Ronald Vern Kolbe, 82, of Sac City, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at his home in Sac City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, at United Methodist Church in Sac City, with Reverend Missy Brown officiating. Visitation will be held at Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City on Wednesday, March 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Ronald was born on Aug. 8, 1934, in Carroll, to Vern and Mary (Stanzel) Kolbe. He was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church. Ronald attended grade school at Douglas Township #6 Country School, graduated from Sac City High School and then went on to attend college for two years at Iowa Central.
Ronald served in the Army from February 1957, until February 1959, attaining the ranking of SP4 and SP5. On April 7, 1963, Ronald married Lois Anne Biggins at Storm Lake Methodist Church. He farmed most of his life. He and Lois enjoyed entering things in many county fairs as well as the Iowa State Fair. Ronald enjoyed following and watching Major League Baseball teams and was a big NFL fan. He participated in several 5K fun walks and also played in the Senior Games. He loved listening to country music and was a huge fan. Ronald will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; brother, Eldon of Sac City; niece, Sara Kolbe; and great-niece, Natasha Kolbe of Marshalltown; nephew, David (Whitney) Kolbe of West Des Moines; and many extended family members and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Mary Kolbe; parents-in-law, Melvin and Ruth Biggins; and brother-in-law, Lyle Biggins.