Peter Donald Colvin

July 15, 1948May 1, 2021

Peter Donald Colvin, age 72, of Brimley, Michigan passed away Friday, May 1, 2021 at the Henry Ford Hospital.

He was born on July 15, 1948 in Wisconsin the son of the late Robert M. and Ruth (Ives) Colvin. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 from the U.S. Coast Guard serving from 1966 - 1988. Peter had many passions, one being the great outdoors where he lived after retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and the cold that upper Michigan brings. He was a devoted husband and father and a good friend.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby R. Colvin; one daughter, Jennifer Jacob (Robert) of Fredericksburg, VA; one son, Michael Colvin (Stephanie) of Fredericksburg, VA; three brothers, Brian Colvin, James Colvin, Bruce Colvin; one sister, Marcia Sidwell; three grandchildren, Felix Colvin, Christopher Jacob, Rozlyn Jacob.

Graveside services will be held 11:00am Monday, May 10, 2021 at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, VA 22172.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, May 10, 2021


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Robert Jacob

May 7, 2021

Peter Colvin was my father-in-law, this is a sad time but he wanted us to celebrate his life. You were always there for my family. Thank you for sharing your love with us. You will be missed and forever cherished.
Your son-in-law
Robert Jacob

Jennifer Jacob

May 7, 2021

I adored my dad. He was loving, kind, a devoted husband, and had a sense of humor that took getting used too. I remember when I was little always wanting to be by his side. I would go on his fishing trips. Not because I liked fishing I just wanted to be with him. He had to drag me out of bed before daylight and do all the gross fishing stuff like worm the hook so I could proudly hold the fishing pole next to him. Sometimes he would let me go on his weekend run when he knew we would be walking after the first few blocks. He would walk me back home and continue his run without an ounce of annoyance. One of my most endearing memories was when I would pretend to fall asleep on the couch and he would carry me to bed, tuck me in, and say, “goodnight, sleep tight.“ I will remember him now relaxing on his couch next to mom with his feet up enjoying two of his favorite things a non-fiction historical book and a sleeping cat on his lap.
Forever his loving daughter,
Jennifer Jacob

To my dad,
I’m so proud of you
that it makes me proud of me.
I hope you know that.
-John Green, Will Grayson

Patricia Jacob

May 5, 2021

Peter will be missed dearly by us all. Jennifer is our daughter-in-law and we are very blessed to have her and her family as part of our family. Peter was a good father and grand father and will be remembered fondly always.
The Jacob Family.

Patti Amann

May 4, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Peter’s entire family. Ruby, Jennifer, Mickey, James, Marcia, Bruce, Brian and families.
I will “forever” cherish great memories of a special cousin, and the last time we saw him up in Coudery, WI for a reunion.
May God bless each of you with Comfort, Peace, and Love today, tomorrow, and in the days ahead.
Cousin Patti from Wisconsin