Obit: Colby, James Lyman #2 ( 1891 – 1966)


Surnames: Colby, Stevens, Dietsche, Loney

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 31 Mar 1966

Colby, Jim (13 JUN 1891 – 24 MAR 1966)

Jim Colby, a resident of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) for 24 years, died at his home in the Third Ward Thursday morning, when he suffered a heart attack. He had been blessed with good health until a week prior to his death, when he was confined to his home by a severe cold.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, March 23, from the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home. Officiating was Rev. Carl Booher, pastor of the Greenwood Methodist Church. Burial was made in Brighton Cemetery at Unity.

Acting as pallbearer were Wm. Mattson, Gerald Christophersen, Oscar Buss, Roman Kassel, Walt Englebretson, and Wm. Doege.

James Lyman Colby was born June 13, 1891 at Unity, Wis., and was 74 years, 9 months and 9 days of age when he passed away. On July 10, 1912 he and the late Emma Stevens were united in marriage in a ceremony performed at Victoria, Mich. Mrs. Colby preceded him in death, having passed away Oct. 26, 1956.

Mr. Colby farmed for many years in the vicinity of Unity. In 1942 he sold his farm and the family moved to Owen, where he was employed at the Master Package Corp. until his retirement some nine years ago. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Unity and a member of the Methodist Church, Unity.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Felix (Rhea) Dietsche, Owen; one son, Richard of Milwaukee; two brothers, George of Kenosha and Frank of Muskego, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Roy (Ida) Loney, Mount Hope, Wis.

In addition to his wife, a son, Bert, preceded him in death.



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