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Colleen E. Kollbaum

August 22, 1936 November 20, 2017
Colleen  E. Kollbaum
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Colleen E. Kollbaum, age 81, of Anthon, IA, passed away, Monday, November 20, 2017, at her residence of Anthon, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the United Methodist Church Anthon, IA. Rev. Sheryl Ashley will officiate. Committal Service will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Anthon, IA. A visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2017, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online

Colleen E. Kollbaum, was born on August 22, 1936, near Oto, IA. The only child of Joe and Elsie (Bierwirth) Phillips, she grew up on the family farm and attended #6 Grant country school. Colleen graduated from Oto High School with the class of 1954 and went on to further her education obtaining her teaching certification from Wayne State College. Colleen taught third grade in Castana, IA and served as a substitute in Anthon, IA.

On June 2, 1957, she was united into marriage to Merlin Kollbaum at the Church of Christ in Oto, IA. The couple farmed near Ida Grove, IA and then moved to the Anthon Oto area.

Colleen was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Anthon, IA. She enjoyed bible study and was involved with the UMW. Colleen also belonged to a local card club and the Anthon Women’s Club.

Colleen enjoyed golfing, painting, reading, spending time outdoors relishing in the autumn season and her flowers. Colleen cherished her many pets, birds, dogs, and wild animals. She especially treasured her time spent with her children, grandchildren, and at family get-togethers.

Left to cherish her memory includes her husband of 60 years, Merlin Kollbaum of Anthon, IA; children: Kevin (Vicky) Kollbaum of Hornick, IA, Renae (Paul) Knezovich of Upton, WY, Sherrie (Quentin) Bodholdt of Newell, IA, Kenny (Patty) Kollbaum of Anthon, IA, Bradley (Marcy) Kollbaum of Remsen, IA; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Elsie Phillips, her maternal and paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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5:00 PM 11/24/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/24/2017 7:00:00 PM
Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes - Anthon

402 East Brady Street
Anthon, IA 51004

Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes - Anthon
402 East Brady Street Anthon 51004 IA
United States





10:30 AM 11/25/2017 10:30:00 AM
Anthon Community Methodist Church

401 E Bridge Street
Anthon, IA 51004

Anthon Community Methodist Church
401 E Bridge Street Anthon 51004 IA
United States

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Oak Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Anthon, IA 51004

Anthon 51004 IA
United States

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