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Lillian Benesh Reuland Kollasch 1904-1957


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/24/2011 at 01:44:47

Mrs. Kollasch Dies Suddenly at Estherville
Swea City – Mrs. A.M. Kollasch, wife of a member of the County Board of Supervisors, died at the Holy Family Hospital, Estherville Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Kollasch had been substituting as a teacher in the Swea City school during the flu epidemic the past week. She became ill at school shortly before noon Friday. Her husband was called from a meeting of the supervisors at Algona, and Mrs. Kollasch was taken by ambulance to the hospital. She died shortly after arrival. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mrs. Kollasch was born Lillian Benesh, Feb. 23, 1904, the daughter of John and Frances Benesh, on a farm near Wallingford. She was a graduate of Estherville High School and attended Iowa State Teachers College. She had taught school for some time

In 1932 she was married to Bert Reuland, who died in 1941. She was married to A. M. Kollasch in Sept. 1951, and has lived in Swea City since that time.

Besides her husband, survivors are two sons, Donald Reuland, a teacher at Underwood, and James Reuland, a student at Estherville Junior College.

Funeral services will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville. The Rev. James Duhigg will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Estherville Cemetery.

Rosaries will be recited at the Fuhrman-Sanders Funeral Home in Estherville Saturday and Sunday evenings. (Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, IA, November 2, 1957)

Mrs. Tony Kollasch, Swea City, is Dead
Swea City – The community was stunned by the unexpected death Friday of Mrs. A. M. (Tony) Kollasch, wife of a member of the Kossuth board of supervisors. Before going to her classroom at the Swea City school where she had been helping out as a substitute teacher for the past week, Mrs. Kollasch had attended the 6:30 All Saints Day mass and received Holy Communion at Sacred Heart church in Ledyard.

She became ill shortly before noon, while her pupils were at lunch in the school dining room. Other teachers called Dr. R. F. Snyder, who came immediately, also Mr. Kollasch, who was attending a board meeting in Algona, and Mrs. William Krumm, a sister of Mr. Kollasch. Mrs. Kollasch was taken by ambulance to Holy Family hospital, Estherville, where she died shortly before two o’clock with regaining consciousness. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.

Lillian Benesh was born February 23, 1904, to John and Frances Benesh, who farmed near Wallingford. She attended rural grade school, Estherville high school, and Iowa State Teachers college. June 15, 1932, she was married in St. Patrick’s church, Estherville, to Bert Reuland, who died Aug. 7, 1941. Her marriage to A.M. Kollasch took place in September, 1951, and since that time she has lived in Swea City.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Donald Reuland, a teacher at Underwood, and Jas. Reuland, a student at Estherville junior college. There are four stepchildren: Maurice Kollasch, Swea City; Anthony Kollasch, of Ledyard; Mrs. Ed Kling, of San Diego, and Mrs. Jerry Bevins, of Louisville, Ky.

Three sisters and a brother also survive. They are Amelia Benesh, Frank Benesh, and Mrs. Joe Brinkman, Estherville; and Mrs. Lloyd Cohea, Bricksdale, Colo.

Since coming to Swea City, Mrs. Kollasch has been a member of Sacred Heart church the Rosary Society, Ledyard, and the Legion Auxiliary in Swea City. She has taught school at various times at Wallingford, Clutier, Superior, Ledyard, and Grant township.

The requiem funeral mass was offered in St. Patrick’s church, Estherville, Monday at 9:30 by the Rev. Father James Duhigg, pastor. Burial was at Estherville with Fuhrman-Sandin funeral home in charge. The rosary was recited on Saturday and Sunday evenings. (Kossuth County Advance, Algona, IA, November 5, 1957)

Mrs. Kollasch, Former Teacher, Dies November 1
Superior – The Superior community has received the news of the death of Mrs. Anthony M. Kollasch of Swea City. She died at 1:50 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, after suffering a stroke. She was doing substitute teaching in the Swea City schools and was a former teacher in the Superior school. She was married to Bert Reuland June 15, 1932.Mr. Reuland died Aug. 7, 1941, and she was married to Mr. Kollasch July 14, 1951. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 4, at St. Patrick’s church with burial in St. Patrick’s cemetery in Estherville. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, November 14, 1957)


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