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Vernon L. Kolbe, 96

The Chatfield News of Chatfield, Minnesota

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Vernon L. Kolbe, 96, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Golden Living Center East.

Vernon Linden Kolbe was born Feb. 13, 1919, to Wesley and Theressa (Sibley) Kolbe on the family farm in rural Chatfield. He lived and worked in the Rochester area for most of his life. Vernon worked at Rochester Methodist Hospital and enjoyed woodworking, music, playing the violin and traveling. He was a kind and generous man to his friends and family.

Vernon is survived by his three siblings, Gladys Mulholland of Rochester, Max Kolbe of Delano and Margie Jylland of Westmont, III.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.



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Original Publication Date: October 21, 2015



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