James Robert Kolzow
1942 - 2020
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James Robert Kolzow of Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Son of the late John and Margaret Kolzow. Beloved husband of Janet, loving father of Kristen and Michelle. Caring grandfather of Kenton and Kailyn. Brother of William, Richard, and Ron (Maureen). Born and raised in Hinsdale, Illinois, graduate of Hinsdale Central High School, graduate of Colorado State College, Greeley, Colorado, with a Bachelor of Science degree. Teacher of Biology and coach of football and wrestling in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Committed teacher of Biology and AP Biology and well-loved coach of football, baseball, and girls softball (1969-2000). Known for his kind and gentle ways, his leadership and dedication inspired students and athletes alike. A quotation of Jim's which best describes his life: "I love what I do every day. I am blessed." Services for Jim are private. Donations can be made in Jim's memory to Alzheimer's Association, https://www.alzfdn.org. Arrangements by Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale. For information: 630-703-9131 or www.powellfuneraldirectors.com

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family
November 18, 2020
I worked with Jim and Janet for a few years at Central. They were such a wonderful and lovely couple. Jim was a kind, positive and smart human. If he was coming toward you in the hallway, you just started to smile. He was truly admired by many of us. Wishing his beautiful wife, children and family warm wishes as they remember Jim.
Sigita Mitchell
November 16, 2020
Janet....I was so sad to hear about Jim´s passing. My thoughts are with you and his children. Love, cousin Laura
Laura Wolff
November 16, 2020
We truly will miss Jim, a wonderful friend and neighbor for more than forty years. Our love and prayers are with you, Janet.
Rod and Peggy Brandon
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