MARION — Robert Joseph Colborn Sr., 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

He was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Olney, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Ruth (Thompson) Colborn.

He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1957 and attended Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville, Indiana. During his career, he owned and operated various businesses in Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ruth Colborn, and by his daughter, Melissa (Colborn) Monk.

Surviving him are his son, Robert Colborn, Jr. and girlfriend Machelle Lyell; his son-in-law, Tony Monk; his brother, Ron Colborn, and wife, Rose; nieces and nephew and many close cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Blue Funeral Home in Marion, Illinois. Burial will be at 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Olney, Illinois.

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