Rae entered into heaven on Jan. 12, 2014, due to complications from colon cancer.
A celebration of Rae's life will take place on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Nativity Catholic Church with visitation from 12:30 to 1:30 in the church. There will be a prayer service at Boulger Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Wednesday with visitation from 5 to 7 in the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Moorhead, Minn.
Rae grew up in Moorhead where she proudly attended St. Joseph Catholic School and St. Joseph Parish. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Joseph.
Rae graduated from Moorhead HS and attended Moorhead St. University. She worked for Murphy Finance Company in Moorhead where she subsequently met her husband Patrick Colliton.
They were married in 1956 after which Pat attended medical school in New Orleans. Following this, eight-plus years were spent in the U.S. Medical Service with duty in Germany and Japan. Very interesting years.
Rae enjoyed bridge, the "Red Hatters," playing and watching tennis, and particularly her summers at Little Pine Lake including pontoon rides, beautiful sunsets, etc. This past August, a beach party with 70 people attending, celebrated Rae and Pat's 80th birthdays.
Rae and Pat spent a loving and adventurous 57 years together. Their love for each other has been and will forever be unending.
Rae is survived by husband, Patrick; five children, Cathryn Colliton Spaeth (Rick), Scott Colliton (GayAnn), Mark Colliton (Rich), Steven Colliton (Roxann) and Todd Colliton (Cherri); grandchildren, Steven, Taylor (Steve-Roxann), Katelyn, Conner (Todd-Cherri) and Ana (Scott-GayAnn); and brother, William Schill (Kathy).
Donation suggestions to Presentation Sisters, Shanley High School or Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home. Online guestbook at: www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.