Steven Philip Colbert

July 7, 1956 ~ August 12, 2021 (age 65)


Steven P Colbert, Age 65, died peacefully at home on in Hibbing, Minnesota surrounded by loved ones
on August 12, 2021 after a courageous battle with Cancer.
Steve was born on July 7, 1956 in Oconomowoc Wisconsin to Ray & Cecilia Colbert.
He graduated from Elk River High school in 1974. After receiving his bachelor degree in Architecture
from Anoka Ramsey he became a general contractor for various constructions companies until starting his
own business in 1988, Best Construction, Hibbing Minnesota.
He loved driving his truck around town visiting and talking to any and all people he met along the way.
His morning coffee stop was at Short Stop gas station in Hibbing talking politics and joking with
everyone. He had a great sense of humor. He also enjoyed teaching others his craft and giving tours
around town, pointing out every roof, deck and addition he had artistically created. He was a very proud
man and this showed in his workmanship.  He was also an avid Yahtzee player up until the very end.
Besides spending time with his family and friends, Steve had a passion for gardening, fishing, camping,
and working on his tree house. He loved making trips whenever he could to watch his grandchildren play
baseball, soccer, football, theater, dance and swim. He was a very proud grandpa.
He married the Love of his life, Julie Pensak in Floodwood, Minnesota on March 30, 1991, celebrating
their 30th wedding anniversary this year.
He was preceded in death by Parents, Ray and Cecilia Colbert, Dorothy Arnold, Daniel Colbert and
Randy Colbert. We can never forget his first rescue dogs, Cosmo Kramer and Monroe Steven.
He is survived by his wife Julie, children Stephanie Colbert-Scott, Kristopher (Nicole) Colbert, Winter
Severson-Colbert, Taylor Colbert, Trey Colbert. Grandchildren, Kylie Colbert, Landon Severson,
Kariann Scott, Parker Colbert, Berlin Severson, Mason Colbert, Kinley Stauffer.
Brothers and sisters, Jerry (Cindy) Colbert, Arnie (Vanessa) Colbert, Marilyn (Sandy) Gonsalves, Ron
(Keri) Colbert, Janet (Tom) Strassburg and many, many nieces and nephews. Rescue animals Trinity and

Celebration of life will be held at 11:30AM on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Abundant Life Church, 1637 E. 40th Street, Hibbing, MN.  Visitation will take place a half hour prior to the celebration at 11:00AM.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Range Regional Animal Rescue, 11215
Highway 37, Hibbing, Minnesota.

To send flowers to Steven's family, please visit our floral store.


August 18, 2021

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Abundant Life Church
1637 E. Hwy 37
Hibbing, MN 55746

Celebration of Life
August 18, 2021

11:30 AM
Abundant Life Church (Hibbing)

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