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Jenny Bee Kolberg
June 19, 1999 - Oct. 7, 2018
Menasha, WI
Funeral Service:
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Jenny Bee Kolberg
Menasha, WI

Jenny Bee Kolberg, age 19, of Menasha, died on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at her home in Menasha.  She was born June 19, 1999 in St. Paul, MN, daughter of Timothy Kolberg and Jennifer (Koch) Lecker.  

Jenny was given the tremendous gift of a big heart and a caring, compassionate personality.  She always gave more of herself to better the lives of others whenever she could.  Her uncanny ability to read the atmosphere in the room to seek out someone in need was put to excellent use as she worked as a care giver at the National House in Brillion through the New Hope Center.  As a blessing to others, she skillfully used her spunky sarcastic wit to brighten other people’s lives and was never hesitant to give a hug to all those she loved, and those that really needed it.

Jenny was a fighter for her entire life, continually persevering over every obstacle ever placed in front of her.  She enjoyed photography and had the remarkable ability to take some of the best selfies; even garnering the admiration of others who sought out her keen eye and selfie advice.  With an eclectic love of music, Jenny looked forward to attending concerts, playing her ukulele, and applying her dance skills to the music she heard.  

Jenny’s life was a gift to all those around her and she has certainly left this world a much better place because of love of others.  She will certainly be missed by the many lives she touched during her short time on Earth.

Survivors include her parents: Jennifer (Jim) Lecker, Tim Kolberg and his fiancee, Julie Salmon; her maternal grandparents: Tom & Karen Koch; and her sisters: Emily & Claire Kolberg. She is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Jenny was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Don & Clarice Kolberg; and an uncle: Tom Koch, Jr. 

Funeral service will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Jenny was born shortly before my miscarraige-the only time I ever became pregnant. My sister generously, sincerely, out of love, offered me her children to love in place of my own. In later years Jenny Bee asked if I would stand in as her praying godmother-figure that she could have close. She'll never know how much that meant to me.

Mary Halfman (Aunt) - Oct. 16, 2018


With deepest sympathy, My hope is that Jenny's family and friends find comfort and peace.

Ross (friend) - Oct. 11, 2018


Jenny Bee had a huge sweet heart. She always made me feel so welcome into her world and greeted me with a hug during the rare few chances I got to visit her. She had amazing wit and was so talented musically. She was beyond hilarious and made the world light up and smile. She was truly an inspiring young woman and she is dearly missed.

Rachel Kolberg (Cousin ) - Oct. 10, 2018


I still have the card the confirmation class made for me during my diagnosis. Jenny was one of the people to deliver it. I regret not showing how much that card meant to me because I did not yet accept my diagnosis yet myself, but I will never forget what Emily and Jenny said to me: Emily was there whenever I needed a friend to talk too, and Jenny was always there to lend a hug.
She was such a loving person, and I will always remember that.

Emily Anderson (Friend ) - Oct. 10, 2018


I was a manager at McDonald's when Jenny word there she was one of my kids. I will forever love and miss jenny. Jenny was a pleasant person tho be around you raised a very special girl there. My deepest condolences.
Lisa Roethel

Lisa Roethel (Worked with Jenny at McDonald's ) - Oct. 10, 2018


She was small but mighty and left a big footprint who ever she walked paths with. I was one of the lucky ones to have her in my life. Thanks Jenny Bee for being such inspiration to us all.

Donna Kolberg (Aunt ) - Oct. 9, 2018


Jenny Bee truly carried a heavy, heavy load for one so small. While her feisty spunk kept her alive for almost two decades, it also seared a permanent place in our hearts. Girls, consider yourself hugged again and again. Jenny is free of all maladies. She is free.

Donna Nett-Heus (Teacher) - Oct. 9, 2018


Jenny Bee is smiling in almost every picture she is in. She could make a good "mad" face too. It looked very similar to the one my sister, Jennifer used to make. Out of the three of the girls, J.B. reminds the most of my sister. A shy girl that began to open up and show off her shine. She came over a couple of weeks ago and came out to eat with me and my niece, Beth. We talked and laughed and went on a long walk through the park. She was so bright and happy. She was planning on coming over next Friday night for a sleep over and Disney movies and popcorn. She said that she had so much to tell me. There is a giant hole in this world right now. I hope her sisters, parents and the rest of us can figure out how to get through this. God hold them tight. We will hold each other.

Penny J. Koch (Aunt) - Oct. 9, 2018


Jenny - A beautiful young woman with an old, kind and compassionate soul and heart that touched and filled the life of others up with an unconditional love. She was an angel walking amongst us and God said it was time, he wanted his angel back in Heaven to be with him once again. May Peace and Comfort surround you.

Leann Buboltz (Mothers friend) - Oct. 9, 2018


I loved talking to her about so many things. She was so much fun to be around. It was always a blast hanging out with her. We weren't the closest but she was an amazing person and I'll miss her.

Emily Williams (School Friend) - Oct. 9, 2018


I have known the Kolberg family for 45 years. Jenny Bee was so loved. She will be greatly missed. Family and friends will have many fond memories by a special young lady. My love to you all.

Ethel Konczak (Friend of the Kolberg family) - Oct. 9, 2018


I didn't know you Jenny B but do know your mom, she is a beautiful woman and I'm sure with pictures that she posted you were too. My heart breaks for this family as they are all wonderful, loving, caring, and will miss you everyday. I know you will be watching over your family and all of your friends and resting peacefully. Many people will miss you everyday and as we come together to say our goodbyes, remember to smile and let us know your still in our hearts.
Love you even though I never met you. Rest now and be happy.

Lisa Meyer Bernie Cary (2nd cousin) - Oct. 9, 2018


Sometimes Jenny Bee would call me her "fairy" godmother and I felt so special and that was one of her special gifts; to make people happy. There are lots of fun memories. Some of my favorites were of the impromptu song and dance shows Jenny, Emily and Claire would put on. The shows were pure joy and happiness for the lucky audience. Who doesn't see a honeybee and not think of Jenny Bee? Jenny Bee was one of a kind...the best kind. Love you Jenny Bee.

Beth Kolberg (Auntie and Godmother ) - Oct. 9, 2018


Everytime we worked together you made working fun.

Breanna (School Friends and work) - Oct. 9, 2018


Jenny B recruited me as well as other friends of emily to make videos for Emily to wish her a happy birthday. I know I didn't really know her that much, but I always admired her love for her sisters and the bond they share. From my few interactions with Jenny B, I could see that she was a wonderful and beautiful soul that touched the lives of everyone around her, and I am grateful to have known her as much as I was given the chance to.

Monica Sheber (Friend of Emily) - Oct. 9, 2018


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