Henry A. Kolb, Sr., 92, Albion, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1927, in Allen County, he was the son of Henry C. and Irene M. (Hathaway) Kolb.
Hank attended Elmhurst High School and served in the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 19, 1953, he married Maxine Wagner at Simpson United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. On Oct. 31, 1958, they moved to their home on Big Lake. In 1989, Hank retired from Lincoln Life after over 35 years with the company. Henry also had worked for the Wabash Pennsylvania Railroad for ten years. He was a member of Living Water Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake, the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster and the VFW Wolf Lake Post 4717.
He was a devout Christian, was respectful and cherished his family. Hank loved being outdoors, fishing, hunting, golfing and gardening. He enjoyed playing with remote controlled cars, planes, helicopter and drones and had a talent for fly tying that would catch many fish.
Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Maxine Kolb; daughters: Diana Stewart of Albion and Lisa Myers of Kimmell; sons, Henry “Butch” (Judy) Kolb, Jr. of Bear Lake; Keith Kolb of Syracuse and Kevin Kolb of Bear Lake; sister-in-law, Linda Kolb of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents; grandson, Adam Kolb; brother, Albert Kolb; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Kolb.
A gathering of family and friends will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Sabel officiating. Burial will be at Thorn Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in his memory to Living Water Lutheran Church.