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Arthur Berton Kolberg, 90, of Syracuse, Ind. passed away on April 6, 2012 at the IU Health Goshen Hospital.
He was born Nov. 4, 1921 in Syracuse, Ind. to Arthur C. and Violet Anna Katherine (Prentice) Kolberg.
He was a 1941 graduate of Cromwell High School. On May 22, 1948 he married Margaret Eileen LeCount, who preceded him in death in 2008. He was a lifelong area resident and retired as a farmer and school bus driver. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and member of the D.A.V in Goshen.
He is survived by his fiancĂ© Katherine Longenecker, of Syracuse; daughter Becky Kolberg-Mangan, of Columbia City; two sons, Eric (Rhonda) Kolberg, of Jimtown, and Doyle (Cynthia) Kolberg, of Syracuse; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lois Byrd, of Mishawaka, Decima Alzima Butt, of Syracuse, and Margaret Mazel Poyser of Cromwell.
He was preceded in death by his wife; four sisters, Bandora Wilminia Iden, Edonna Elizabeth Kolberg, Violet Edelva Butt and Lauretta Violetta Stoner.
Services will be Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Eastlund Funeral Home, 7458 E 1000 N, Syracuse with Pastor Hubert Schmucker officiating. There will be two hours of calling prior to the service, from noon until 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to the IU Hospital of Goshen, Hospice, 200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526. Online condolences may be sent to: eastlundfuneralhome.com