Mayme Colby, age 90, passed away on February 23, 2008 at Grandview Christian Home.The funeral will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 47th and Colfax Avenue North in Minneapolis, with visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. There will also be a visitation on Tuesday, February 26th from 5 – 8 PM at our Isanti Chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in St. Anthony.
Mayme Ruby (Hamre) Colby was born September 23, 1917 in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Mayme was raised in North Minneapolis and graduated from North High School in January 0f 1936. She was a licensed beautician for many years with Bobby Fern and Jackie Ann. Mayme was active for many years at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis with Ladies Guild and church circles. She also helped with the junior choirs, lutefisk diners and various other banquets. Her other interests included polka dancing and fishing. Mayme lived in the Minneapolis area until April of 2007 when she became a resident of Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.
Mayme passed away on February 23, 2008 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge at the age of 90 years and 5 months. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ragna Sorensen; and by husbands, Hiram O. Hamre and Francis Colby. She is survived by 2 children, Gary Hamre of Delaware, Ohio; Sharon (Dennis) Kowalik of Isanti; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister, Iolene Biangardi of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and by many other relatives and friends.