Submitted by Lynn Kolb
From funeral memorial card
In memory of HENRY J. KOLB
MR. HENRY J. KOLB, age 89, of 108 S. Washington St., Tampico, Illinois, died early Monday morning, Sept. 11, 1989, in Prophetstown Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, Ill.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with the REV. BRUCE JANES, pastor of Prophetstown United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico. A memorial has been established in his memory. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Tampico American Legion Post 574.
MR. KOLB was born on February 10, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of JOHN AND MINNIE JOERN KOLB. He was united in marriage to LOIS M. DENISON on July 4, 1920 at Tampico, Ill. and she preceded him in death on March 9, 1984. He was owner and operator of the Tampico Tornado newspaper from Dec. 1, 1931 to Dec. 1, 1966.
He was a member of the Tampico United Methodist Church, lifetime member of Tampico American Legion Post 574 and he served as Post Chaplain, Post County Commander and 13th District Commander of the American Legion for many years. He was a member of the Tampico Volunteer Fire Department for over 37 years; Fire District Trustee for 15 years; Village Clerk and Treasurer for 10 years; and Township Assessor for 5 years; served in the U.S. Army during WWI and served as Chairman of the Whiteside County Selective Service Board for 5 years.
He is survived by his 1 son, JOHN L. KOLB of Prophetstown, Illinois; 2 grandsons; 4 great granddaughters; 2 great grandsons; 1 sister, MRS. CLARA BAUMEL of River Forest, Illinois; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 brother, and 1 infant granddaughter. Organist ELIZABETH PETERSON; pallbearers were HARRY HURD, WILLIAM VANLANDUIT, ARCHIE YARDE, ARLYN CADY, RAYMOND MUSCHE and STEVEN HADAWAY.
Unknown paper – partial obit for HENRY JOHN FREDERICK KOLB
He was owner and operator of the Tampico Tornado Newspaper from Dec. 1, 1931 to Dec. 1, 1966. He was a member of the Tampico Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WWI. He was a life member of the Tampico American Legion Post 574 where he served as post chaplain, post county commander and 13th district commander for many years. He was a member of the Tampico Volunteer Fire Department for over 37 years; fire district trustee for 15 years; village clerk and treasurer for 10 years; and township assessor for five years. He was chairman of the Whiteside County Selective Service Board for five years. Survivors include a son, JOHN, Prophetstown; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, CLARA BAUMEL, River Forest, Ill.