Sidney Kolbo

Grand Island

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Updated: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:48:22 CST

Sidney Earl Kolbo, 87, of Grand Island, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, November 30th, 2013, at his home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home.  Pastor Todd Bowen will officiate.  Burial will be in the WSidney Earl Kolboestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Sidney was born at home in Lodi, Nebraska, to Rudolph and Bessie (Otto) Kolbo on December 31, 1925. 

Sidney graduated in 1943 from Callaway High School.  After graduation, he went to Auctioneer school, graduated and started practicing his trade when he stopped and farmed with his Dad briefly on a farm in Broken Bow, but times were hard and they moved to the current family homestead in Callaway.  He did military service for his country from 1954 -1955 where he served in the Korean conflict and he returned home from there.  He retired from Swift following 23 years of service.

He was joined together in marriage to the love of his life, Marybeth Susan on December 22nd, 2000 at Stuhr Museum’s Lesher house.  The twelve years they shared were full of love, laughter and devotion to one another.

Sid, loved his home which he shared with his wife, 2 cats, Judy and Jasmine, and one dog, Geb, whom he loved much.  Sid loved to work outdoors and was affectionately known for being seen keeping his lawn in prime condition.  He enjoyed light travels around the state, keeping up with farming news, the weather and current news around Grand Island.  He enjoyed breakfasting at Pam’s in the morning, visiting with the other gentlemen there and catching up on the latest news.

He attended Grace Covenant church in Grand Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Bessie Kolbo and a brother, Allan D.  Kolbo.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Kolbo of Grand Island, Nebraska, and his son, Jason Kolbo and wife, Konda, grandchildren Jama, Jason and Jordan Young of Lincoln, NE, and great-grandson Enver Frie of Lincoln, NE, his brother, Raymond L. Kolbo, of Callaway, Nebraska, cousins Sandra (Jim Liewer of Butte, NE, Jackie (Dan) Keyser of Sutherland, NE and Jim (Jean) Kolbo of Kearney, NE.  Grand and great grand nieces and nephews , Cory and Jeanne Davis, Tom Liewer, Joe Liewer, Pamela Dummer, Debra Liewer, Douglas Liewer, Tyler Keyser, Traci Keyser, Alex and Machelle Kolbo, Josh Kolbo, Philip Kolbo, Danny Kolbo, Jessie Kolbo, Cullen Davis , James Dummer & Pamela & Todd Dummer.  Other survivors include, Vicki and Michael Kramer, of Lincoln & children, Lexis, Cameron and River, Patti and Aaron Behnk, of Blair, NE & children, Josh, Kelsey, Ashley and Tyler, Cheryl Kelly,Of Grand Island, Dylan, Shawna, Peyton, & Kyla Mae.  Ron Rowe, of Fremont, and Mel Kelsey and a special friend of the family, Roger Scott of Grand Island.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Stuhr Museum or the donor’s choice.