Obit: Colby, Leonard G. #2 (1917 - 2010)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Adler, Brady, Colby, Drey, Goodwin, Jakubowski, Konkol, Nixdorf, Olson, Toelle, Williams, Zopfi


----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, July 7, 2010, page 13


Colby, Leonard G. #2 (September 26, 1917 - July 3, 2010)

Leonard G. Colby 92, Abbotsford, entered eternal life Saturday July 3, 2010 at his home with his family at his side.  

Mr. Colby was born September 26, 1917 in Abbotsford, Wisconsin, the son of Raymond and Hermie (Colby) Clements.


Leonard graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1937. Leonard participated in track and field and placed 2nd in the pole vault at state in 1934 and was a member of the team that competed for the state basketball championship in 1935.  Mr. Colby served in the US Army during WWII from 1940 - 1945. He served in General Patton’s 3rd army campaign through Europe. 

On July 4, 1942 at Camp Livingston, Louisiana Leonard was united in marriage to the former Evelyn Toelle.

In 1945, following his military service Mr. Colby began an electroplating business in LaCrosse.
The couple returned to Abbotsford and in 1952 purchased the Casa Grande Supper Club which they operated for 32 years until retiring in 1984. Leonard will be remembered as a kind and compassionate person who was genuinely concerned for others. He was a great bartender who had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed telling stories and jokes. 

Beside his faith and his family he was an avid sports fan, following the Braves, Packers, Brewers and Bucks.

He was a loving husband to Evelyn Colby, Abbotsford and devoted father to Lennie Colby, Bradenton, FL; Warren "Buck" Colby, Stevens Point; Jim (Sharon) Colby of Colby and Carol (Rick Konkol) Colby, Stevens Point. Grandchildren Scott (Becky) Jakubowski, Jenni (Jon Williams) Brady, Sarah (Nicholas Goodwin) Olson, Keesha (Jamie) Adler and Kayla (Travis Nixdorf) Zopfi and David Colby. Great grandchildren Michael, Danek and Szymon Jakubowski and Xane and Ciena Adler further survive Mr. Colby.

Leonard was preceded in death by parents and step-father William Colby, a son Michael, sister Joyce Drey, and brothers Donald and Bill Colby.

A private family service will be held. Interment of ashes will be in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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