Michael G. "Mitch" Kolb (1922 - 2013)

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Kolb, Michael G. "Mitch"

Michael G. "Mitch" Kolb 90 of Hewitt, died on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11am Friday, January 4, 2013 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hewitt with Fr. Dennis Stanchik officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Steve and Scott Kloos, Jim and Craig Kolb, Bill Colby and Luke Drexler serving as pallbearers.

Visitations will be from 9:30am on Friday until time of service at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hewitt.



Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mitch was born in Marshfield on September 16, 1922 to Michael and Mary (Strupp) Kolb, Sr. He attended St. Joseph's School in Hewitt. He was united in marriage to Patricia D. Hein on September 16, 1947 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratford.

He was a supervisor for the town of Marshfield from 1971 until 1978 and a 25 year member of the town of Marshfield Volunteer Fire Department, for which he served as fire chief for 6 years.

Mitch also did carpentry, concrete work and retired from farming in 1987 then moved to the Village of Hewitt. He enjoyed bowling, traveling and helping his son Bill, who took over the family farm.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was the caretaker at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hewitt for many years.

He is survived by his wife Patricia, children, Eugene (Louise) Kolb of Marshfield, Edward (Kathy) Kolb of Marshfield, Marjorie (Andrew) Kloos of Stratford, William (Linda) Kolb of Marshfield, Donna (Donald) Wright of Medford and Donald (Pam) Kolb of Marshfield. He is further survived by 13 grandchildren, Steven (Amy) Kloos, Scott (Kari) Kloos, William (Angela) Colby, James Kolb, Kristy (Luke) Drexler, Katie Kolb, Susan Kolb, Angela Kolb, Jill (Tim) Multerer, Craig Kolb, Adam Kolb, Austin Kolb and Sara Kolb; 11 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Dorothy Kolb of Stratford and a brother-in-law Peter Berdan of Auburndale.

Mitch was preceded in death by his parents, and two brother Joe and Paul Kolb; six sisters Lucy Schiferl, Lorraine Rink, Marie Berdan, Hilaria Stelter, Eleanor Krall and Thecla Ertl.

Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 3, 2013
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