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“Sarah, my heart goes out to you and Alex and family. I cannot imagine the sorrow you must feel right now. My thoughts are with you...... ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Melanie (Anderson) Mord - Eagan, MN

“We were saddend by the loss of Jon. We send our prayers and love to the intire family. He will be truly missed by all. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Harry & Dianne Wright - Wanamingo, MN

“Family of Jon,Jon will be greatly missed. When a family member died it was nice to have Jon there to talk to. If there was anything we needed he...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Gene & Deb Essler - Melrose, MN

“To the entire Coltvet family,My sincere sympathy goes to your family as you go through this very difficult time. My 6 years of teaching 1st graders...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Roxanne (Messer) Johnson - MN

“Sarah and Alex,We are praying for you and Alex in this difficult time. Jon was a wonderful family man and a great husband.We are here for you when...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Carrie Halvorson - Belgrade, MN

“Sarah - I met you once at the Episcopal church and then one time at the laundry mat, we had the nicest conversation. I thought you were the nicest...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Jennifer Jameson - Sauk Centre, MN

“To Jon's parents, You can be so very proud of your son Jon, he was such an inspirational person, helping people who lost loved ones - to "...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Joyce Lyng - Sauk Centre, MN

“Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. God's peace to you at this difficult time,Katherine & Tim Oleson ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Katherine Oleson - Des Moines, WA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and Alex at this difficult time. Jon touched so many lives and even though I did not know him - I saw the...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Janet Byland

“Jon, you were such an amazing guy... I will miss seeing your bright face every time i'd see you with the Hintzen family. Keep looking down on...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Maggie Hoffman - Sauk Centre

“To Jon's Family and Co-Workers: I was so deeply saddened to see Jon's death notice in the St. Cloud paper! I feel it is important for you to...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Bohne Mahnke - St. Cloud, MN

“My sincere sympathy to you during this difficult time. I would talk on occassion to Jon when I picked up "music&memories" program at the...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Haskamp

“I am saddened to hear of Jon's death. He was one of the college friends that I rode back and forth to Waldorf with when we would all come home to...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Cindy (Stinson)Gilbertson - Byron, MN

“Sarah & AlexWhat can we say when there is nothing that will ease the pain. Jon helped us so much with his kindness and understanding during our...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Harold & Barb Nelson - MN

“Though we did not know Jon, his brother Tim was a great friend of mine, and was the pastor who performed the ceremony of marriage to my wife Alicia--...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: David and Alicia Koel - Kalispell, MT

“Sarah, Jon was avery special, caring & friendly person to everyone. After the church service at First Lutheran you and Jon always gave me a special...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Joyce Lyng - Sauk Centre, MN

“Dear Sarah and Alex - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you both. Know that my prayers are with you now and in all the days to...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Stepan - Sauk Centre, MN

“"Like a kite cut from the string,Lightly the soul of my youthHas taken flight." -Ishikawa TakubokaBecause our time together has...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Craig Cameron - Tenstrike, MN

“Sarah & Alex,Hearing of Jons death devastated me. I can only imagine what you have and will go through. You guys were my family up in Sauk Centre,...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: John Locke

“Sarah and Alex, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Erin Shermak - St. Joseph, MN

“Sarah, we are very saddened by Jon's passing. Jon was always very, very nice to me throughout the years he was with the funeral home. I know...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Pat & Teresa Schad - Melrose

“Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about Jon. I wish I could give you a big hug. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Jennifer(Helgeson)Anderson and family ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Jennifer Anderson - Tenstrike, MN

“To John's family and Friends. My family and I are very saddened by the passing of Jon. I grew up with John, brother Tim and sisters and family...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Kevin Wright - Maple Grove, MN


Jonathan "Jon" Coltvet, age 41 of Sauk Centre, died Thursday, June 7, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, following an extensive open heart surgery.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11 at the Sauk Centre High School Auditorium in Sauk Centre. Rev. Kevin Born will officiate with interment following in Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and Monday at the high school from 10 to 11 a.m.

Jonathan Scott Coltvet was born on January 13, 1966 at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Sherman and Rachel (Maakestad) Coltvet. After attending kindergarten in Longview, Washington, he attended and graduated from Wanamingo Public Schools in Wanamingo, Minnesota. He was a three sport athlete and also participated in music and drama. Jon completed his Associates of Arts degree at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa and then finished up some general credits at Concordia University in St. Paul, before graduating with a degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in 1988. Jon moved to Sauk Centre in September of 1988 to start his career as a funeral director with Schad Funeral Homes. Jon had the great pleasure of serving his whole career under the guidance of Bernie Schad and Pat Patton of Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, and he was currently the manager of the Melrose office.

Jon was married to Sarah Anderson on June 22, 1991 at Zion Lutheran Church in Blackduck, Minnesota. They loved and were proud of being Alex's parents for the past ten years.Jon was a member of First Lutheran Church of Sauk Centre, and served on it's Council for three terms. He was a founding member of the Mainstreet Investment Team. He loved to golf, buy rental houses, travel, boat and he was a most excellent guitar player. He could usually play any request within a few minutes. Because of his compassionate and gentle nature, Jon was loved and respected by all who met him.

Jon will be greatly missed by his wife, Sarah and son, Alex of Sauk Centre; parents, Sherman and Rachel Coltvet of Rochester; siblings, Elizabeth McGeeney (Jim) and niece, Anna of Rochester, Tim Coltvet (Maren) and niece, Linnea, and nephew, Anders of Plymouth, and Stephanie Coltvet of Minneapolis. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Nina Anderson of Blackduck; brothers-in-law, Steven Anderson (Kelly Fries) and nephews, Lukas and Reilly of St. Francis, Philip Anderson of Brownsville, Texas, Joseph Anderson (Julie Muller) and niece, Adrienne, and nephew, Max of Roseau; sister-in-law, Mary Anderson (Craig Cameron) and nephew, Elliot, and niece, Clara of Tenstrike; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Hattie Coltvet; maternal grandparents, Arnold and Esther Maakestad; and father-in-law, Lawrence Anderson.

Serving as casket bearers will be Pat Patton, Bernie Schad, Linda Holm, Julie Schaefer, Mark Kranz, Paul Hintzen, Todd Otteson, and Jon Wurm. Stephanie Coltvet will serve as cross bearer. Honorary bearers will be the Mainstreet Investment Team including Bill and Kathy Larson, Linda and Duane Ostendorf, John Welle, Gwen Kranz and Vicki Pfeffer.

Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church of Sauk Centre.