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Subject: Noel Kollars 1927-2004
Date: 10 Nov 2004 19:35:36 -0700
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Tyndall Tribune & Register
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Services were held for Noel Kollars, 77, of Tabor October 29 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with Rev. Joe Puthenkulathil and Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Noel was born July 18, 1927 at Crofton, Nebr. to Martin and Anna (Kleinschimdt) Kollars. He attended country schools and attended St. Rose until the eighth grade and then graduated from Crofton High School in 1944. He farmed with his family until January of 1945. He entered the Army in 1946 where he worked in a dental clinic. After his discharge he farmed for a short time before moving to Lincoln, Nebr. where he worked in appliance service and auto parts for three years. He married Helen Estes December 1, 1951 at Sacred Heart Church in Yankton. He moved to California in July of 1955 and found work at Con Vair Aircraft until 1958. He then moved back to Yankton in 1958 and worked as a carpenter until farming again in 1964 until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor and the Moose Lodge in Yankton. Noel died at his residence early October 26, 2004.
Survivors are his wife Helen of Tabor; three sons, Michael (Kathy) of McCook Lake, Gregory of Bonesteel, and John (Linda) of Bronson, Ia.; one daughter, Mary Jo (Rockey) Waggoner of Yankton; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn Kollars of Lincoln, Nebr. and Aaron (Cathy) Kollars of Alamogordo, NM; three sisters, Marcella Eisenhauer of Hartington, Nebr., Cynthia Krzywicki of Chicago, Ill. and Antoinette (Dick) Smith of Big Bear Lake, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one infant daughter; one sister-in-law and two brother-in-laws.