Leroy A. Kolter
Leroy A. Kolter, 80, of Bluffton and a longtime resident of rural Decatur, died at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Christian Care Retirement Community. He was born on January 22, 1933 in Adams County to Rudolph H. and Adella R. (Kruetzman) Kolter. He married Pauline Rupert on August 25, 1951 at the Monroe United Methodist Church.
He was a 1951 graduate of Adams Central High School and retired from Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe with 29 years of service. He was also a former dairy farmer in Adams County. He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and previously Salem United Church of Christ where he was the past president of the congregation and served on the church board for many years. He was a charter member of the first Adams Central Booster Club and had coached baseball for many years. He enjoyed baseball, woodworking and lawn care. He was an avid Adams Central sports fan and loved the IU Hoosiers basketball team.
He is survived by his wife of Bluffton; son, Barry (Kathy) Kolter of Decatur; daughter, Vickie (Mark) Zurcher of Monroe; sister, Agnes Alt of Decatur; five grandchildren, Travis (Natalie) Kolter, Lindsey (Keith) Beer, Jared (Lauren) Kolter, Brittney (Jonathan) Meier, and Kristen Kolter; and six great-grandchildren, Hallie, Kaden and Brylie Kolter, Della Kolter, and Kale and Kley Beer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Borne; and a brother, Raymond Kolter.
Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, October 9 at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Pastor Jay Carter will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren or Monroe Youth League.
Arrangements provided by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Sign the on-line guest book at www.zwickjahn.com.