Ernest W. Colson

Died: Tue., Sep. 19, 2017

Services are Pending

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Ernest W. Colson, age 53 of Muscoda and formerly of Boscobel, passed away on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at his residence in Muscoda.  He was born on June 13, 1964 in Boscobel Wisconsin.  The son of Daniel and Betsy (Foust) Colson. He is survived by two daughters: Brittany Bartels of Wauzeka, and Kristin Colson of Avoca.  Two grandsons Aiydden Bartels and Bentley Colson.  One brother Donald "Duck" (Kerin) Colson of Lancaster. Two sisters, Mary (David) Bartels of Wauzeka, Violet (Ricki) Hoos of Boscobel. Several Nieces and Nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, along with three brothers, Daniel, Paul and Virgil Colson.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Boscobel Cemetery.  Online condolences can be sent to    The Kendall Funeral Service In Boscobel is assisting the family

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David Ferrel
   Posted Sat September 23, 2017
Condolences to the family, Had not seen Ernest in Years He was a fine man and a good friend in School. Prayers of comfort to all.

Jeanne (Puckett) Spaulding
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
I hadn't seen Ernie in ages but remember him as a young man. He went to church in Barnum and I was his Sunday School teacher for a time. He had a quick mind and was a very good kid. Know his siblings and wish to extend my sympathy to you all.

Tom Jones
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017
My sincere condolences to all Ernie's family. I was a classmate in grade school. We hung around a bit and Ernie was a nice friend. We never got into trouble...

Bridget Graham- Cartwright
   Posted Wed October 25, 2017
Violet and families, I am a friend of Violet and I am very sorry to hear about your brother.
May God bless you all.

Beverly Martin
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017
Colson Family,
My discovery of Ernest's obituary has resurrected multiple memories of not only Mary, BHS classmate, but of your whole family. I feel deep sorrow, but also an overwhelming memory of deep respect for your family. As most likely common in Ernest's life, most of my memories regard his three deceased brothers.
I remember Daniel, his shoes and his hair. I don't remember any meanness, anger or resentment that would have been reasonable in light of the hard times. I remember the confusion and sadness when I found out he drowned with his two brothers. I have always believed he died while trying to rescue his brothers. They had walked off the end of a sand bar below the Manhattan Club.
To this day, everytime I cross the Boscobel Bridge, I slightly nod when passing the area that the Colson brothers drowned.
i write this, not to cause more grief, but to let you know that I will forever respect and honor your family.
Beverly Martin, BHS '74er
Kansas Resident
26 October 2017

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