Valentine A. "Bud" Hertling age 92 of Princeton passed away Saturday morning Sept. 22, 2007 at the River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.


He was a former Oil Field Engineer working for Schlumberger Well Surveying and had worked at F&M Building and Home Supply in Princeton for ten years. 

Bud was born
Dec. 31, 1914 in Gibson County, IN to Fred and Philamenia (Petrey) Hertling who preceded him in death.


He had lived in Princeton for over 50 years moving here from Evansville. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel, and a member of the Oil and Gas Association 

He is survived by his wife Edna Mae Hertling, to who he had been married for 56 years, exchanging their vows on
Feb. 14, 1951. Also surviving is a brother-in-law and his wife, Ralph and Naomi Humphrey, Sims IL, sister-in-law, Edythe Hassett, Rising Sun, IN, several nieces and nephews and caring friends, Dean and Sandy Ross, Bill and Charlene McConnell, Charley and Jannie Kiesel, and Sue Brucks

Funeral Services will be
10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 25, 2007 at the Colvin Funeral Home with Fr. Ron Zgunda officiating burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL.


Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff of River Oaks Health Campus and Southern Care Hospice for care given to Bud.