Jack Colburn, age 87, of Woodville, Wisconsin died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Park View Home in Woodville.
Jack was born March 1, 1926 to Frank and Abigail (Harris) Colburn in Springfield Township, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. He was born and raised on the home farm where he lived his whole life. He attended school at Hersey, Wisconsin and started farming at age 14. On October 8, 1949 Jack married Betty Timm at the Hatchville Parsonage.
Jack’s favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, and most of all horse pulling. Besides farming, he operated Jack’s Repair, a shoe and harness shop, on his farm. He and Betty made and repaired countless halters, saddles, and harnesses. He milked until 1968, but has continued living and helping on the farm.
Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter Denise Colburn; 7 sisters: Ceil Wilk, Margaret Mcgee, Dorothy Schillinger, Ruby Bauer, Frances Van Behren, Violet Schrieber, Lillian Cassellius; 3 brothers: baby Donald, Everett, and Fred.
He is survived by wife Betty of Woodville; daughter Wendy (Roger) Clark of Woodville, granddaughters Billie Jo (Scott) Kostman of Wilson, WI and Amy (Matt Foss) Steinmeyer of Kenyon, Minnesota; grandson Deric (Danielle) Steinmeyer of Menomonie, WI; great grandson Cole Steinmeyer; son-in-law Terry Steinmeyer of Knapp, WI; sisters: Virginia Langrehr of St. Paul and Bernice Cassellius of Glenwood City; sisters-in-law: Jeanette Colburn of Wilson and Elaine Timm of Wilson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Funeral service was on Friday May 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley with Rev. Martin Wegner officiating. Honorary bearers were Billie Jo Kostman, Lynn Thoen, Amy Steinmeyer, Jill Johannsen, Danielle Steinmeyer, and Sue Timm. Bearers were Scott Kostman, Deric Steinmeyer, Matt Foss, Dean Timm, Jason Thoen, and Terry Steinmeyer.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Hersey, Wisconsin.
Keehr Funeral Home www.keehrfuneralhome.com is handling arrangements.