Celebrating the life of Ricky L. Colwell
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Winnebago - Ricky L. Colwell, 55, of Winnebago, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Rockford Memorial Hospital, following a sudden illness. Born March 20, 1957, in Columbus, Ind., the son of Denver and Martha (Moberly) Colwell. Rick married Julie (Menso) Meeker on January 14, 2004, in Oregon. He worked at Quality Metal, Byron, for twelve years. Rick was an avid outdoorsman and Chicago Bears fan.
Rick is lovingly survived by his wife, Julie; daughters, Ashley Colwell and Jennifer Meeker; granddaughters Dakota and Payton; brothers, Denny (Rhonda) and Greg (Wendy) Colwell; several nieces and nephews; mother and father-in-law, Donna and Denny O'Brien, sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Tony Vitale; beloved faithful companion, Tasha; and special little friends, Bacardi, Peanut, and Tyty. Predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Rita Mills and Jill DeBruhl.
Visitation 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.