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Vernon Koll

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Vernon Koll

1935 - 2015 WEST ARLINGTON Vernon Koll, 79, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Rivers Edge Community Care Home in Bennington. The oldest son of the late Richard and Minnie (Scheiber) Koll, he was born in Rock County, Minn. on November 10, 1935. He graduated as Salutatorian of Estelline (SD) High School, Class of 1954. He then enlisted in the US Air Force where he served until 1958; upon his discharge he attended DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, graduating with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science. Mr. Koll began his career as an Electrical Engineer at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, later transferring to Bell Laboratories (AT&T) in Holmdel, NJ , working there from 1961 until his retirement in 1989. Following retirement, he continued as an independent contractor for AT&T, then Lucent Technologies. He and his wife, Carole, relocated to West Arlington in 2001 to be nearer their family. Mr. Koll enjoyed reading and working on cars. He leaves his wife, Carole (Reed) Koll of Bennington, whom he married August 5, 1969; daughter, Melissa, son-in-law, Brian, and granddaughter, Avery Prouty of Shaftsbury. He is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth Koll of Apple Valley, MN and Darwin Koll of Litchfield, MN, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Martha Kulmane of Sandgate, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandson, Benjamin Prouty on September 14, 2013; brother, Jerry Koll , sister, Sharon Hanson, niece, Carole Sinclair Smith and nephew, Aaron Koll. The family gives special thanks to Maria White, Robin Gardner, Lois Langlois and all the staff at River's Edge Community Care Home for their devoted and loving care; as well as Kathy Hauser, Beth Newman, and the staff of Bayada Hospice for their support. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Arlington Chapel of the Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the West Arlington Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to or Second Chance Animal Center in care of Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. To send condolences, visit : www.sheafuneralhomes.com
Published in Bennington Banner on May 19, 2015
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