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Colben "Bill" W. Colbenson

November 18, 1937 August 9, 2019
Colben "Bill" W. Colbenson
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Colben “Bill” Willie Colbenson was born November 18, 1937 in Fillmore Minnesota and passed away peacefully at the Chippewa Falls Veterans Home on August 9, 2019.
Bill is the son of the late Clarence and Naomi (Manley) Colbenson. He entered the Marines in 1956 and was honorably discharged in January 1960.
Bill worked in construction when he moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He bought a farm in Cornell from his Great Aunt Sarah in 1976. Bill loved his beloved farm. He started his own concrete business with Gib Walthers. He continued to work construction and milk a few cows. Bill loved travelling. He has been to Canada, Alaska and Utah for fishing and hunting. He loved playing Army and going on missions with his grandchildren on the farm. After retiring from construction and selling the farm animals and equipment, he spent his time on the farm.
He is preceded in death by his nephew Victor Colbenson and his sister-in-law Shirley Colbenson. He is survived by a son, Colben (Juanita) Colbenson, daughters, Julie (Al) Braden and Angela (Eugene) Cummings, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Brothers Ken Colbenson, North Carolina, Scott (Mary) Colbenson, Holcombe, WI, Kirby (Bonnie) Colbenson, Bloomer, WI, Dennis (Carol) Colbenson, Des Plaines, Il, and Ronnie Colbenson, Kentucky and sisters Karen Kay (Jim) Mocbeichel, Des Plains, IL and Dolly Colbenson, Holcombe, WI.
Bill’s Celebration of Life will be at the Borton-Leiser Funeral Home from 10:00 am to
12:00 pm on Monday, August 19th, 2019, with Military Honors Conducted by the Cornell American Legion immediately following the Celebration of Life at the Funeral Home.
Please join us in honoring Bill’s memory and his wonderful sense of humor.
We would like to thank the Veterans Home and St. Joseph’s Hospice for taking such good care of him.

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Celebration of Life




10:00 AM 8/19/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/19/2019 12:00:00 PM
Borton-Leiser Funeral Home

220 South 7th Street
Cornell, WI 54732

Military Honors will be conducted by the Cornell American Legion following the Celebration of Life at the Funeral Home.

Borton-Leiser Funeral Home
220 South 7th Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

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