FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

James Kolas

8/28/1943 - 2/5/2008


Funeral Service
Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Reverend Del Lape officiating.

Visitation
Visitation is after 4:00 p.m. Sunday with a 7:30 p.m. Vigil Service at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation continues Monday morning from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home.

Interment
Burial is in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus with military honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.
     
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James D. Kolas, age 64, of Columbus, Nebraska died Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Reverend Del Lape officiating. Visitation is after 4:00 p.m. Sunday with a 7:30 p.m. Vigil Service at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation continues Monday morning from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Burial is in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus with military honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.

James D. Kolas was born August 28, 1943 in Carrollton, Missouri to William and Doris (Collier) Kolas. He grew up in Higginsville, Missouri and graduated from high school there. Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1961 - 1964. On September 27, 1969 he was united in marriage to Virginia Swirczek at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus. Jim worked for Vishay/Dale in the purchasing department for 40 years. He was a member of St. Anthony Church, Knights of Columbus #938, VFW #3704 and Hartman Post #84 American Legion. Jim enjoyed all sports especially golf and K.C. Royals baseball.

He is survived by:
Wife: Virginia Kolas of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Brenda Kolas of Austin, TX
Brother: William "Bill" (Donna) Kolas of Higginsville, MO
Sister: Mary Elouise Kolas of Independence, MO
Sister: Doris Diane Kolas of Blue Springs, MO
Sister: Sheryl Lynne Kolas of San Francisco, CA

He was preceded by:
Parents and one brother Joe Kolas
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