The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 7, 2014

Colton G. Squires

— Colton G. Squires, 24, of Owatonna, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident.

  Colton was born July 29, 1989 in Albert Lea, Minnesota the son of Craig and Brenda (Carlson) Squires. He attended Owatonna High School and graduated from Faribault High School in 2008. He spent 7 years in the Army Reserve as an MP in the 79th Infantry. While in the Reserves he served in Burkina Faso and Kyrgzstan. Colton worked for Heselton Construction in Faribault. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting and riding dirt bikes. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his smile.

  He is survived by his parents Craig and Brenda Squires of Owatonna; brothers, Mason and Harmon Squires; girlfriend, Tya Rohl of Owatonna; grandmothers, Jan Carlson of Wells, Marie Squires of Mankato; aunts and uncles, Nola (Vern) Teras of Albert Lea, Ronda (Steve) Tuveson of Albert Lea, Carrie Jean "CJ" (Doug) Brase of Owatonna, Milo (Nancy) Squires of Waconia, and many cousins.

  He is preceded by his grandfathers Larry Joe Squires and Ted Carlson and his uncle Brad Carlson.

  Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00AM at Daybreak Community Church with the Reverend John Miller officiating.  Interment will be in the Owatonna Memorial Gardens.

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