Earl Wallat. Courtesy photo.


Bud was born Nov. 21, 1937, and passed away peacefully while at home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a much-loved businessman of Lakeport and longtime resident of Nice.

He was a former member of the Lakeport Police Department Reserves, the Lakeport Kiwanis and a current member of Lakeport Rotary International.

He loved his family, his friends, his business and Lake County. He loved to travel with his wife of 36 years, Katsuko. He also enjoyed woodworking, collecting Lionel Trains, coins and stamps, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louella and Earl Edward Wallat Sr.

He is survived by his wife Katsuko; his mother-in-law, Satsuki; his children, Earl “Buddy” Wallat and spouse Cathy of San Bernardino; and Sherry Lelevich and spouse Jeff of Redding; four grandchildren, Justin, Julian, Jason and Jeremy; not to mention his five dogs and two cats.

A memorial service will be held for Bud at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at the Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 High St., Lakeport, CA, with a reception immediately following at the Lakeport Senior Center, 527 Konocti Ave., Lakeport CA 95453.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Nice Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes 1625 High Street Lakeport, CA 95453 www.chapelofthelakes.com.