BACKERT, BERNARD "BUD," 86, of Louisville, died on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Norton Suburban Hospital.
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Bud was a Navy, World War II veteran, a retired insurance agent for Life Investors Insurance Co., a retired supervisor for the former Tastee Bread Company and worked in the maintenance shop for L & N Railroad.
Bud was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was an avid Cardinal fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Marie Backert; and sister, Joan Backert Hines.
Bud is survived by his wife, the former Carmel Spayd; son, Tony Backert (Sherrie); grandchildren, Rachel and Colin Backert; nephew, Philip "Pip" Hines (Suzanne) and his beloved grand-dogs, Rossi and Rocky.
His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3521 Goldsmith Lane. Visitation will be 2 - 8 p.m. on Friday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331Taylorsville Rd. with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cerebral Palsy School of Louisville Foundation, 1520 Baxter Ave., 40205.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2013