Albert “Leroy” Colter

May 9, 2016

Albert “Leroy” Colter, 79, of Colfax passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at his son’s home in Indianapolis.  He was born on February 27, 1937 in Boyne City, Michigan to Albert William and Alice Caroline (Webster) Bingham Colter.  He married Sandra L. Charnes on June 30, 1956 in Gaylord, Michigan and she preceded him in death on May 30, 2011.

Leroy was a 1955 graduate from Alba High School in Alba, Michigan.  He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958.  He was a truck driver for 42 years, retiring in 2002.

Memorial donations may be made in Leroy’s memory to Colton’s Kindness, C/O Katy Key, 1009 23rd Street, Bedford, IN  47421 or the Colfax Methodist Church Soup Kitchen with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery in Colfax.

Survived by:

Survivors include his Sons: James (Mary Ann) Colter of Valparaiso, Douglas Colter of Indianapolis, and Roderick Colter of Prattville, Alabama; Daughters: Jennifer (John) Key of Bloomington and Laura (Richard) Lofland of Stockwell; Brother: Gerald Lee Bingham of East Jordan, Michigan; Sister: Caroline Jean Colter McGeorge of Boyne City, Michigan; 11 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, and a great-grandson: Colton James Key.


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Albert “Leroy” Colter”

  1. Linda Hale May 10, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time and always. We have lots of wonderful memories of our times togethers and
    are so happy we could be part of your lives. Love you lots !!! Love, Aunt Jackie, Uncle Bob and Linda

  2. Jenny DuBow May 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Dear Jim and MaryAnn and family…
    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May your Father’s memory be a blessing that lives on through you and your children. So
    Sorry for your loss… Jenny

  3. Connie & Arlen Turner May 10, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I came to know Leroy as my husband’s fellow graduating student from Alba High School. We continued our friendship for very many years, my having known Sandy as a sister to a very good high school friend, Sue. When Sue was married, we had the honor of traveling South to Indianapolis to participate in her wedding, and Sandy and Leroy were our unofficial hosts. We had a wonderfully fun time with those two following the wedding ceremony. Their children were
    so young at the time, and then later years I had the good fortune of reacquainting with Jim. He stopped by my work at the County Building, and allowed me
    to renew the friendship. Leroy will most definitely be missed, but we know he’s gone to a place of peace, contentment, and no pain! Best wishes, Buddy.

  4. Lisa May 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Rod and family
    You are in our prayers ,
    Lisa & Josh baket

  5. Trace McGarey May 11, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss and am thinking about you today. Blessings on you as you start tomorrow without him.

    Trace McGarey

  6. Steve Basore May 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Doug, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Steve, Linda and sons

  7. Gwen Ordway May 11, 2016 at 10:19 am

    So sorry to hear about Leroy. We were in school together from kindergarten on at Alba. A short time ago we connected again on Facebook. Am so glad. My prayers and blessings to all of his family, I know you will all miss him.

  8. Carolyn Charnes Loizzi May 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    My heart breaks for all of you, but I know Uncle Leroy is enjoying being back with his bride. Blessings of peace upon all of you!

  9. Debbie Schafer May 11, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Albert said yes to my facebook friend invitation. Living out in California, we didn’t know that Great Uncle Albert had any family. His grandson Albert Leroy quickly recognized a picture with me and my Grandma Gladys Colter and Grandpa John Converse as his Aunt and Uncle. It was so nice to connect with my family roots back in Indianapolis and Michigan. Caroline McGeorge had contacted my mother (Helen St. George) about seven years ago to get details for the family tree. My mother was under the impression that we were the only grandchildren from Ann Colter. How fun to find soooo many new cousins and see pictures of distant family and new babies etc. There are just a few of us in California. We still carry the faith that was taught to all of Ann Colter’s children and know that Albert Leroy is in heaven now. No more pain no more sorrow. Praise the Lord. I will miss seeing his Facebook posts. He always “liked” my pictures and conservative posts. Reaching out and making a difference till the end.

  10. Tammy Luck May 12, 2016 at 7:32 am

    That was a nice video of pictures. I remember seeing several of them when we were growing up together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Hugs to you all.

  11. Sue Wallen May 13, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I am so sorry that we are not able to be with all of you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we are sharing so many happy memories of the times we were together! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
    Love to all.. Aunt Sue and family

  12. Mark Price May 14, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Rod and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss

    Mark & Amy Price

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