Bill Robert Kolb, 68, of Cleveland, passed away unexpectedly after heart-related issues on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc.
Bill was born on December 23, 1952, in Sheboygan, to Harold and Adeline (Meyer) Kolb. He attended area schools and graduated from Sheboygan North High School with the class of 1970. Bill attended several classes at LTI for drafting, and then decided to pursue his passion for construction. He owned and operated Bill Kolb Construction for many years and was a skilled craftsman. On March 10, 1973, Bill was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Diana Seibold at St. John – St. Peter Church in Cleveland.
Bill dedicated much of his life to construction and was very proud of the work he did. In his free time and into retirement, he greatly enjoyed watching drag racing and any sport that was on TV with Diana. He loved his three dogs immensely, Fuse, Juice, and Alf. He enjoyed training the dogs and taking them along pheasant hunting. Bill loved his Corvette’s, especially the 2016 Z06. He enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his friends with good conversation and some cold Miller-High Life in a can. He was a good card player, and his favorite games were Sheepshead with his family and Booray with his anniversary bunch. Even though Bill may have come across quite gruff to some, inside he had a heart of gold.
Bill will be forever remembered by his loving wife, Diana; daughter, Elizabeth (Chris) Hendler; grandchildren, Nathan and Nick Hendler; sisters, Connie Rautmann, LaFaye (Wayne) Herzog, Wendy (Greg) Pagel, and Cyndi (Adam) Krause; siblings-in-law, Linda (Harley) Meyer, Lorraine (David) VanderLinden, Carol (Kevin) Belongie, Marie (Kenny) Wagner, Paula (Bill) Drangin, John (Cecilia) Linsmeier, Howard (Shawn) Linsmeier, and Nelley Seibold (Jim Lehr); 27 nieces and nephews; 35 great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Patricia (Weber) Seibold brother-in-law, Lowell Rautmann; sister-in-law, Gail Linsmeier-Pankratz; nephew, Rick Meyer; and special friends, Larry “LA”, Big John, Steve, Larry, Donny, Jerry “Point Pollock”.
A memorial service will be held for Bill at 6:00 PM on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Zimmer-Westview Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Wall officiating. A public visitation will be held from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Johnannes Cemetery.
A memorial fund will be established in Bill’s name.
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“I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with you... then I realized that you spent the rest of your life with me. I smile because I know you loved me until the day you went away.” - Diana
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