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Leo J Kolbe
Oct. 7, 1922 - Dec. 20, 2016
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
11:00 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 East Main St
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
St. Mary Cahtolic Cemetery
810 N. Madison St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Leo J Kolbe
Chilton, WI

Leo J. Kolbe, age 94, of Chilton, died on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Chilton. He was born October 7, 1922 in Charlestown, son of the late Joseph & Martha (Reiser) Kolbe. Leo married Elizabeth Morgen on September 14, 1944 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein.

Leo & Elizabeth farmed together in the Town of Charlestown while raising their 6 children. For Leo, his faith, his wife, and his family were the most important things in his life. He made sure that everyone was in church on Sunday mornings, and as soon as Mass was ended, Leo was sure to create memories with his family, especially while trying to get to Packer games before kick-off.
Leo formally retired from farming in 1990 when he sold the farm to his son, but his love of farming coursed too strongly through his veins that he never walked away completely. He assisted on the farm with whatever was needed. Through all of his working years, Leo also operated ‘Leo’s Wheels’, which encompassed some of his custom field work, his many snow plowing operations, and was indicative of his impeccable driving skills.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the Catholic Knights. He was a huge fan of sports, especially baseball; a game he and his twin brother, Clem played together for the Hayton Haymakers and various other clubs and organizations throughout the area. Later in life, Leo found out he was a natural at golf and picked up the game quite well in a very short time. Leo was a dynamic talker and a man who loved to visit with anyone who had an ear to listen. Above all things, he cherished all of the time he could spend with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his children: Jim (Kathleen) Kolbe, John (Kathy) Kolbe, Joe (Renel) Kolbe, Jerry (Joanne) Kolbe, Jeff (Mary) Kolbe, Jane (Brian) Moschel; 14 grandchildren: Molly (Jake) Dahl, Lottie (Darrin) Most, Jesse Kolbe, Chris (Tammy) Kolbe, Kevin (Dannice) Kolbe, Kimberly (Joe) Boehnlein, Lena (Brian) Hosking, MeAnn (Matt) Bloom, Colleen (Justin) McKeen, Angela (Nathan) Kleinhans, Joy Kolbe, Josh Kolbe, Amber Moschel and special friend Brian Burg, & Kyle Moschel; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Lorraine Geiser. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Elizabeth; his siblings: Hugo (Louise) Kolbe, Hildegard (Arnold) Weller, Elmer (Helen) Kolbe, Clem (Grace) Kolbe; and a brother-in-law: Werner Geiser.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with the Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 and again on Thursday at the funeral home from 9:30 am until 10:30 am when family prayers will be held.
My deepest sympathy to the entire Kolbe family. Your Dad was a true treasure and I am sure his memories are going to help get you through this very sad time.

Kate Vissers (Friend) - Dec. 29, 2016


I truly felt I would be able to show my respect unfortunately this will not permit me to attend . Thoughts of each one of you are being offered.
Uncle Leo and Aunt Betty were truly blessed with the children they were blessed with to show the way. Love and thoughts to all of you

Rosie (Kolbe)Schneiderwent (uncle) - Dec. 28, 2016


My sincere sympathy for the Kolbes.Leo was always interesting to talk and listen to.Just a great person who will be remember in prayers and thoughts.I hope for a swift recovery for the Koble family.Heres a hug Jane.

Mike Kobriger (friend) - Dec. 26, 2016


To all the Kolbes you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jane you were the apple of your dad's eye. They sparkled everytime he was with you. We were so honored to have known Leo, he brought happiness to everyone. Basketball games just weren't the same if Leo wasn't there. He is back dancing with your mom. He touched so many lives in such a special way, thank you for sharing your dad with all the people of Chilton!! He will be sadly missed.....

Lori & John Popp (Friends) - Dec. 22, 2016


Our deepest sympathy to the Kolbe Families. Jane, you will always be "Daddy's Girl", how proud he was of all of you and his Twin. He did have a great life and now he is at peace with your Mom again. May you get thru this difficult time especially over the holidays. Try to smile and cherish the memories. He was a great Man.

Dan & Ann Konen (Friends) - Dec. 21, 2016


Your dad lived an amazing life, but he will live forever in your heart.

Jim and Barb Pautz (Friends of Jane) - Dec. 21, 2016


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