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Annette “Annie” (Stenka) Colvin

September 28, 1954 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 67)


Annette (Annie) Colvin, 67 was called home on July 20, 2022, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

A Celebration of Annie’s Life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Northridge Assembly of God Church in Grand Island. Pastor Mark Oberbeck will be officiating.    Inurnment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.  Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. 

Annette "Annie" Paula Colvin was born September 28, 1954 to Paul and Anna Stenka a ½ mile north of the Dannebrog Tower in Howard County, NE at home on her Uncle Victor and Aunt Mary Kosmicki’s Sandhill farm. 

She grew up in Grand Island attending West Lawn, Blessed Sacrament, Central Catholic and Senior High before receiving her GED. She also attended trucking school from 1989-1990. She worked as a waitress at Skelly Café, bussed tables at the Liederkranz, did sales and tailoring at Willman’s Menswear, worked at Coca Cola bottling plant, was a truck driver for G.I. Express and Sunrise Express, and then a manager at Dillard’s. In 2002, she moved to Idaho Falls, ID where she worked at Dillard’s until retiring November 28, 2008. She lived in many places including Ord, Grand Island, Pine Bluffs, WY before settling in Rigby, ID, in 2002. 

On July 3, 1971, she married Clifton Peterson and had 2 children, Blu and Terri. In April of 1979, she married Richard Leamons.  On April 22, 1989 she married Merle Yoder. On March 11, 2000, she married Dennis Colvin. She was in 4-H, loved horses and horse racing, hunting, boating, water skiing, gardening, reading, western movies, shows and western dancing.  She was a Cub Scout Den Mother for Blu and was a Girl Scout Brownie Leader for Terri. She attended church at Blessed Sacrament, St. Paul's Lutheran, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served as a primary teacher, visiting teacher/ministering and the ward librarian. 

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Colvin; fur-baby, Charlie; children and spouse, Blu and Robyn Peterson of Grand Island, Terri Peterson of Sherrills Ford, NC, foster son, Brad Platt of Lincoln; step-children and spouses, Lynda Rodriguez of Mobile, AL, Melanie and James Reeder of Idaho Falls, ID, Trish Gonzalez of Idaho Falls, ID, D.J. and Dani Colvin of Idaho Falls, ID, Josh and Amber Colvin of Shelley, ID; siblings and spouses, Patricia Cahill of Prescott, AZ, Barbie Stenka of Grand Island, Paulette and Orin Kent of Grand Island, Maren Stenka of Grand Island, Lisa Miller of Polk, NE, Garren and Michelle Stenka of Elkhorn, Krystal Stenka of Grand Island; brothers-in-law and sisters in law, Gloria Jensen of Blackfoot, ID, Roberta and Dave Brown of Westminster CO, Jimmy and Barbara Colvin; grandchildren and spouses, Kyle and Tara O’Neill of Lincoln, Josh Peterson of Hastings, Cameron and Zoe Peterson of Grand Island; 33 step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Domanic, Khloe and Ayden Peterson; 11 step-great-grandchildren; uncles, Oscar Blomstedt, Harry and Mayme Blomstedt; special friends, Lorraine and Jim Thies, Sherri and Kendall Soll, Christy and Scott Lesher, Shannon Marley, Renee Ashbocker, Jill Hammer and Rachelle Godfrey; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brothers, Michael Stenka and Francis Stenka; brothers-in-law, Eddie Paul Cahill and Bob Jensen; niece, Crystal Drawbaugh; and nephew, Ken Drawbaugh. 

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Memorial Service
August 27, 2022

10:00 AM
Northridge Assembly of God Church (Grand Island)

August 27, 2022

12:00 PM
Elmwood Cemetery
1/4 mile south Adams St. on Jackson St.
St. Paul, NE 68873

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