In loving memory of

"Mickey" G. Michael Colbenson
December 22, 1945 - January 5, 2022

Gordon Michael "Mickey" Colbenson, 76, of Rushford, MN died on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Mayo Clinic - St. Mary's Campus in Rochester, MN.

Mickey Colbenson was born on December 22, 1945, in Hart Township of Winona County, MN to Carroll and Dorothy (Kleist) Colbenson. He was raised on the family farm north of Rushford where he spent his summers peddling his bike up Rush and Pine Creeks to go fishing, only to stop at his grandpa's to drop off his catch, and he spent his falls squirrel hunting with his favorite dog Rinny. He developed a lifelong love of hunting and fishing and would entertain anyone he met with stories of his adventures. He was a man who lived his life to the fullest and was known for taking risks and throwing caution to the wind at times when most others wouldn't have done the same.

Mickey was a 1964 graduate of Rushford High School. On September 3, 1966, Mickey was united in marriage with Beverly Masepohl. Through the years Mickey held various jobs in and around the Rushford area, most proud of the many silos he built throughout the country.

Mickey is survived by his wife, Beverly; two children: Dean (Christine) Colbenson of Duluth, MN and David (Lori) Colbenson of Peterson, MN; six grandchildren: Laura, Audrey, Adrian, Charlie, Davien and Linken; and five siblings: Garry (Geri) Colbenson, Lana
(Jim) Overland, Calvin (Dana) Colbenson, Lori (Jeff) Wallace, and Kyle (Angela) Colbenson; he was preceded in death by his parents and son, Danny.

In lieu of flowers, Mickey's family prefers memorials directed to the donor's choice.

There will be a funeral service for Mickey at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford. Burial will be in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Please leave a memory of Mickey and sign his online guestbook at


mike hellerud wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"I am another Mickey from Rushford (hellerud) class of \"58. I also enjoyed trout fishing on Rush and Pine creek. my condolences \"mike hellerud\""

Sandy Glomski wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Bev I just heard of your husband?s passing today. My heart and prayers are with you. Condolences to you and your family!! Sandy Glomski"

Barb Boelter (Sim) wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Sorry for your loss Bev, he did have adventures no one else would take. I remember him spending summer days with my brother Gene. Always fun. Take care and God Bless."

Tami Sheff wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Bev and family, I\'m so sorry to hear of Mickey\'s passing. I have many fond memories of him and his shed back when we were neighbors with you both."

Tess Holzer wrote on Jan 9, 2022:

"Bev, so sorry to hear of your husband\'s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time. My sympathy to all. Tess Holzer"

Terry L Benson wrote on Jan 8, 2022:

"Bev and family. I was Mickey\'s classmate. Every time I came home to visit my family in Rushford, I would always visit with Mickey in his workshop and in his home (lower level). He always had a beer waiting for me. Mickey was like a distant brother to me as we talked about the early days of our lives for hours on end. So sorry on his passing Bev - my Sympathies to you and his family. Terry L. Benson"

Craig and Nancy Colbenson wrote on Jan 8, 2022:

"I will always remember Mickey?s love for the outdoors! Mickey was always entertaining and enjoyable to talk with. Bev and family our thoughts and sympathy go out to you."

Lowell,Carol Rasmussen wrote on Jan 7, 2022:

"Bev and family,Sorry to hear of Mickys passing we extend our sympathy! We will not be able to attend Any memorial for Mickey but you all are in our thoughts and prayers."