Clare County Review & Marion Press

Obituary: Larry Bruce Colberg

Larry Bruce Colberg, or Marion Michigan passed away September 22, 2021 at Munson Hospital in Travers City after a battle with heart disease.
Larry was born on October 30, 1947 to Fred and Beulah (Holland) Colberg in Evart, Michigan. Larry was a graduate of Marion High School class of 1965. Larry answered the call of duty, serving in the United States Army during Vietnam. Larry served from 1965 to 1968 as a radio operator and a medic for the majority of his tour of duty. During his tour of duty, Larry received accommodations for his “ability to make quick, accurate, and error free decisions, as a radio operator, that saved the lives of Allied personnel as well as Vietnamese citizens” during an attack on Saigon by the Viet Cong. Larry went on to receive his Masters in Geology Degree from Central Michigan University. Post-graduation, Larry went to work in the oil fields in Wyoming as an oil exploration geologist. Several years later, Larry returned to family and friends in Marion, Michigan where he worked and later retired from Evart Products.
Larry is survived by his siblings, Patricia Colberg of Fort McCoy, Florida; Barbara Colberg of Glasgow, Kentucky; Howard Colberg of Sterling, Michigan; Marvin Colberg of Marion, Michigan; and Linda (Colberg) Davies of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews, along with other loving family members.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah Colberg.
Graveside memorial service with interment of ashes will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 1pm in Greenwood Cemetery in Marion, Michigan.

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