CUSHING -- Anton "Tony" Kolbeck, 65, Cushing, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at home.
He was born Nov. 8, 1934, in St. Paul to Anton and Minnie (Tuckenhagen) Kolbeck. He graduated from Harding High School in 1953. He spent some time at St. Paul Vocational School before joining the Army in March of 1954. Following active duty, he spent a year in Officers Candidate School before returning to St. Paul where he finished vocational school and worked as a tool and died maker. He married Delma Michaud on Nov. 9, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of St. Paul. He worked at a variety of places, including some of his own, around the Twin Cities area before moving to the Randall-Cushing area where he worked in tool and die shops. He retired again in 1997, only to start driving school bus shortly after that. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Randall VFW, where he was currently serving as commander, as well as an officer in the VFW's 6th District.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Bill Kolbeck, Cupertino, Calif., Mark Kolbeck, Baxter, Doug Kolbeck, St. Paul, David Kolbeck, New Richmond, Wis., and Gregory Kolbeck, Maplewood; a daughter, Barb Bell, Oakdale; eight grandchildren; a sister, Linda Drake, White Bear Lake; and a brother, Richard Kolbeck, St. Paul.
His parents, and a brother, Donald, died earlier.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church of Randall with Father Al Quade officiating. Burial will follow in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near camp Ripley.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Brenny Funeral Home of Randall, with parish prayers at 7 p.m. followed by the VFW prayer service.
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