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Clifford Ancel "Bud" Casler

July 16, 1931 — June 20, 2023


   Clifford Ancel "Bud" Casler, age 91 of Ovid, MI passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Hospice House of Shiawassee County, Owosso, MI.

     Funeral Services will be held at United Church of Ovid, Ovid, MI at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 26, 2023 with Pastor Bryan Simon officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Fairfield Township Cemetery, Fairfield Township, MI. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.   at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI.  Visitation will also be held on Monday from 10-11 A.M. prior to the service at the Church.

     Clifford was born in St. Johns, MI on July 16, 1931 the son of Clifford Edmond and Alice Louise (Carter) Casler.  He was a graduate of Elsie High School and later attended Michigan State College in the Agricultural Short Course Program.  On September 6, 1952, he married Willann Howard at Eureka Christian Church.

     Bud loved to play golf, he sang in the church choir and loved bowling. He also loved to care for his lawn and garden.  He owned Bud's Barber Shop in Ovid. Bud was a member of the United Church of Ovid and served as custodian for 19 years. Good friend, Larry Bashore and Bud helped maintain the church and parsonage for many years. 

     He is survived by  his wife Willann Casler of Ovid, MI; son Eric and Karen Casler of Holt, MI; son Mark and Sue Casler of Ovid, MI; grandchildren; Jessica (Jim) Ladiski, Jason (Stacey) Casler, Jeanna (Brett) Hebeler, Jonathan (Andrea) Casler, Peter Casler, Daniel Casler, and Katie (Austin) Rivet; great-grandchildren; Breanna, Brooke, Samantha, Ethan, Kaleb, Carter, Jolene, Conner, Wyatt, Olivia, and Jeremy. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Joanne Bouck. 

     Memorials may be made to United Church of Ovid or Hospice House of Shiawassee County. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, June 25, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Ovid

232 E. Oak Street , Ovid, MI 48866

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 26, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

United Church of Ovid

131 W Front St, Ovid, MI 48866

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