Jonathan Scott Coltvet — Wanamingo

WANAMINGO — The funeral for Jonathan Scott Coltvet will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the auditorium of Sauk Centre, Minn., High School, with the Rev. Kevin Born officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Coltvet, 41, of Sauk Centre and formerly of Wanamingo, died Thursday (June 7, 2008) in Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, following extensive open-heart surgery.

Born Jan. 13, 1966, in Minneapolis, he attended and graduated from Wanamingo Public Schools, where he was a three-sport athlete and participated in music and drama. He received an associate’s degree from Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, continued general studies at Concordia University in St. Paul and went on to the University of Minnesota, where he graduated in 1988 with a degree in mortuary science.

He began his career as a funeral director with Schad Funeral Homes and worked at Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services. He had been manager of its Melrose, Minn., office.

Mr. Coltvet married Sarah Anderson on June 22, 1991, in Zion Lutheran Church, Blackduck, Minn.


He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Sauk Centre, serving on its council for three terms. He also was a founding member of the Mainstreet Investment Team.

He enjoyed golfing, buying rental houses, traveling, boating and playing the guitar.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah; a son, Alex at home; his parents, Sherman and Rachel Coltvet of Rochester; two sisters, Elizabeth (Jim) McGeeney of Rochester, and Stephanie Coltvet of Minneapolis; and a brother, Tim (Maren) of Plymouth, Minn. He was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents.

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

The family prefers memorials to First Lutheran Church of Sauk Centre.

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