KENDALLVILLE — Colin B. "Butch" Lash, 67, of Kendallville died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born August 10, 1949, in Kendallville to Maynard "Buzz" and Una "Susie" (Musser) Lash. They preceded him in death. A lifetime area resident, he was a 1968 graduate of East Noble High School. Mr. Lash honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. On May 22, 2002, in Charlotte, North Carolina, he married Kay L. Spillner. She preceded him in death on June 3, 2012. He had worked for Brooks Construction, Rieth-Riley Construction, and retired as a driver for Republic Services. He was a member of Kendallville American Legion Post 86. Butch loved NASCAR and was a fan of Dale Earnhart, Sr. and he enjoyed golfing. Surviving are a daughter, Kelley (Eddie Konrad) Lash of Angola; two grandchildren, McKenna and Brynn; the mother of his daughter, Judy (Randy) Ray of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter; and two stepsons. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Connie Chaney. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 21, 2017, at 12 noon in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Pastor Mike Albaugh of Destiny Family of Faith in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville. Honor guard services will be provided by Kendallville American Legion Post 86, Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Rome City American Legion Post 381, and active duty members of the U.S. Army. Calling is Friday, April 21, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com .
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