OBITUARY

Colton James Warth

August 23, 1999February 6, 2020
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Our sweet, thoughtful, goofy boy passed away Thursday morning. He grew too tired to fight another day and took his life ending his fierce battle with depression and anxiety. For the last four years, he endured not only devastating depression and anxiety but ongoing physical pain from a series of 5 knee surgeries. We finally found our way to Mayo Clinic and Dr. Dahm for his final surgery, which gave him back a life with much less physical pain following a cutting edge surgery and extremely difficult rehabilitation. We thought he had won his battle. Colton fought to get better. We fought for him, not resting until we thought he was safe. Too many professionals to count fought for him to get better. In the end, he chose to win his battle a very different way than we would have chosen for him. He is finally at peace.

Colton was our oldest child and a fierce protector of his sister, Aliya. We were blessed in that our children always adored one another, well almost always. Colton and Aliya were making plans to start Iowa State University in the fall, again tackling some of the most anxious steps of life together. Colton was forever picking on Aliya, and as we have found out in recent days, she was full of mischief to get him back. He was most comfortable with his family and would do anything to help another or ease someone else’s burden. He loved sports and could talk stats and predictions all day long. Colton loved fantasy anything as he always seemed to have an edge to his opponents. He loved to win.

Colton was our hero. He fought and won so many challenges. We thought he had conquered mental illness and physical pain. What we have come to understand is that our sweet boy did win. Death took Colton but God took Colton from Death and he is free in heaven. Our sweet, thoughtful, goofy boy WON. Colton will forever be missed. This world is less amazing without our son in it.

Colton is survived by his loving parents, Brad and Jodie Warth, and his amazing sister, Aliya, grandparents, Jim and Elaine Warth and Robert and Linda Benson, aunts and uncles, Todd and Kim Warth, Lory Busma and Troy Busma, cousins, Kelsey (Adam) Mayka and family, Ben Warth, Katie Lynne (Eric) Pope and family, Michael Busma, Alex Busma, Emilee Busma, Timothy Benson and family, Jason and Amber Benson and family; and Christie Benson and family, special friends, Mike and Kori Ensley, Riley, Kamryn and Korbin.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Colton James Warth Memorial Fund at Bankers Trust.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Penny and Kevin Sullivan

February 16, 2020

Over the years, whenever we’d see you,, Brad and Jodie, you always beamed with such pride when you spoke of your family. Clearly, Colton was a source of true joy and you’ll miss him more than words can ever say. We are praying that you both, and Aliya, will find some comfort and peace in the sweet memories you have. And we pray you’ll carry those, and treasure them in your heart forever. All our very best to your entire family. Know you’re surrounded by so many who are hurting with you, but have faith God will bring you all through this. Love and Blessings, Penny & Kevin Sullivan

Kathy Healy

February 16, 2020

Dear Brad and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy

Michael Curry

February 14, 2020

Brad & Jodie, I have so many fond memories of Colton. Coaching the Lazers introduced me to your son, the both of you and so many other amazing people. Such a special time.

I've been thinking a lot about those days in the sun with Colton's smile running up and down the pitch. He was so shy in the beginning. Watching him build confidence and becoming more aggressive was awesome. I could count on Colton to follow directions and put his best effort forward. He loved the game.

Colton was always smiling and ALWAYS had a positive attitude. All the boys had so much fun together. That kid will have a special place on my heart.

Love you All.

Bob, Janelle, Owen, Blake and Brynn Carlson

February 13, 2020

Brad, Jodie and Aliya,

We are so very sorry. Colton’s love for all the “best teams” in the world brought us so many fun memories with Colton. From garage game watching to listening to Bob and Owen talk about how they needed to beat Colton in fantasy football (because he put together the best teams) are treasured memories for the Carlson crew. We will never forget our time at Jack Trice cheering on the cyclones with him. Our baby and your baby with their extreme passion in the crowd always questioning the plays together, the high fives...the memories made. Colton will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Thank you for sharing your sweet boy with us.
It is not how long a star shines, it is how bright a star shines. Colton was a bright star and his life is going to continue to shine bright. We love you guys and are right here whenever you need us.

Bob, Janelle, Owen, Blake and Brynn Carlson

Scott and Susan Reinart

February 13, 2020

Brad, Jodie, Aliya and Warth family
We were saddened to hear of your loss. Know you are not alone and we will continue to pray for you in the days ahead. God Bless you all

AJ Peterson

February 13, 2020

Warth Family,
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that you find comfort that Colton is smiling down on you from Heaven. You have our deepest sympathies.

CATHY Bormann

February 13, 2020

Brad, Jodie, and Aliya,

Our hearts are breaking for you but we know Colton is safe with God. We imagine him cheering loud for the Bears from above. Anytime you need us we are in the backyard with open arms.

Love,
Chad, Cathy, Kason & Adley

Sally and Rick Corey-Luce

February 13, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Warth family.

Kayla Winnike

February 12, 2020

Jodie, Brad and Aliya
Your family is so very special to us. We are so very sorry. What a blessing it has been to raise our kiddos in such a great neighborhood. 16+ years ago we were the young ones with littles! Over the years we lifted each other up as parents and our kids enjoyed so much fun together....playing in the yards, running back and forth across the street, jumping on your trampoline (special bonus with the sprinkler going) riding bikes and motorized cars, sledding in the snow, numerous trick or treats , trips to the zoo, playing basketball and first day of school pics. Watching Colton grow up has been a privelage, he is always so polite and friendly. The bond between him and Aliya has always been precious. We love you Gracie.
You are literally surrounded by so many that love you and are here for you always.
Continue to focus on caring for your family and know we are all here when you are ready.
Much love to you all.
Brad, Kayla, Jenna, Hanna and Haley

Laura Bauer

February 12, 2020

Brad and Jodi,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are heartbroken over your loss.
Laura Bauer and Tony King (from Tim and Dawn's group cruise)

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