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Harold Colton Obituary
HAROLD WILLIAM COLTON, 83 SPRINGBROOK, N.D. - Harold William Colton, 83, of Springbrook, ND, formerly of Lake Tahoe, CA, passed away on Wednesday May 22, 2013. A Veteran of the US Navy, while serving he took private lessons to learn to fly. After the Navy he spent 3 years at the Spartan School of Aeronautics. On October 1, 1956, he joined the Flying Tigers (the first scheduled cargo airline in the US) until his retirement in 1987. He met Bonnie Bean, formerly of Rockford, in Hawaii and in November 1966 they were married in San Francisco. Harold loved golf, flying, history and watching football, especially the 49ers. His greatest joy was his family, spending time with his daughter, granddaughter and great grandson. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Corey (Colton) of Rockford; granddaughter, Bonnie (fiancé, Anthony Lantz) Corey of Rockford; great- grandson, Matthew Kaiden Scott Lantz; sister, Marcene (Durward) Bull of Caldwell, ID; and nieces, Cindy and Naomi. He is predeceased by his parents, Walter and Leona Colton (Schomberg). Services are private. Cremation rites accorded. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. Christenson Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements, rockfordfunerals.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from May 26 to May 27, 2013
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