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Paul L. Kolb

May 26, 1941 ~ March 15, 2017 (age 75)
Paul Leo Kolb, age 75 of Faribault, MN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis, MN from a failing heart due to multiple strokes.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Church of St. Patrick in Shieldsville, MN. There will be a luncheon served following services and a private family interment will be held at St. Mary's Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield, MN.

Visitation will be held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to services.

Paul was born to Matthew and Ethel (Minar) Kolb on May 26, 1941 in Austin, MN. He graduated from Austin Pacelli High School. After high school Paul entered the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Germany and France. He married Patricia O'Neil on August 8, 1970 and moved to Byron, MN. Paul worked in Rochester, MN as salesman for Reynolds Wholesale and Gopher Distributing. The family moved to Faribault, MN in 1996 and Paul worked at Walmart for many years. Paul enjoyed playing softball, golf and bean bags while entertaining the crowd. He was past Commander at the American Legion Post # 119 in Byron, MN and past Chaplain at the American Legion Post #149 in Morristown, MN. Paul was an avid supporter of displaying the U.S. flag.

Paul is survived by his wife Patricia; sons Patrick (Jennifer) of White Bear Lake, MN and Peter (Alisha) of Faribault, MN; grandsons Andrew, Jeremy, Karson and Kendal; brother Joe (Gladys); and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Ethel Kolb; stepfather Fred Oelfke; brothers Donald, Eugene, James, Roger; and sisters Marvel and Pamela.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Bethlehem Academy High School Athletics Department in Faribault, MN or American Legion Post #149 in Morristown, MN in Paul's memory.

Cemetery Details

St. Mary's - Calvary Cemetery

Chatfield, MN,


MAR 18. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Church of St. Patrick

7525 Dodd Road

Faribault, MN, US, 55021

Mass of Christian Burial

MAR 18. 10:30 AM

Church of St. Patrick

7525 Dodd Road

Faribault, MN, US, 55021

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