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Colin Farbotko

Minneapolis, Illinois

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COLIN YUREK FARBOTKO, 34 MINNEAPOLIS - Colin Yurek Farbotko, 34, much loved husband, son, brother and nephew passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in his home, after confronting and fighting against ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) for six years. Born Aug. 13, 1978, in Rockford, Ill., to George M. and...

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Marney, I am so sorry for your loss. Colin and I were coffee buddies when he was at Target. Remembering his quirky sense of humor and creativity always brings a smile. He gave much, took little, and will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with you.

I knew Colin from Middle School and High School in Roscoe, Illinois. He was a great guy. In 8th grade our class went to DC and he made me laugh the entire trip. He had a great sense of humor. I found out of Colin having ALS from facebook and was very sadden to hear of that. He was always so active and a all around great guy. My thoughts go out to his wife and parents.

I met Colin when we were both board members of MN Distance Running Association. He was so laid back yet serious about the work of Board at the same time. I was in awe of his computer talents. Marney, I'm so sorry that I never met you. Right before your marriage to Colin, he was telling me how lucky he was to have found the love of his life and he couldn't wait to be with you. I didn't know that shortly after, Colin started his battle with ALS. Marney, to have someone love you so much...

George and Janet
So sorry to learn about Colin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family as you heal from this loss.

Bob Early

I went to Luther with Colin, but did not know him very well. I started looking at his blog a year ago and was amazed with how he used humor to deal with his illness. I have a memory of him from my freshman year at Luther--I was sitting inside a dorm room late at night participating in debauchery when I spotted him and a friend outside tossing around snowballs on a frigid night. This just fits with what has been written about him--he clearly was a guy who enjoyed life.

I went to Luther with Colin, but did not know him very well. I started looking at his blog about a year ago and was so amazed at the way he was able to use humor to deal with his illness. I have a memory of him from my freshman year--while I was sitting inside a dorm room participating in debauchery I saw him and friend outside tossing around snowballs on a frigid night. The memory just fits with what has been written--he was clearly a guy who enjoyed life.

Our heartfelt condolences to you, Marney,
at the loss of your husband, Colin. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Crestview Neighborhood Association
Steering Committee. MK

I didn't know Colin well but I do remember I had Speech with him at Luther. He was the life of the class, very confident and vibrant. I always looked forward to his speeches. RIP buddy.

We were so lucky to have known Colin at Luther College and are so saddened by your loss. We will continue to keep you all, Marney and family, in our thoughts and prayers