Richard “Ricky” Colborn, 75, of Foxboro, WI, heard God calling Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was in his beloved home surrounded by his family. Rick fought a heroic ten-year battle with cancer and was grateful for the dedicated teams of healthcare professionals at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. He was born on March 22, 1945 in Superior, WI, to Harry and Irene (Cook) Colborn.
Rick married the love of his life, Janet Bischoff, on August 15, 1965, and they would have celebrated fifty-five years of marriage this summer. Rick was a lifelong musician with The Titans and various other local bands. He loved music and was a talented singer, songwriter and guitarist, recording a collection of solo work. In 2004, Rick was inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame. He was an ardent trout fisherman and loved fishing in local streams. Rick was an avid fan of nature and adored living in the country where he was able to feed his wild animals.
Rick is survived by his wife, Janet; three daughters, Angela Warn, Patzau, WI, Amy White, Duluth, MN, and Anna (Tom) Knoll, Fayetteville, NC; one son, Aaron (Megan) Colborn, Superior, WI; one surrogate son, Steve Hudson, Superior, WI; five grandchildren, Colleen (Keith), Stephany (Brian), Arin, Rylie and Murphy; two great-grandchildren, Izzy and Keith, Jr.; sister, Margaret (Fred) Bischoff and brother, Roy (Mary) Colborn; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Fern Lull and his brother Hal Colborn.
Due to CDC regulations and Governor mandates, a Celebration of Life service for Rick will be held at a later date. The family is requesting donations be made in Rick’s honor to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue, Superior, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guestbook, please visit www.downs-lesage.com.