Obit: Kollmansberger, Lorea E. (1924 - 2002)

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Surnames: KOLLMANSBERGER GARDNER ZUEGE GOTTER SOMMERS HINKELMANN

----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 11/06/2002

Kollmansberger, Lorea E. (16 JUL 1924 - 23 OCT 2002)

Lorea E. Kollmansberger, 78, Loyal, Clark County, Wis., died on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at the House of the Dove, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. The Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiated. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Kollmansberger, Matt Kollmansberger, Chad Kollmansberger, Jason Kollmansberger, Dan Rowley and Mike Gaetz.

Lorea Ethel Gardner was born on July 16, 1924, in Loyal, to Floyd and Margaret (nee Zuege) Gardner. She was raised on the family farm and educated in Loyal schools, graduating from Loyal High School in 1942. She worked on the farm until she married Harold Kollmansberger on May 26, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. They farmed north of Loyal for 51 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Her interests included dancing, bingo, gardening, bowling and watching her sons and grandsons play ball.

Survivors include her husband, Harold; four sons, Eddy (Dianne) Kollmansberger, Loyal, Dan Kollmansberger, Loyal, Jeff (Mary) Kollmansberger, Chili, and Greg Kollmansberger, Loyal; 12 grandchildren, Mike (Karla) Kollmansberger, Marsh-field, Matthew Kollmansberger, Marshfield, Melissa (Lucas) Hebert, Marshfield, Jason, Chad, Brandi and Kelli Kollmansberger, Loyal, Tina, Ashley and Tracy Kollmansberger, Chili, and Jalon and Auston Kollmansberger, Loyal; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Velma (Elmer) Gotter, Loyal, and Lucille Sommers, Madison.

Preceding her in death were her father, Floyd Gardner; her mother, Margaret Gardner-Hinkelmann; her stepfather, Ernest Hinkelmann; and two brothers, Harold Gardner and Vern Gardner.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.

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