Colin B. (Butch) Lash

August 10, 1949 - April 11, 2017

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Friday, April 21, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Friday, April 21, 12:00 PM


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 p.m. 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 p.m. in the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the donor’s choice.

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Keith Wooten
April 21st, 2017 10:34am

So Sorry to hear of your loss. Butch Lash was my cousin.

Margery Taylor & Theresa Taylor (Guenin)
April 21st, 2017 10:29am

Our prayers are with your family at this time with the passing away of Butch. Uncle "Bus" Maynard was our mom's (Joyce Maxine (Lash) Taylor brother. We had not seen Butch since we were very young and Bobby Lash had let us know that Butch was suffering from cancer. May your family know that we are thinking of you. With deepest sympathy. Margery Taylor and Theresa Taylor (Guenin)

Jerry & Jan DeLong
April 19th, 2017 3:54pm

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family during this time. With sympathy, Jerry & Jan DeLong

Michael Burrage
April 15th, 2017 7:36am

You have my sympathy and condolences. Butch was a good man. My wife Tanya and I liked him so much. We will miss him. You are in our prayers

Tony Saylor
April 14th, 2017 1:48pm
Zanesville, In

Sorry for your loss.

Mona Myers
April 14th, 2017 10:56am
Col. City In.

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. We go way back to 1968. I'm glad to see his life turned out so good. God be with you and comfort you.