Jeffrey Scott Colbenson was born June 8, 1976 in Buffalo, MN to Gregory and Gloria (Gramsey) Colbenson. Growing up Jeff enjoyed the outdoors and always tinkering in the garage, building and repairing things. He loved riding three wheelers in the mud with friends. During high school he worked at the Monticello Theater, enjoyed golf, driving around in his jeep and hanging out with friends. He graduated from the Monticello High School in 1994.
After graduation Jeff went to Sun Prairie, WI to be a heavy equipment operator. He worked at different construction companies and was employed at CS DuBois construction at the time of his death. Jeff enjoyed doing construction projects of his own. He loved remodeling the house he bought in Maple Lake, the backyard fish pond, the outdoors, snowmobiling out west, camping, and fishing.
Jeff died Sunday, August 22, 2010 in Clearwater Township, Wright County as a result of an airplane crash six days before his wedding to Beth Blizil of Maple Lake. Jeff and Beth had a son Carter Matthew who was 16 months at the time of Jeff’s death. Carter was the greatest pride of his life. Jeff loved being a dad.
Jeff was the kindest and easy going person you could meet. He was always willing to lend a hand to help someone. He loved laughter, a few pranks and always being with family and friends.