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Alan J. Colborn

November 11, 2013

Alan J. Colborn died November 11, 2013.  He was born January 16, 1955  in Newton, Kansas to Peg and Don Colborn.  He attended St. Mary’s grade school and graduated from Newton High School.  He married Sheryl Freeburne. They had a daughter; then divorced.  Alan later married Jean Ratliff and had two daughters.  They divorced.


Alan is survived by his parents Peg and Don Colborn of Salina; three daughters:   Jennifer Kinney (John), Newton;  Glenda Colborn, Wichita,  Samantha Colborn, Lubbock, Texas; and five grandchildren.  He is survived by brothers:  Martin (Roxann), Abilene; Michael (Kathleen), Moundridge; Richard, Salina; David (Aimee), Youngstown, Ohio; two sisters: Cathy (Will) Summers, Albany, Oregon; and Amy (Richard) Vigil, Damascus, Maryland;  two aunts:  Cora Martin, Pratt; Helen (Bob) Melton, Lake Lotawana, Missouri; and two uncles: Jack (Charlott) Colborn, Chanute, and Ken (Jovita) Colborn, Salina as well as many nieces and nephews.


Services will be held at Petersen’s Funeral Home, 215 N. Main in Newton, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 19. With Martin Colborn presiding.    Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Solomon, Kansas at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday November 19, 2013 with The Reverend John Wolesky of Immaculate Conception Church in Solomon officiating.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 18 from 1pm to 5pm at Petersen’s Funeral Home.



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9 thoughts on “Alan J. Colborn

  1. For the family and friends of Allen. Mr Colborn was a very unique man who didn’t need anything more than your friendship. We would always see him riding his scooter around the community where he lived with Jake in tow, he loved his dog. He was a good man and a good member of the community where he lived. He would always greet you with a heart warming smile. Mr. Colborn will be greatly missed by us here at Country Village.

  2. Mr and Mrs Colburn – deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Alan. Remembering special family time will always be with you. Reading this notice took me back to our early years when we were neighbors!

  3. My prayers and thoughts will be with you throughout this difficult time Sending my Love to all Wilma

  4. There is a hole in our family that memories of you will never fill. I miss you and will always wish we’d had more time together. Rest, brother.

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