Mr. Clarence “Buster” Chase, Jr.

Mr. Clarence “Buster” Chase, Jr., age 84, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 9, 1938 in Florence, Indiana. He was raised in Florence, Indiana and was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Ellen (Reed) Chase. Buster was united in marriage to Norma Laverne Tapp on July 1, 1961 in Vevay, Indiana. This happy union of over 61 years was blessed with four children. Buster was employed for Stedman Foundry in Aurora, Indiana for over 30 years. He was also employed for Veedersburg Foundry in Veedersburg, Indiana for over eight years. He retired in 2003 from the Switzerland County School Corporation where he was employed in maintenance for 10 years. Buster was a member of the Vevay Church of Christ in Vevay, Indiana. Buster loved golfing and was still playing two to three times a week. Buster scored a hole-in-one at Lakeside Golf Course on the 4th hole on September 22, 1978 and at Fairway Golf Course on the 10th hole of 135 yards on August 26, 1984. He also scored a hole-in-one at Sugar Bay Golf Course on the 11th hole, a par 3 of 165 yards on April 24, 2006. He loved being with his family that he adored more than anything. Buster enjoyed working in the yard and tending to his rose bushes. You could always count on Buster to lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbors. He also loved his little dog, Fuzzy and driving him around town in his golf cart. Buster is now playing the ultimate game of golf in Heaven. Buster passed away at 5:25 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Buster will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Norma Laverne (Tapp) Chase of Vevay, IN; his children, Dianna South and her husband, Jerry of Vevay, IN, Vicki Peters of Vevay, IN, Mark Chase and his wife, Shirlee of Independence, KY and Jason Chase and his wife, Jamie of East Enterprise, IN; his grandchildren, Chris Peters and his wife, Chasity, Cody Peters and his companion, Amber Johnson, Katie Ricketts and her husband, Brett, Kelsi Robinson and her husband, Chad, Allen Michael Chase and his wife, Jennifer, Blaze Chase and his wife, Olivia and Brett Chase; his great-grandchildren, Zoey, Leo and Milo Ricketts, Oliver and Willa Robinson, Casyn and Caelynn Peters, Lincoln and Kinsley Peters, Teagan and Henry Chase, Autumn and Ivy Chase, and Marshall Chase on the way; his sister-in-law, Doris Chase of Florence, IN; his several nieces and nephews and his precious dog, Fuzzy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mary Ellen (Reed) Chase; his grandsons, Dylan James and Jason Tyler Chase; his son-in-law, Charlie Peters; his sisters, Leo “Ike” Chase, Viola “Sis” Gregory, Cora Wilson, Geraldine Peters, Ruth Romans, Beulah “Bootie” Thornton, Betty Raisor and Elizabeth “Liz” Little and his brothers, Donald Lee Chase and Paul Vernon Chase.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022, by Bro. Shawn McMullen, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay Church of Christ or Switzerland County Angel Tree. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at