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Service: St. Luke's Church - Faribault
  Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
Visitation: St. Luke's Church - Faribault
  Wednesday, January 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Paul F. Kolling, age 100, of Faribault, died on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault

Funeral services will be held at St. Luke's Church, Faribault, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. with the Reverend Aaron Brockmeier officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Church Cemetery, Wheeling Township, Rice County, MN.

Visitation will be held at St. Luke's Church on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.

Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Paul F. Kolling, the son of Frederick and Lydia (Rahmeyer) Kolling, was born on November 3, 1913 in Wheeling Township, Rice County. On September 4, 1937, he was united in marriage with Delores Smith at St. John's United Church of Christ, Wheeling Township, Rice County. For many years the couple made their home in Nerstrand, Cedar Lake and later Faribault. Paul established the Kolling Construction Company building many rural roads, streets and highways in Rice and surrounding counties. He was active in the Nerstrand community serving on the council and as Mayor as well as the Nerstrand United Methodist Church and St. Luke's Church of Faribault. He was a charter member of the Nerstrand Big Woods 4-H Club.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Sharon (and Bruce) Swanson of Pine Island; his son, Thomas Kolling of St. Paul, MN; his daughter in law, Jean Kolling of Gilbert, AZ; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Delores; his son, Michael; brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law; and nieces, nephews and long time good friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to Faribault Area Hospice or donor's choice.

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Name: Janet (Voge) De Moss
Email: djdemoss06@wildblue.net
Date: Saturday March 15, 2014


I am so sorry to learn that your Mom and Dad have passed on. I remember them as being very loving parents and welcomed me into their home. My Mom, Dorothy, used to keep me informed about the family and I always appreciated it. She'd sent me a picture of Tom and Paul visiting your Mom in the care center. I know how it hurts to lose parents. Keep in mind that they had good lives with family and many friends. Their faith was strong. Remember, too, that they are back together and watching over all of you. They will be missed. May God be with them and all left behind. Sincerely, Janet (Voge) De Moss

Name: Rick Kielmeyer
Email: ricklaurie@comcast.net
Date: Sunday January 19, 2014


I have so many loving memories of my Uncle Paul and Aunt Delores. As my Godparents they were there for me at my baptism, my confirmation and my marriage (they hosted our wedding reception at their home in Nerstrand). As a young boy I spent many wonderful days with them. My Uncle Paul introduced me to all the excitement and fun of road making equipment. For a long, long time, all I ever wanted for birthdays or Christmas was another Tonka Truck or road grader. I wonder why? When I was 15 and my Mother passed away suddenly, Paul and Delores were there for me. Delores' love and comforting way and Paul's strength helped get me through. Shortly after, Delores helped me land an after school job at the Sear's catalogue store where Paul's lessons about the value or hard work and responsibility were put to good use. My life took me away from my Minnesota roots but I knew through all those years that Paul and Delores' love was there for me if needed. It was a wonderful privilege to attend Paul's 100th birthday celebration. I feel so fortunate to have seen and talked to Paul that day and to witness the honor and love shown to him by all who attended. The love in his eyes and his heart that showed through so beautifully that day is the memory I will keep. With my Deepest Sympathy and Love for all who loved Paul. Rick

Name: Tammy Williamette
Email: williamette00@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday January 19, 2014


My thoughts and prayers are with the family at your time of loss. I work at St. Lucas Care Center and I have worked with both Paul and Delores. I remember when Paul would come over and visit his wife and just hold her hand and sit in her room with her. They were such a great couple. Also my children would go and visit Paul and he would light up when he seen them. You can tell that he was a great family man. He will be truly missed. The white shirt on Sundays and having the radio in his pocket while watching TV is some of the memories that I will have of Paul.