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Arnold "Arnie" Koloc

October 20, 1938 ~ January 19, 2019 (age 80)

Obituary

Arnold A. “Arnie” Koloc, 80, of Dundee, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point.  He was born on October 20, 1938, in Waterloo, the son of Miles and Hazel (Arnold) Koloc.  Arnie was raised and educated in Waterloo and graduated from Waterloo West High School.  He then served honorably in the United States Navy.

 

In 1961, Arnie was united in marriage to Stella Bitz in Decorah.  Five children were born to this union.  Arnie and Stella owned and operated the Hi-Way Café in Strawberry Point, where all of the Koloc children worked.  Arnie was a lifetime electrician for IBEW. He worked as a foreman at several nuclear plants until his retirement.

 

In 2006, Arnie was united in marriage to Vivian Petrik.  The couple resided together in Oelwein.

 

Anyone who knew Arnie, knew he loved gardening, fishing, and hunting.  He especially loved trout fishing at Backbone State Park, and fishing and camping at the Mississippi River. 

 

Survivors include his five children, Tammy (Gary) Hammell of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Lori (Doug) Baumgartner of Strawberry Point, Connie (Darrel) Schulte of Cedar Rapids, Deb Linder of Hedrick, and A.J. (Pam) Koloc of Dundee; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Rita (Steve)

Dellenger of Virginia, Kay (Danny) Sullivan of Cedar Rapids, and Eileen (Frank) Monachino, Pennsylvania.

 

Arnie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Koloc.

 

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Comfort in Manchester.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 21, 2019

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Tuesday
January 22, 2019

9:30 AM to 10:25 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
Mission Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Mass of Christian Burial with Military Rites
Tuesday
January 22, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
Mission Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Interment following Lunch
Tuesday
January 22, 2019

Mt. Olivet Cemetery
3912 West 4th Street
Wateloo, IA 50701