Dr. Dale Ralph Kollman
age 92, of Tuscarawas, OH passed away on March 10, 2021, at Smithville Western Care Center in Wooster, OH, following a period of declining health. Born August 23, 1928 in Detroit, MI to the late Lionel Ralph and Elen Mary (Johnson) Kollman. Dale graduated from Pontiac High School in Michigan June 1946. Dale received his B.S., M.S. and M.D. from the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Dale met Reba Hammond, and they married Feb. 3, 1952 in Lititz Moravian Church. They were great fans of the Michigan Wolverines! Dale completed his internship and residency at Akron General Hospital. After his residency, he joined the U. S. Navy and served his country 1958-1960 as an Assistant Attending Physician to the House of Representatives where he cared for members of congress, their families and their staff at the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. He practiced in Maryland for seven years before moving to Tuscarawas, Ohio where he owned and operated Kollman Clinic, Inc., in Tuscarawas and Uhrichsville for many years. He became a charter member of the American Academy of Board Certified Family Practitioners. He was a member of Sharon Moravian Church, Lion's Club, AMA, AAFP, and OAFP. He greatly enjoyed woodworking. He also used his skills in Bethel, Alaska to help build a seminary structure. Dale and Reba spent many summers camping with their children and grandchildren. After retirement, Reba and Dale enjoyed extensive travel.
Reba passed away April 29, 2020 after they had celebrated 68 years together. He is also preceded in death by his great grandson, Henry. Dale is survived by his children Robin (Kathy Deetz) Kollman of Macedonia, OH; Kevin (Yvonne Patterson) Kollman of State College, PA and Mary Elen Kollman (Erik Salzwedel) of Winston-Salem, NC; grandchildren Kera Robinson (Lamar), Kris Kollman, Kayla Hennon (Dave), Rick Kollman (Lora Dattilio), Andy Kollman (Mandy), Melissa Kollman (Matt Hannan), Holly Kollman; great grandchildren Elias, Weston, Bennett, Ismena and David. He is also survived by a brother Thomas (Sylvia) Kollman of Texas.
Graveside Services will be held at Sharon Moravian Church (Tuscarawas, Ohio) during the summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic concerns. Any Memorial Donations can be accepted at:
Sharon Moravian Church (4776 Moravian Church Road SE, New Philadelphia OH 44663)
Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home, Inc.
Published by The Times Reporter on Mar. 20, 2021.