Randy Lee Coltson 63 of Harrison passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home. Randy was born December 8, 1953 in Midland, Michigan the son of Robert and Eileen (Burgess) Coltson.
Mr. Coltson had resided in rural Harrison since 1991, coming from Hope, Michigan. Randy was a self-employed timber cutter. His passion was being in the woods, cutting timber and being surrounded by nature. When Randy wasn’t working, he enjoyed horseback riding, scouring his many trails on his utv and watching old televised western movies, all while being surrounded by his grandchildren.
Surviving Randy is his best friend and wife of eighteen years, Shirley Ann Matthes of Harrison, six daughters; Gina Byrom and husband Chris of Sanger, Texas, Heather Kern of Harrison, Leslie Pratt of Harrison, Shawn Coltson also of Harrison, Alicia Balcer and husband Jason of Harrison and Ashley Coltson of Harrison, four sons; Andy Jurn of Sanger, James Murphy of Harrison, Brian Murphy and wife Ami of Turner, Michigan and David Coltson of Harrison, eighteen grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, one sister, Diane and husband Ron of Midland, two brothers; Mark Coltson and wife Julie of Bentley, Michigan and Scott Coltson of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Coltson was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Raven Coltson, one sister and one brother, Tommy Coltson.
Funeral services honoring Mr. Coltson will be held Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with Pastor Connie Bongard officiating. Visitation will take place on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Coltson may be considered to: Coltson family, in care of: Shirley Ann Matthes. To share an online memory or condolence with Randy’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Coltson are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.