November 22, 1918 – Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Francis J. “Frank” Kolasa, age 89, of Buffalo died Saturday, July 26, 2008.
He was born in Minneapolis on November 22, 1918 the son of Joseph & Anastasia Kolasa.
As a young man, Frank participated in the C.C.C. near Ely.
When World War II arrived, Frank honorably served his Country in The United States Army. He was awarded two bronze stars for operations against the enemy on April 28, 1945 on Okinawa Island.
Frank formerly was employed at The Grain Belt Brewery in St. Paul, Wayzata Country Club, The Rainbow Café in Minneapolis and at The Red Vest in Rockford. In 1980, Frank moved to Buffalo and was employed at several City of Buffalo parks.
Through the years, Frank enjoyed putting many puzzles together.
Survived by two sisters: Sister Corrine, OSF of Ohio and Bernice (Elmer) Hilliard of Texas; nieces: Marlene (Bernard) Vetsch of Albertville, Barb (David) Gilles of Monticello, Beetzie Dalbec of Delano, Margaret (Rick) Kottke of Jacksonville, Florida, Mary (Tim) Brown of Hanover and Claire (Bob) Lensegrav of Buffalo; nephews: Vern Kolasa of Nisswa, Jim (Sue) Kolasa of Rogers, Bob (Marne) Kolasa of St. Michael, Stanley Jr. (Nancy) Kolasa of Hanover, John (Danice) Kolasa of Louisburger, Kansas, Ed (Roberta) Kolasa of Buffalo, Tom (Diana) Kolasa of Rogers; many other nieces and nephews further survive.
Preceded in death by his parents, brothers: John, Stanley and Joseph Kolasa, a sister: Helen Nolan and by a nephew: Anthony Kolasa.
Funeral services for Frank Kolasa were held at 7:30 P.M. Tuesday evening, July 29th at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Del Hahn officiated. Interment with full military rites was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 30th at 11:00 A.M.
A visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 29th from 4-8 P.M.