Dean C. Colburn

Sept. 25, 1952 – Sept. 18, 2010

Dean C. Colburn, 57, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 25, 1952, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the son of Ronald and Shirley (nee Phelps) Colburn. Dean served his country in the U.S. Navy, and upon his return he worked for Waukesha Engine for 38 years. He married Patricia Jones from Milton on June 16, 1973, and was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church. Dean was very proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Dean will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia of Dousman; daughters, Christine Colburn of Palmyra and Kelly Pfeiffer of Jefferson; parents, Ronald and Shirley Colburn of Dousman; granddaughters, Madisson and Aubrie Pfeiffer; sister, Ronna (Marv) Raschka of Dousman; brother, Jeffrey (Pam) Colburn of Dousman; brothers in-law, Daniel (Peggy) Jones of Sheboygan, John (Mary) Jones of Fort Atkinson and Michael (Linda) Jones of North Carolina; and sisters in-law, Carol Jones of Waukesha and Barbara (Louis) Nagy of Necedah. Dean is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Siloam United Methodist Church, W104 Highway CI, Palmyra, with the Rev. Duane Goetsch officiating. Burial will follow at Siloam Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Colburn family.

For the online obituary and guest registry, go to Mealy’s Funeral Home in Palmyra is assisting the family. For further information, please call 495-2127.