Obit: Colby, Leonard G. (1917 - 2010)
Surnames: Colby, Clements, Toelle, Konkol, Jakubowski, Brady, Olson, Adler, Zopfi, Danek
----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 07/05/2010
Colby, Leonard G. (26 SEP 1917 - 3 JUL 2010)
Leonard G. Colby, 92, of Abbotsford, entered eternal life Saturday, July 3, 2010, at his home with his family at his side. 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.
Mr. Colby was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Abbotsford, the son of Raymond and Hermie (Colby) Clements. Leonard graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1937. Leonard participated in track and field and placed second 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 U.S. Army during World War II from 1940 to 1945. He served in General Patton's 3rd army campaign through Europe.
On July 4, 1942, at Camp Livingston, La., Leonard was united in marriage to the former Evelyn Toelle.
In 1945, following his military service, Mr. Colby began an electroplating business in La Crosse.
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.
Besides 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 of Bradenton, Fla., Warren "Buck" Colby of Stevens Point, Jim (Sharon) Colby of Colby and Carol (Rick Konkol) Colby of Stevens Point. He is further survived by grandchildren Scott (Becky) Jakubowski, Jenni (Jon Williams) Brady, Sarah (Nicholas Goodwin) Olson, Keesha (Jamie) Adler and Kayla (Travis Nixdorf) Zopfi and David Colby and great-grandchildren Michael, Danek and Szymon Jakubowski and Xane and Ciena Adler.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and step-father William Colby, a son Michael, sister Joyce Drey, and brothers Donald and Bill Colby.
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