MARTIN RALPH COLBERT "BUD" ST. JOHN, IN Martin Ralph "Bud" Colbert, age 66, of St. John, IN, passed away Monday, December 10, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ruth; three children: Deb (Chris) Himsel of Pittsboro, IN, Marty (Lorri Nowell) Colbert of Highland, IN and Lynne Colbert of Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren: Samantha and Ryan Colbert and Andrew Himsel; mother, Rosetta Colbert of Equality, IL; one brother, Ronald (Nancy) Colbert; two sisters: Sandra (Jim) Frohock of Schererville, IN and Brenda Wood of Naples, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his father, James Ralph Colbert; and sister, Theresa Colbert. Funeral services and burial will be held Saturday, December 15, 2007 in Equality, IL. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday, December 13, 2007 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60607. Bud was a resident of this area for 45 years. He was the owner of Colbert's Parkside Service and was a member of the Equality Masonic Lodge #1. He loved to hunt and fish. For information, call LaHayne Funeral Home at (219) 845-3600.
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Published in The Times from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2007