Colshen was born Dec. 12, 1927 in Cherokee, to Garness and Ruby Eleanor (Braley) Mundy. She was a 1946 graduate of Cherokee High School, and attended Iowa State Teachers College for one year.
She married Fritz Colshen on July 22, 1948 in Clinton. When She first moved to Clinton she was employed with Pillsbury Mills for 15 years as a receptionist. She was also employed at Bluff Medical for ten years, she then took over Gateway Supply in 1987 and worked there until her retirement.
She was a 56 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star #65 and was Worthy Matron in 1971. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed bowling, golf, baseball, and especially the Chicago Cubs.
She is survived by her husband Fritz of Clinton; one son Tom (Dorcas) Colshen of Clinton; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; one brother Ivan (Jean) Mundy of Apache Junction, Ariz.; one sister Dorothy Kiser of Lady Lake, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.