Michael G. Colwell, 88
May 8, 1929 — Sept. 22, 2017
Michael G. “Mike” Colwell, 88, of West Bend, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at his home.
Mike was born May 8, 1929, in Medford, the son of the late Harry and Edna (Graham) Colwell. On Aug. 27, 1955, he was united in marriage to Beatrice Duquaine in Fish Creek.
Mike was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 17 years. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. After service, Mike was a Teamster and worked as a truck driver for 37 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed RV travel and square dancing.
Those Mike leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Beatrice; two children, Jeffrey Colwell of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Joseph (Ann) Colwell of Hubertus; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Kathleen (Richard) Kelly of Kansas City, Missouri; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Colwell. A Memorial Mass for Mike will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Bales officiating. Burial of his cremains will take place at Blossomberg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Mike’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend are appreciated.
The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Mike’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhumpatten.com.