Roy Colburn

Roy Colburn, 82, of Wittenberg, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.

He was born June 23, 1937, in Grand Marsh, the son of the late Owen and Lizzy (Riley) Colburn.

On Sept. 8, 1958, Roy was united in marriage to Dolores McFarlin in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2012.

Roy was a United States Army veteran.

The couple owned and operated Colburn’s Blue Spruce Tavern for 25 years. Roy was very handy and did many carpentry and woodworking jobs in the area. He enjoyed feeding and watching the birds. He also enjoyed playing pool and socializing at many local establishments. Roy will be missed by many.
Survivors include his girlfriend, Kim Sloan; three children, Bill Colburn, Pat Colburn and Jan Dirckx; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Roy was preceded in death by his wife, parents and siblings, Ron, Fran, Frank, Neil, Richard and Beverly.

A celebration of life gathering will be held starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Rachel’s Roadside in Wittenberg. A military service will be held at the bar at 4 p.m.

Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

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