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Kenneth Kolb

In Loving Memory

Kolb, Kenneth Charles

September 18, 1930 - January 22, 2024

Kenneth Charles Kolb of St. Louis, MO, passed away surrounded by loved ones on January 22nd, 2024 at the age of 93 after a long and happy life. Ken was born in St. Louis on September 18th, 1930 to Charles and Kathrine Kolb. After graduating from St. Mary’s Catholic High School he attended Washington University and graduated with his degree in mechanical engineering. In his retirement, Ken spent his time traveling with friends, attending his grandchildren’s events, and volunteering for the ALS Association, St. Vincent de Paul, and Muscular Dystrophy Association. Ken joins his beloved wife, Kathleen O’Reilly Kolb, their daughter, Karen Bathke, his brother, Herbert Kolb, and his parents, Charles and Kathrine Kolb, in the Kingdom of Heaven. He will be missed terribly by his son, Paul Kolb, his grandchildren, Jordan, Tyler, Evan, and Clayton Kolb and Alex Bathke; his great-granddaughter, Antoinette Gardiner; his brother and sister-in-law Bob and Phyllis Kolb, as well as many other friends and family members. 

Visitation will be open to the public from 4 PM to 7 PM on Friday, February 2nd at Kutis Funeral Home at 10151 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church at 10 AM at 8866 Pardee Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Vincent de Paul or the ALS Foundation.


3 thoughts on “Kolb, Kenneth Charles”

  1. Our thoughts are with you. So sorry for your loss. Ken was always friendly and happy, we enjoyed visiting with him. Love, Doris and Jack Wiggins,(gma and gpa)

  2. My deepest sympathies, Uncle Ken as you enter God’s kingdom & St. Peter welcomes you with open arms, you will now be re- united with Aunt Kathleen, Karen, Grandma, & Grandpa, Dad. ( Herbie) Mom ( Suzanne ) Debbie, Aunt Maryland & all Family & friends who will be waiting to welcome you & hug you, you have earned your golden ticket to Heaven as you have been a great Father , Uncle , Grandparent , friend to all, you have always given your heart, your love, patience, laughter, to all of us and my memories are cherished and fresh in my mind, heart , and soul, like fresh falling snow, Thank You and my you will be in my prayers daily as I strive to become like you and Mom & Dad , Debbie & hope to be with you in Heaven in the future, my memories of all our family celebrations are with me forever, & Iboften remember a day when me & Paul & Paul Savage & you took all of us up to the baseball field to help us practice when we were about year old & I remember you hitting us fly balls and hitting one to me & saying Jimmie on a 1 hop & me not being all that good watched the ball and let it bounce in front me instead of catching and throwing it to home on a bounce, and you just stood there chuckling at me and saying Jim to catch , throw home on a bounce , let’s hit you another one🤣. But that’s the kind of Father, Uncle, and teacher you were , always taking your time to teach with love and patience, and why you are so Loved. All my Love Uncle Ken , you are now God’s Angel & we all need you & will miss you greatly but I grieve but I celebrate you homecoming. Thank You so much for everything . Love Jimmy🙏✝️🌹👼🌄


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