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Barbara Colson

Barbara Colson Obituary
Colson, Barbara A.

Barbara Ann Colson, age 68, of Combined Locks passed away peacefully on Monday morning, December 29, 2014 with her family at her side at The Bridges of Appleton Nursing Home. She was born on February 6, 1946 in Menasha, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Melvin and Marjorie (Hawkinson) Smith. On October 11, 1980 she married Norman Lee Colson in Menasha, and the couple lovingly brought their families together. Barb worked for some time as a Physical Therapist Assistant, but was more well-known as a hairstylist. Barb built, owned, and operated Midway Hair Care. She was a joyful, fun-loving, strong woman with the deepest love for her family. She loved singing, traveling, camping, and entertaining at her home. Barb's love, her sense of humor, and her true beauty will be sadly missed by her family.

Barb is survived by her loving husband, Norm; daughter, Marni (Dune) Fuller, Darboy; step-daughters: Cynthia (Buzz) Hempel, Austin, TX; Susan (Amos) Cooper, Beaumont, TX; Vicky (Bruce) Bodway, New London; grandchildren: Josh, Amber, Jacob, Bradley, Jordan, Rylee, Claudia, Marcus; great granddaughter, Jenna; a sister, Sue (Jim) Roesler; three brothers: Jim (Mardi) Smith, Gene Smith, Butch Smith; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Monica Hampton-Leitzke, and her first husband, Thom Zeleske.

A Celebration of Barb's life will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest alongside her parents in St. Mary Cemetery, Menasha. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Barb's name.

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The family would like to thank Barb's cousin, Carol Tesch, the staffs of The Bridges, and of Heartland Hospice for your exceptional care and compassion through her illness.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Jan. 4, 2015
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