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Francis Charles Colton

March 24, 1960 ~ March 5, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Francis Colton Obituary

Francis Charles Colton, Naawigiizis, 62 of Isle, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023 at his residence.  He was born March 24, 1960 in Cloquet to Roger Eric Colton and Angeline (Boyd) Wadena.  He was retired, having worked as a garbage man for many years.  Francis enjoyed working on cars, gardening, yard work, and fishing.  He was a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: Richard Boyd and Roger Colton.

Francis is survived by 5 sisters: Eloise Yanez, Mary Colton, Rosa (Robert) Colton, Alida Colton, and Jennifer Wadena; Significant Other: Sherrie Murphy; And many other special relatives and friends who mourn his passing.


Tribal Rites will begin at 10:00am – Thursday, March 9, 2023 at East Lake Community Center in East Lake – McGregor.  Chato Gonzales will be the Tribal Rites Leader.  Visitation will begin at Dusk (6:00pm) on Wednesday at the East Lake Community Center.  Burial will be in the Big Sandy Lake Burial Grounds.  Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.  Go to to leave a message of condolence

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