Hamilton County


Pvt. James Clarence Kolbeck




James Clarence Kolbeck was born May 4, 1923 to Harry Jesse and Ruby Marie Austin Kolbeck. He died Sept. 6, 1969 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Kolbeck served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Sept. 8, 1969

J. C. Kolbeck dies suddenly

James C. Kolbeck, 46, widely known Webster City businessman, died suddenly Saturday morning at his home, 1009 First St.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. S. W. Cunningham officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery where graveside military rites will be held.

James Clarence Kolbeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kolbeck, was born May 4, 1923, at Webster City and was reared and educated in the Webster City community.

He entered the U.S. Army in April, 1943 and served until April, 1946, with most of his service being in the European war theater.

He was united in marriage June 20, 1947, to Mary Jean Latch, and the couple had always resided in Webster City where Mr. Kolbeck engaged in the disposal service business with Melvin Darnell. In April, 1968, he purchased his partner’s interest in the service and had become sole owner of the business.

He is survived by his wife; one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Kolbeck of Webster City; one daughter, Nancy Kolbeck, who attends the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kolbeck of Webster City; three brothers and three sisters, Gary Kolbeck of Nevada, Iowa, Dennis Kolbeck of Cedar Falls, David Kolbeck, Webster City, Mrs. Everett (Dorothy) Stahl, Webster City, Mrs. Dick (Carol) Knoll of Cedar Rapids, ad Mrs. Bruce (Roxie) Hadaway of Clinton, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Kolbeck was a member of the Asbury United Methodist church, the American Legion, the V.F.W., the Moose Lodge and the Izaak Walton league.

Source: ancestry.com