Henry KolbSeptember 18, 2017
Henry “Hank” G. Kolb, 66, of Sylvania, OH, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, at Flower Hospital. He was born December 10, 1950, in New Ulm, Minnesota, to parents Henry and Clara (Liebl) Kolb, and they preceded him in death.
Henry graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1972, and the University of Toledo in 1981 where he was awarded a Juris Doctor Law Degree. While in law school, he was the recipient of many scholastic achievement awards. He began his career at a private law firm, and then he went on to practice corporate law for Mercury Marine in Wisconsin and the Brunswick Corporation in Illinois before moving to Toledo, Ohio, to join the corporate law department at Owens Corning. In later years, Henry pursued a new career path as a financial advisor, first for Morgan Stanley and, for the past 7 years, with Key Investment Services.
Henry was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sylvania, Ohio, where he served as an usher for 20 years. Always a man for others, he volunteered to cook for the Helping Hands of St. Louis for many years. He also served on their board of directors.
Henry is remembered for his fierce loyalty to all Minnesota sports teams, especially his Vikings, the Gophers, and the Twins. His interest in athletics began when his older brothers taught him to ice skate as soon as he could walk. He went on to play football and baseball in high school, and he remained a lifelong sports enthusiast. Henry enjoyed fishing, reading, and family gatherings. His children and grandchildren were a source of pride and joy.
Henry is survived by his loving wife of more than 46 years, Sara A. (Kienlen) Kolb; daughters Jaclyn (Adam) Poll and Linda (Joseph) Asteriou; son Michael (Jessica Stevens) Kolb; grandchildren Alexander and Audrey Poll, Sophie, Lillian, Evelyn, and Cameron Kolb, and Nathan Henry Asteriou who is due to arrive December 28, 2017; and brothers Maynard, Robert (Verlaine), and Francis “Butch” Kolb.
Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, Friday September 22nd from 4 – 8 PM, where Scripture Services will begin at 7 PM. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, Saturday at 10 AM.
Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 6th Street, Toledo, OH, 43605.
Hank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, neighbor, and friend. He will be deeply missed.