Marion Colbeck

A private family Celebration of Life will be held.

On April 30, 1924, Marion Joyce was born to Henry and Catherine (Sorrenson) Medill. She was the tenth of eleven children born and raised on the family farm, in Hardwick, MN. Marion graduated from Luverne, MN. She married Leo Colbeck and they were blessed with two children, Larry and Cathy.

Due to Leo’s job, with the phone company, Marion and the family moved to Prior Lake. The Colbeck family enjoyed life on the lake, especially the pontoon rides, before Marion and Leo purchased another home, in Prior Lake. Marion had a long career in the insurance and realty trade. She was part of the successful businesses located in the heart of Prior Lake, Carpenter-Colbeck Insurance Company and Colbeck-Busse Reality.  Marion was also dedicated to her community volunteering with the blood drives.

For over 18 years, Marion and Leo enjoyed summers at the cabin in Dunn Lake, near Spooner, WI and winters in Corpus Christi, TX.  After the passing of Leo, Marion kept busy. She found enjoyment in solving crossword puzzles; Marion was such a wordsmith she did them in ink.  She loved eating oysters, a tasty cocktail and a good mystery book.

Life for Marion was all about family. She relished being a wife, a mother and an aunt. Becoming a grandma and great grandma was her real joy. Marion made each family visit unique. She always had family favorite foods to be devoured, a special activity or a place to go; everyone was to be happy!

People were always drawn to Marion. She had this wonderful and welcoming personality. Marion loved to engage with people, both professional and personally. She often found herself the go to person for great advice on life. Marion was kind, caring and had a great sense of humor.

Forever loved and forever missed by son, Larry (Colleen) Colbeck; daughter, Cathy Colbeck; grandchildren, Joshua (Katie) Colbeck, Zachary Colbeck, Jordan Jones, Whitney Jones; great grandchildren, Colette Colbeck, Kellan Colbeck Aleyah Jones; other relatives and friends.

There welcoming Marion home is her beloved husband, Leo Colbeck, parents, Henry and Catherine Medill and 10 siblings and their spouses and son-in-law, Craig Jones.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, Prior Lake Chapel, proudly served and cared for the Colbeck family.



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  1. Marion was a wonderful woman and we will all miss her. Thank goodness there will always be stories to share! Love you Whit and Aleyah! Love from Blaine and the Alzheimer’s Association

  2. Kay Muelken Grosklags

    Larry and Cathy
    I am so sorry for your Mom. She was a very special lady to our family. My parents and yours had such a wonderful friendship over the years. I am so sorry for the Colbeck Family. Prayers sent your way in this time of need.
    Kay Muelken Grosklags

  3. Whitney, We are all so sad with you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know you will miss your grandmother, but relish all those wonderful memories that you have and have shared with us. May these memories comfort you in the days ahead.

    Thinking of you.

    Sue Spalding

  4. Wendy Anderson Grill

    Cathy and Larry, prayers for the both of you as you say goodbye to your mom. She is a dear memory in my childhood years as she sometimes “mothered” an entire neighborhood. I remember our friendship dearly.

  5. Dear Cathy, Larry and families –
    I am very sorry for your loss. No matter when, it is hard to say goodbye. Marion was quite a lady – just think a successful woman in business in the 60’s and 70’s. Not many can say that. Your folks and mine sure created a lot of good times and memories. May your memories comfort you in the days and weeks to come. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
    Terry Marquardt Hack

  6. Jo Marquardt/ Sue Collin

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom, Marion. Mom, Dad, Leo and Marion sure had a lot of fun together. Oh my I cant even imagine the fun that is again being had in Heaven. Hugs to the Colbeck family

  7. Dear Cathy, Larry and families,
    I have so many great memories of your entire family visiting the family farm. Both Uncle Leo and Aunt Marian were special people. I was always able to see the love you all shared within your family.
    I am very sorry for your loss and pray God is with you.
    Sally Meeker

  8. Robbin & Scott Hilgert

    Larry, Cathy & Family,

    I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to know Marion all these years. She was a joy to be around. Her many wonderful qualities live on in both of you!

    Much love to all of you as you reminisce the life you all were blessed to share with her.

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