Colton Poplow, 1996-2015

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Funeral services for Colton Jayce Poplow, 18, of Albert Lea will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Janet White will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Colton Poplow

Colton Poplow

Colton was born Dec. 10, 1996, in Albert Lea, the son of Roger Poplow of Albert Lea and Jay and Darlene Federly of Owatonna.

Colton was a beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle, friend and so much more who walked into the loving arms of his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the age of 18. Colton was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Orlin and Joyce Poplow of Hayward; maternal grandparents Darwin Haroldson of Albert Lea and Camille Christenson of Albert Lea; and paternal aunt, Dawn Omvig, of Albert Lea.

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Colton is survived by his parents Roger Poplow of Albert Lea and Jay and Darlene Federly of Owatonna; siblings Ashley (Benny) Perez of Stillwater, Josh (Jasmine) Daly of Wichita Falls, Texas, Courtney Poplow of Albert Lea, and Ciera, Alysa and Jada Federly, all of Owatonna; his three beautiful nieces that he adored, Adella, Arayah and Gabriella, and so excited about his soon-to-be nephew, Kayden James Federly; grandparents Carol Haroldson of Albert Lea and Greg and Karen Federly of Ely, formerly from Owatonna; great-grandparents Ezra and Louise Erickson; special aunts and uncles Elroy (Shannon) Poplow, Jeff Poplow, Gary Poplow, Rita (Bill) Olson, Jerry (Sue) Haroldson, Tom (Rose) Haroldson, Dell Haroldson, Todd (Susan) Haroldson, Brandy (Mike) Boettcher, David Federly and Christine (Jose) Escobedo; and great-aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and close friends Brody Schreiber, Trayton Talamantes, Lewis Kelly, Seth Kilian-Bock, J.D. Anderson, Annika Pederson and John Anderson.

Colton was an avid lover of sports and during his young life played football, golf and wrestling. Wrestling was his passion of all time and he lived to be able to wrestle, watch and cheer on his teammates. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time up at his nana and papa’s cabin with his family. There was never a time where you didn’t see Colton without a smile on his face, and when you did you knew that was when he was going to crack a joke! Where there was laughter, Colton was always to be found!

His joyous personality was spread to many, especially his three little nieces who he loved rolling around on the floor with and chasing around the house for hugs and kisses, or just enjoyed sitting with them and reading them a story. Colton’s soft heart had truly touched so many lives!

Colton wanted to dedicate his life to serving the community as a police officer and leading others in the right direction. Colton’s excitement for graduation transpired to everyone and he was looking forward to continuing his education and becoming a guiding member of the community. His dream has now come true as he is resting with the angels, protecting and guiding his loved ones!

Colton will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him! He was the kind of young man who anyone would be proud to call son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.