Denise L. Colvin age 63 of Monroe, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at her home. Denise was born on November 21, 1955 in Monroe, the daughter of Lloyd L. and Gwendolyn (Shaffer) Leuenberger. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1974 where she was active in the school band. The love of music was always with her as she enjoyed playing the keyboards, clarinet, and accordion. She liked working on various crafts, was an avid researcher, genealogist, and writer. Denise married Michael Colvin on December 4, 1976 in Monroe. She worked as a Customer Service Manager at Walmart for over ten years.
Denise is lovingly survived by two sons, Chad (Tonya) Colvin of Brodhead, and Christopher Colvin and fiancée Jessie Gill of Rock Grove, IL; Grandchildren, Taylor Griffin (Wyatt Carlson), Tiffany Griffin, and Kaylynn and Reese Pulfrey; a great-granddaughter, Addison; her mother, Gwenie (Wes) Krupke of Monroe; a brother, Kirt (Joanne) Leuenberger of Monroe; a nephew, Dustin (Elyse) Leuenberger; niece, Kateri Leuenberger (Brian DeGise); and the father of her children, Michael Colvin. She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd, in 1997; and an uncle, Eldon Shaffer.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Monroe, with Jeff Ditzenberger officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 13, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Denise’s name. Condolences may be shared at www.newcomerfuneralhome.net