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April 2, 1955 – Monday, August 15, 2011

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael/Albertville
Thursday, August 18, 2011
4:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael/Albertville
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
4-8 PM

Robert Kolasa, age 56, of St. Michael died unexpectedly Monday, August 15, 2011 at his home.

He was born April 2, 1955 in Buffalo, Minnesota the son of Stanley and Leona (Babler) Kolasa, Sr.
Robert has been farming since he was 18 years-old, mostly crops, and also owned and operated Bob’s Sales & Service in Hanover for 15 years. After selling the service station he purchased a dairy farm in St. Michael where he operated the dairy from 1990-2002 until returning to crop farming. He also retired as a Fireman from the Hanover Fire Department after 21 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Marne (Reinking) Kolasa; children, Robbie (Carrie) Kolasa, Steven (Angela) Kolasa and Amy (Brian) Theis; grandchildren, Savanah, Landan & Sierra Kolasa; brothers and sisters, Marlene (Bernard) Vetsch, Barb (Dave) Gilles, Vern Kolasa, Bernice Dalbec, James (Susan) Kolasa, Stanley (Nancy) Kolasa, Jr., John (Danice) Kolasa, Edward (Roberta) Kolasa Margaret (Rick) Kottke, Thomas (Dianna) Kolasa, Mary (Tim) Brown and Claire (Bob) Lensegrav. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Leona (Babler) Kolasa, Sr.; step-mother, Patricia (Damiani) Kolasa, brother, Anthony Kolasa and his sister-in-law, Peggy Kolasa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4pm Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the Peterson Chapel, 300 Main Street North in St. Michael. i Pastor Jodi Barry will conduct the service.

A visitation wll be held on Wednesday, August 17th from 4-8pm at the Peterson Chapel with further visitation Thursday from 3pm until the time of service.

Interment will be in Hanover City Cemetery.

16 Guestbook Entries

  1. Marlys Northenscold

    May you find laughter and comfort in his treasure of memories. I will never forget his face as he looked out from the shed as I drove the big bus around the field road so the residents could see the baby calves. Heartfelt hugs, Marne, to you and your family.

  2. Josie Kolasa

    Marne and kids,
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Sending our love,
    Shannon, Josie, Dylan and Lucas

  3. Teresa Kittock

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you guys at this time.

  4. Diane Rethke

    Marne & Family: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times and memories. Love and Prayers. Diane

  5. Nancy Bielke

    Amy and Family,
    I’m praying for you and your family in this time of great sorrow. May your beautiful memories carry you through these difficult days.
    Nancy Bielke

  6. Karen Elsenpeter

    Marne & family;
    Sorry for your loss. May God be with you through this difficult journey!

    Karen Elsenpeter

  7. joan whiteford

    Sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I still remember the day he was born and when we went to see his mother at the hospital. Now Bobby can join my husband Harvey in heaven, fixing trucks and hauling corn. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Joan Whiteford

  8. Pam Schendel

    Marne and Family, My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

  9. Joan Whiteford

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Bobby. I will never forget the day he was born and we went to visit his mother in the hospital. Now he is with my husband, Harvey, fixing trucks and hauling corn in heaven. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  10. Patti-Jo McClellan

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Bob will be missed by many.

  11. Bob and Quinn Dongoski

    Our thoughts are with you all.

  12. Monica Borgmann

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers & thoughts are with you.
    My Best,

  13. Leanne (Colebank) LaFave

    Marne and family – thinking of you at this time and extending my deepest sympathy to you.

  14. Barb Jensen ( Sunrise)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  15. Linda Hilliard Short

    I am saddened to learn that I have lost one of my Minnesota cousins that I didn’t get to know. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God bless you with many sweet memories to comfort you.
    With love, Linda Hilliard Short, one of your Texas cousins

  16. Ronald Hilliard

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. It has been many years since I was at the farm, with my mother and dad; Elmer and Bernice (Kolasa) Hilliard. I wish you the strength and faith to endure the loss.


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