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Jean A. (Salm) Kolb

07/10/1941 - 10/06/2020
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Jean A. (Salm) Kolb was welcomed into the loving arms of her angels October 6, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Jean was born July 10, 1941, at Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to her parents, Francis “Bud” Salm and Florence (Thiel) Salm. She was raised on a farm west of Neenah and attended St. Margaret Mary School. She graduated from Neenah High School in 1959.

Jean worked at Marathon Corporation and Twin City Savings & Loan after high school.  On October 30, 1965, she married Nick Kolb Jr. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Neenah; and they had two children, Tim and Kelly. She was active in the congregation at St. Gabriel where she sang in the choir as well as for weddings and funerals. Her love of music led her to singing with The Sweet Adelines as well. Jean is presently a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Winneconne where she both sang and directed the choir before health issues interfered with her ability to sing.

Jean is survived by her husband, Nick; her children, Tim (Marianne) Kolb, and Kelly (Howard) Kunst; her two grandchildren, Samantha Kolb and Cameron Kolb; her brothers, Mick and Jack Salm; and her sister, Mary (John) Heuer. She also is survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Jane Salm, John (Mary Ann) Kolb, and Joe (Margie) Kolb.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nick Sr. and Selma Kolb; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Salm. 

Long-time health issues did not stop Jean from courageously living a full life, raising two children and making a home. She has been freed of her pain and afflictions and is now free to sing with her angels in heaven.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, October 12, 2020, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne, where the Rosary will be prayed at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, October 13 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church 210 Pleasant Dr. Winneconne. A funeral Mass be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh. Please note that at the funeral home and church, masks are required to be worn and are available to anyone who needs one.

Jean’s family would like to thank Mindy who helped take care of her and whom Jean liked very well; also, the staff of Theda Care Hospice, especially Amber and Jolene for their care in Jean’s time of need.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Wayne and Janine Krueger wrote on October 26, 2020
Nick, Tim, and Kelly, We were so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. You are always remembered by us as a sweet, dear family. We hope that soon your sorrow will be transformed into joyful memories. May the Lord watch over you. We are thinking of you and praying for you often. Much love, Wayne and Janine (Jensen) Krueger

Dan & Barb (Mongan) Davis wrote on October 11, 2020
Thoughts & prayers for your family. Your family were great neighbors for my mom & dad.

Susan (Gunning) Sedlachek wrote on October 11, 2020
Nick, I am sorry to read of your wife's passing. Our sympathy to you and your family. Susan and Marvin

Lori Casey wrote on October 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss Mr. Kolb, Tim and Kelly. I have great memories of Mrs. Kolb growing up. May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers with your entire family. Lori "Ruedinger" Casey

Walt Ziemke wrote on October 11, 2020
Nick, Our Sympathies go out to you and family members on your loss of your wife Jean. I remember you and your family quite well with your delivery status of that valuable cargo. Those were the days, were they not...My wife and I are in our Nineties now, however still enjoying fair health...God's healing to you and family. Regards, Walt-Phyllis Ziemke

Steve and Carol Reigh wrote on October 11, 2020
Nick and Family, Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss. Years go by quickly and we tend to lose track of friends but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Barb Mickelson wrote on October 9, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. The Angels that Jean so loved will take loving care of her. God Bless All. The Al & Gert Schneider family: Irene Miller, (Ferd) & Karen Schneider, Vern & Joan Schneider, (Lil) & Tom Putzer, Katie Nest, George & Pat, Mary Jane Salm and Barb Mickelson.