Just one of the dozens of homes damaged or destroyed by the March 2, 2012 tornado in Holton, Indiana.
(Holton, Ind.) - Nearly 11 months after it touched down, the tornado that ripped through the town of Holton is still doing damage.
Alvin “Ted” Tolbert and his wife Brenda each suffered broken necks as the EF 3 tornado blew down their home the afternoon of March 2, 2012.
While Brenda has largely recovered from her injuries, Ted had been in the hospital for much of the time since then. On Tuesday, Ted, 71, suffered a heart attack and died as he was on life support at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio.
Ted Tolbert was widely known in southeast Indiana. According to his obituary, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a former employee of Arvins in North Vernon. He had worked as a dispatcher with the Lawrenceburg Police Department. Ted had served for 12 years on the Holton Town Board.
A visitation for Tolbert will be held Thursday, January 31 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. The funeral will follow on Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Although Tolbert’s death was much later, the Holton tornado can now considered responsible for taking three lives. Town resident Ron Pickett and Mexican national Armando Hernandez both died within minutes of the tornado.