both of Kenton; stepsons; Donald (Shari) Crooks of Middleburg, PA, Stephen (Lucinda) Crooks of Forest, and a stepdaughter, Kathy (Brian) Born of Kenton. Bus is also survived by his grandchildren: Corey (Sarah) Wirbel of Kenton, and Charity (Matt) Robinson of Ridgeway; great-grandchildren: Hayden and Trevor Robinson, and Ethan, Garraden, and Leighton Wirbel; and several stepgrandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cecile "Sis" Wirbel. Bus was a member of the Kenton Eagles Lodge #2163 and the Epworth United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1:00-3:00pm at the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 11:00am on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Steve Walter officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Amvets Post 1994. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Bus to the Hardin County Humane Society or the Epworth United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be expressed by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Sunday, March 15th 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, March 16th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Contributions:

    Hardin County Humane Society - Wirbel
    13510 State Route 68 South
    P.O. Box 108
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

    Epworth United Methodist Church - Wirbel
    457 S. Detroit St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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