Glenford Columbus (July 11, 1949 – September 19, 2012)


obituary_glenford_columbus.jpgGlenford Thomas "Dodo" (Eagle Warrior) Columbus, age 63 of the Lower Sioux, entered the spirit world peacefully on September 19 at his home.   

Columbus was born July 11, 1949 in Pipestone, MN to Thomas and Iola Jean (Mireau) Columbus. He attended Morton Public School and welding school in Kansas City, MO. Dodo was a very good artist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool, and having cookouts grilling steaks. He also enjoyed music, art, his German Shepherd dogs, and sports, especially watching boxing and the Minnesota Vikings. Dodo loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

Glenford is survived by his daughters: Malinda Fennern, Christina Fennern, Angela Schaffer, and Amber Schaffer; brothers and sisters: Tim Columbus of La Mesa, CA, Rolland (Fawn) of Redwood Falls, Lillian Wilson of the Lower Sioux, LaVonne (Dan) Swenson of the Lower Sioux, Sandra (Ray) Geshick of the Lower Sioux, Marilyn His Day of the Lower Sioux, Vincent Columbus of the Lower Sioux, Dan Grey Eagle of the Lower Sioux, Chris Columbus of Redwood Falls, and Melissa (Chris) Chee of the Lower Sioux; uncle Joe Mireau of Prairie Island; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Violet; brothers Alvin, Delano, Clyde, Leon, and Kevin; sister Ramona; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 24 at the Lower Sioux Community Center. Interment is in St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at