Don Colony, 58, a lifetime resident of North Liberty passed away after complications from an aortic aneurysm January 10th at University of Iowa Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, January 15th from 4pm-7pm at the First United Methodist Church in North Liberty, IA.
Don was born July 10th, 1960 the son of Frank and Peg Colony. He leaves behind his wife, Kathy Colony who was looking forward to celebrating their 25 year anniversary this July. Those who knew Don, knew he loved anything mechanical and worked on many cars in his youth and adulthood. He also loved his Harley motorcycle, and taking long trips with his wife. Don was a proud street superintendent for the City of North Liberty for 31 years, and met lifelong friends he considered family throughout his tenure. Don was the happiest when spending time with his grandchildren, and loved the idea of buying them all dirt bikes at young ages. He loved driving them around the yard on the gator, and telling them funny jokes. Telling stories and joking around was one of Don’s best traits. Ask anyone who knew Don, and they’re sure to tell you a fun Don story or joke. We all wish we could have heard just one more, even if it was the same we’d heard before.
Don is survived by his wife Kathy; children Jared Colony; Chris (Kate) Vos; Amber (Jeff) Duwe; mother Peg Colony; his sister Debra Johnson; sister Darla (Scott) Hardwick; his brother Dean (Katie) Colony; mother-in-law Marjorie Christiansen; brother-in-law Dale; and sister-in-law Rene (Tom). Also surviving are his beautiful grandchildren, Pierce Colony; Elle Colony; Anthony and Holland Vos and Hayden Duwe.