Jerry W. Arburn, 81, of Princeton passed away Sept. 28, 2012


He was born in Francisco to Wm. Howard and Ruth K. Arburn.


He was a beloved Father, Husband, Grandfather and farm business professional.  Jerry loved farming, cared for the land and operated a grain and livestock farm business in the Princeton area for over 66 years. He was christened at Hight Chapel United Methodist church, graduated Francisco High School in 1949, attended Purdue University and married the love of his life on Oct. 15, 1955; they were married nearly 57 years. He was a member of Hillside United Methodist church and the Wesleyan class which he taught for several years.


Jerry received The Saginaw of The Wabash award in 2003 and was a member of various professional organizations including Indiana Farm Bureau, Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce and Princeton Kiwanis. In addition to serving as Vice President of Indiana Farm Bureau for two terms he was District Nine Director and held various elected positions in Gibson County Farm Bureau including president. He was a member and past president of Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and past president of Princeton Kiwanis.  He attended the Presidential Inauguration in 1989 was a 4-H and Rural Youth leader.


He is survived by his wife Mary Betty Arburn (Pauley), son, Dr. Gregory W. Arburn and wife Karen Arburn, Marion, Ohio, daughter, Mary Frances John and husband Bernie John, Fishers, and grandchildren Gentry Arburn, Grace Arburn, Parker W. John and Cooper W. John.


Jerry was a cherished family man, community leader, the best dad ever and an avid Pepsi drinker.  Undoubtedly, Pepsi sales will decline substantially in the greater Princeton area.


Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton, with Pastor Lisa Schubert-Nowling officiating.  Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton


Visitation will be from 2 4:30 p.m. Monday at Hillside United Methodist Church.