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Marva H. Colburn

Marva H. Colburn, age 87, of Kenosha, Wis., died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Brookside Care Center in Kenosha.

She was born Sept. 19, 1920, in St. Bonifacius, the daughter of Alonzo and Mary (Maas) Krotzer. Marva attended schools in Mound, and was a graduate of Mound High School.

She married Verne R. Colburn May 31, 1947, in Mound. They were blessed with two children. Sadly, Vern passed away Jan. 15, 1974.

Marva was employed for many years in the office at Tonka Toys in Mound, before the company relocated to Texas.

She spent much of her life in Phoenix, Ariz., moving back to Mound in 1973, where she lived until coming to Kenosha in 2003, to be near her daughter.

Faith was an important part of Marva’s life. She was a member of Minnetrista Baptist Church in St. Bonifacius, where she served as a member of the Missionary Society, and as treasurer. Whenever there was a need in her church, Marva was there to lend a hand.

In her spare time, she was an avid golfer, and enjoyed traveling, reading a good book, and crocheting works of art for her family and friends.

Left to remember her loving and giving life are Marva’s two children: Eileen M. (Dennis) Koehler of Kenosha, and Wayne V. (Meredith) Colburn of Katy, Texas; her five grandchildren: David and Jeffrey Koehler, and Ryan, Julie and Lisa Colburn; her five adorable great-grandchildren: Bradley, Carter, Colin, Matteo, and Ashley; three brothers: Roy (Dorothy) Krotzer of Nevis, Minn., Ralph (Ralcie) Krotzer of Delano, and Victor Krotzer of Mound; and her sister, Helen Magnuson of Delano.

In addition to her husband, Vern, Marva was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo and Mary Krotzer; and two brothers, Alvin and Clarence Krotzer.

Funeral services were Monday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the Minnetrista Baptist Church in St. Bonifacius. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday, May 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, and continued Monday at the church for one hour prior to the time of the service.

Memorials may be given in Marva’s name to the Minnetrista Baptist Church.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.