On July 23, 2021, Dave Koll, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 70 from cancer. David Michael Koll was born on Feb. 3, 1951, in Council Bluffs. He was the son of Alfred and Elaine Koll, and has one brother, Stephen Koll. David grew up in Walnut, on the family farm. He graduated in 1969 from Walnut High School and attended Peru State College, graduating in 1973. After college he moved to Omaha, where he lived out the rest of his life.He was married to Donna, who was the love of his life, on Jan. 18, 1985 in Walnut.
He was blessed with two children, Mark Van Goethen and Melanie (Scott) Hobbs, and two beloved granddaughters, Emma and Lauren Hobbs.
Dave loved to watch his children and grandchildren participate in sporting events. He coached his children's softball and baseball teams, and continued coaching competitive softball later on in life. He was a long time member of Northwest Hills United Church of Christ and served on many church committees. He was an avid reader and loved to watch movies. Dave and Donna loved to travel, especially to Maryland to see their grandchildren.
Dave worked as a Financial Advisor for Mutual of Omaha for 42 years and in his last three years he worked for Futurity First Insurance Group and a partner of Lifetime Retirement Partners. Dave became a member of NAIFA in 1975 and was recognized as NAIFA-Omaha's "Agent of the Year," in 2013. Taking care of his clients and ensuring that their financial and retirement needs were satisfied was his goal in life, and one in which he excelled.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Elaine Koll. Survivors include his wife, Donna, his two children, Mark and Melanie, and her husband Scott Hobbs of Hagerstown, Maryland; his granddaughters, Emma and Lauren, and his brother, Steve Koll, and wife Cindy, of Atlantic, nephew Kellen Koll and wife Melanie of Omaha, niece Katie Koll, of Atlantic, extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life service for David Koll will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28 at the John A. Gentleman Mortuary on 72nd Street in Omaha. it will be live streamed or recorded for later viewing. No visitation or burial will be held. A reception will follow at the funeral home.
Published by Atlantic News Telegraph on Jul. 27, 2021.