Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Milford Cemetery in Milford. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Milton V. Colvin was born on March 18, 1931 in Milford, the son of Cy and Lou (Wilson) Colvin. Growing up, Milton attended grade school at Milford and later graduated from Milford High School in 1949.
Following graduation, on Sept. 11, 1950 Milton enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country during the Korean Conflict. He served nine months in Germany and was honorably discharged on June 5, 1952.
Milton settled back in Iowa and started working at the Creamery in Clarence and raising a family. A mechanic by trade Milton worked on trucks most of his career with many years at Bixler Trucking Co. in Clarence, and Consumers Supply in Storm Lake. He later helped his sister at the Dream World skating rink in Spencer.
On Dec. 22, 1978, Milton was united in marriage to Lois Payton in Clarence.
Milton was a member of the Newell American Legion. He had a passion for race cars and was instrumental in getting the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. started. He also enjoyed working on cars. Milton loved going to auctions and collecting water pitchers and eagles. Milton treasured his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 32 years, Lois of Newell; his children Sharon (Don) Stewart of Clarence; Linda (Gene) Horman of Tipton; Micheal (Lisa) Colvin of Lowden; Diane Notingham of Cedar Rapids; Dwight Davis of Indianapolis, Ind.; Bernita (Marvin) Hartman of Storm Lake; Jerry (Debbie) Davis of Smyrna, Tenn.; Paula (Shane) Bulten of Radcliffe; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters Joyce Grimm of Okoboji, and Willa Jean Dobson of Milford; sister-in-law Julia Colvin of Duncan, Okla.; brothers-in-law Marion Payton of Anamosa, and Louis (Anna) Payton of Savannah, Mo.
Milton was preceded in death by his parents, a son Gary Colvin and a brother Jon Colvin.