Meredith Leslie “Bud” Hersberger

Meredith Leslie "Bud" Hersberger, age 83, of Noblesville, died on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his winter home in Fla. He was born on Oct. 24, 1927, in Noblesville, Ind. to Bernard and Mae (Michaels) Hersberger.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Cannon) Hersberger;

three daughters, Linda (Garry) Hodge of Chino Hills, Calif., Connie

(Mike) Thomas of Cicero, and Jeannie (husband, Kelly) Simpson of

Columbus; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four sisters.

A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel with Pastor Mark Knapp officiating and friends will be offered a time to share their memories. Bud will be ultimately laid to rest on the family farm. There will be an opportunity to visit following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like friends to share their stories, pictures, or any memories of Bud to be compiled into a memory book. Please send them to: Linda Hodge, 15554 East 226th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060 or email to Donations may also be made to the charity of the donor's choice.