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,
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
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.