John L. Colby

Feb. 19, 1917 - Sept. 1, 2006

John L. Colby, 89, formerly of Eagle, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center in Waukesha. He was born Feb. 19, 1917, in the town of Easton, the son of George and Louise Colby.

He was a retired farmer and road construction worker, and veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II as part of the 360th Air Service Squadron.

He is survived by his wife, Ingebor (nee Tveit), whom he married on May 10, 1952, in Deforest. He is further survived by his sons, Richard (Terrie) Colby of Delafield and Lloyd (Beverly) Colby of Mukwonago; five grandchildren, Nicole, Michelle, Matthew (fiancee Nicole Nelson), Katrina and Trisha; sisters, LouAnn (Robert) Schaetzka of Oxford and Eva McChesney of Oxford; brother, Edwin Colby of Nekoosa; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 103 Eagle St., Eagle. Burial with military honors will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Arlington Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Mealy’s Funeral Home in Eagle, 594-2442, is serving the family.

(Freeman - Sept. 2, 2006)