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Dwayne S. Colson

April 22, 1922 - February 16, 2019

Dwayne S. Colson, 96, of Mokena, IL, died at 1:45 pm, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL with family by his side. He was born April 22, 1922 in Atterberry, IL to Samuel S. and Hartie M. Stith Colson. He married Charlotte H. Van Winkle on June 12, 1942 and she preceded him in death on February 3, 2013.

Survivors include four daughters, Sandra (Michael) Megginson of Bonita Springs, FL, Debby (Bob) Fuller of Orland Park, IL, Pam Vehmeyer of Charleston, SC and Jan (Randy) Nolen of Charleston, SC; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one nephew, Dr. Randall (Diane) Rowland of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister Ila Jean Tobin.

Dwayne was a devoted husband, loving father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed working outdoors. Dwayne was employed for forty-one years by Illinois Bell Telephone Company as an engineer. He retired in 1982. He was a U.S Army veteran serving in the Army Air Corps from 1942 – 1946. He continued his service in the US Army Reserves from 1948 – 1952. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and served as the President from 1970-1971. He served on United Way and was past member of the Shriners.

Visitation: 10-11 am, Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Rev. Mary Keldermans officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery where Military Honors will be conducted.

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Address:

1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 789-2340 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneers of America – Pioneersvolunteer.org or Wounded Warrior Project – woundedwarriorproject.org.


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