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Kenneth Karl Kolar


1927 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Kenneth Karl Kolar Obituary
Kenneth Karl Kolar, 86, Independence, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

Kenneth was born May 12, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Thomas Roy and Mabel Marie (Henry) Kolar. He was a 1944 graduate of Northeast High School. Kenneth was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in the Pacific theater during World War II. He retired from Mid Continent Tool and Molding as vice president after 54 years. Kenneth enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing and hunting. He married Evelyn Curtis on September 4, 1949, she preceded him in death on November 14, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Kolar; and his parents.

Survivors include his sons, Karl A. Kolar, and Larry W. Kolar and wife, Julie; daughter, Karen Lencioni and husband, Jim; grandchildren, David Kolar, Mike Kolar, Holly Pennell, Matthew Hidy, Kenny Kolar and Natalie Kolar; great-grandchildren, Austin and Ty Johnson, Lauren, Emma and Henry Pennell; brother, Thomas Kolar; and numerous nieces, nephews, and family.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, 816-252-7900. A celebration of Kenneth's life will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mount Washington Cemetery with military honors.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.
Published in The Examiner on Feb. 14, 2014
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