Kenneth A. Kolbe, age 61, of Hilbert, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. He was born January 22, 1955 in Fond du Lac, son of the late Andrew & Alice (Schmidt) Kolbe.
Ken married Nancy Mueller on August 12, 1978 in Sherwood, and the couple farmed together in the Town of Chilton until 2003 when he began working for Vern’s Cheese in Chilton as one of their drivers delivering throughout the area.
Ken was a true Wisconsin sports fan; he looked forward to every Badger, Packer and Brewer game and donned all of his favorite team’s apparel. In years past, Ken enjoyed fishing, but since the gift of his grandchildren, he looked more forward to taking them on 4 wheeler rides.
His good natured soul, and big warm smile will be fondly remember, and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife: Nancy; his mother-in-law: Florence Mueller; his children: Adam (Marian) Kolbe, Tyler (Sarah) Kolbe, Grant (Amy) Kolbe; 6 grandchildren: Evan, Arya, Kaylee, Aryssa, Carson & Maycee Kolbe; a sister: Connie (Michael) Bailey; a brother: Steven (Lori) Kolbe; brothers-in-law: Daryl Lau, Geary Spykerman, Robert (Donna) Mueller; and his sisters-in-law: Cheryl (Al) Mooren, Debra (Randy) Krause, Sandy (John) Johnson & Mary (Bob) Lessor. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law: Jacob Mueller; sisters: Christine Lau & Kathryn Spykerman; and a brother-in-law: Daniel Mueller.
Funeral service will be at 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 31, 2016.