OSSIAN— Gary “Bud” J. Van Auken, age 66, passed away late Saturday evening March 8, 2014, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville after a short illness.

He was born in Dansville on May 8, 1947, a son of the late Frank and Louise (Teachout) Van Auken. He was also predeceased by a sister Sharon Stein. On March 1, 1969, he was married to Sheila Rose Van Auken who survives.

Gary and Sheila owned and operated Van Auken Farms in Ossian as a dairy farm until 2001 and switched to crop farming up until his illness forced him to retire. He was a former member of the South Dansville Grange and enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila (Rose) Van Auken; three sons, Christopher (Kerry) Van Auken of Lyons, Andrew (Carie) Van Auken, Chad (Keri) Van Auken both of Ossian; seven grandsons and a granddaughter; a sister in-law, Jeanne (Louie Sanchez) Kraus and a brother in-law, Gerald (Beverly) Rose; a nephew, Joseph (Cathy) Stein and several other nieces and nephews.

Friends may called Tuesday at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. A funeral service was held Wednesday in the Dansville Presbyterian Church, 3 School St., Interment was in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the Dansville Presbyterian Church, 3 School St. Dansville NY 14437