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Eugene "Gene" Allen Colson

December 22, 1939 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 82)


Eugene “Gene” Allen Colson, 82, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away peacefully at his home in Grundy Center on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at the Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center. Inurnment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center with military honors conducted by the Grundy Center American Legion Post # 349 and AMVETS 17. Memorials may be directed to the Grundy Center Lions Club. 

Gene was born on December 22, 1939, in Bloomington, Wisconsin to his parents George and Emma (Burr) Colson. He was raised in Fennimore, Wisconsin and graduated from Fennimore High School. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy. After serving his country and being honorably discharged, Gene was united in marriage to Marcia Kay Foster. Together they welcomed four children into their family. In 1981 the family relocated to Grundy Center where Gene was employed at Bacon Veneer until his retirement.

Gene was an active member of the Grundy Center Lions Club, the Center Theatre, and the Senior Center. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved to take walks on the Pioneer Trial. However, Gene’s true joy in life came from spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gene is survived by his children Richard Colson of Grundy Center, Ron Colson (Julie Mitchell) of Cedar Falls, Tammy (Lee) Koch of Grundy Center, Terri (Ryan) Gordon of Reinbeck; 16 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marcia; and 2 brothers.

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April 3, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Engelkes - Chapel, Grundy Center

Memorial Service
April 3, 2022

2:00 PM
Engelkes - Chapel, Grundy Center

April 3, 2022

2:30 PM
Rose Hill Cemetery
Hwy 175
Grundy Center, IA 50638

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