WILMA KOLLAR

W. Kollar WebphotoWilma Kollar died on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Lakeview Good Samaritan Center in Glenwood, MN. She was 96 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie with Father Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.

VISITATION will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013 at St. Kathryn’s and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

All services and visitation times will be at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie.

INTERMENT will be at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogilvie.

Wilma Martha Kollar, of Glenwood, formerly of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Lakeview Good Samaritan Home in Glenwood.  She was 96 years old.

Wilma was born on September 21, 1917 in Jewel, Iowa to parents Albert and Hilke (Pietsch) Karels.  She grew up on the family farm, but when she was 7 years old her mother passed away and she was sent to live with several different relatives.  She graduated from Garden City High School in 1935.  In 1936 Wilma was united in marriage to Peter Paul Joseph Kollar at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winnebago, MN. Together the couple made their home on a farm near Willow Creek, MN.  They moved several more times over the next few years to farms in Granada and Welcome, before purchasing their farm in Ogilvie in early 1960.  Wilma milked cows and helped Peter with the farm until his death in 1988.  She sold off some of the acreage, but continued to live on the homestead, tending to the lawn and gardens until she was 90.   After selling the farm to her son, Wilma moved to Glenwood to live with her daughter.

Wilma was a long time member of St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie and participated in many church actives and committees.  She was an avid bowler for many years, bowling on leagues in Braham and Mora until she was 85.  She even bowled at a national tournament in Denver.  Wilma was an excellent crocheter and made many doilies, table clothes, and bedspreads for family and friends. She enjoyed playing the accordian for many years.  Wilma enjoyed many trips with her friend Marion Wurm to Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and The Grand Old South Tour.  Wilma enjoyed many summers spent fishing at the family cabin near Palisade, MN.  Most of all, Wilma loved her family.  She was responsible for organizing over 50 years of family reunions, hosting many years at the farm.  She was a wonderful cook and would provide food for over 100 relatives.   She was a truly remarkable woman who will be dearly missed.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents; husband Peter; young son Petey Allen; brother Melford Karels; and sister Annetta Mangelsen.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Clement) Stumpf of Glenwood; son, Paul (Donna) Kollar of Ogilvie; 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service was held at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie with Fr. Gene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.  Music was provided by Sarah Peterson and Mary Heins.  Casket Bearers were Jonathon Walters, Raymond Walters, Barbara Morrissette, Chris Williams, Bud Ward, Tom Karels and Denise Deaton.  Honorary Casket Bearers were Diane Bailey, Steve Kollar, Susan Wagner, Nathan Kollar, Andrew Mangelsen, and Bill Werner. Interment was in the St. Kathryn’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogilvie.  Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.  Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com

7 guestbook entries for WILMA KOLLAR

  1. susan osterdyk November 26, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    My prayers go out to Paul and all of Wilmas family. Wilma was a wonderful lady and my grandma Pearl Werners dear friend. I had a chance to visit with Wilma a few years ago and she had such wonderful stories to tell me of my grandparents and the good times they had together. She showed me many pictures of “Deer camp” and gatherings of the two families. She will be missed by all.

  2. toni sanden November 27, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    I remember as a child watching Wilma drive tractor and I told my mom that when I grew up, I wanted to have hands just like Wilma’s. Peace to her family.

  3. Cathy Greeley November 27, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Paul & Donna
    Our prayers are with you at this time of loss.

  4. Carol Scherer Schaible November 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Mary and Paulie, I am a friend from many years ago and have good memories when you two and your Mom and Dad would come to visit us in Amboy. Earl and Alice Scherer and Pete and Wilma always had good times together. My Mom had called Wilma a few years back and they had such a nice phone visit. My Mom is still going pretty well at 94 and sends her love and sympathy to you. We hold you in our thoughts at this time of the loss of a memorable woman.

  5. Kathryn Stafford December 1, 2013 at 3:25 am #

    So sorry to hear Wilma passed away. We had such a good time bowling together. My deepest sympathy to all your family. Kay Stafford, Carnarvon, Western Australia

  6. Dorothy De Jager December 4, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Mary, Jon, Ray–my sympathy in the passing of your mother and gramma. How nice that she was living in Glenwood so you were able to be together at the end as you were at the beginning. Love you all, keep your memories close.

  7. Shirley Terhaar December 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Mary, Clem & Families,

    My condolences in the loss of your loved one, Wilma. My prayers are with you. Shirley Terhaar

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