2017 Oktoberfest Torchlight Parade Marshal – Tim Colgan
It was an immediate “yes” when Tim Colgan was approached to be the 2017 Torchlight Parade Marshal – what he considers to be one of the highest honors a “northsider” can receive.
Colgan is the owner of Colgan Air Service at the La Crosse Airport. Educated in La Crosse and a Vietnam Veteran (with a Bronze Star), he purchased the air operations of the former Heileman Brewing Co. in 1982. His wife, Debbie, serves as the accountant for the business.
He is active in Airfest, Freedom Honor Flight and St. James Catholic Church. He is also an inductee of the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame.