Larry E. Kolling

Larry E. Kolling, age 71 of Maryville, IL born October 2, 1941 in Highland, IL, passed away 1:10 pm Friday, October 26, 2012 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Larry retired after many years of service as a truck mechanic for Prairie Farms Dairy. He was a 1959 Collinsville High School graduate, was the current website webmaster for the class of 1959, and a former Chief Kahok.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Maryville, and a Navy veteran.  He was a ham radio operator, an Eagle Scout, and a member of the Maryville American Legion Post #917.  Larry was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association where he was the Director for Chapter O, and former Motorist Awareness Division coordinator.  In earlier years he enjoyed camping with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Anita nee Schmidt Kolling.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Lorraine nee Hutson Kolling, whom he married August 14, 1965; a daughter, Laurie (John) Blaylock of Maryville; three grandchildren: Payton, Jared, and Allysa of Maryville; a brother, Neil (Linda) Kolling of Maryville; a sister, Jean (Bill) Eaker of Milford, KS; one niece and two nephews.

Memorial visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Memorial service will be Friday, November 2, 2012 1pm at the funeral home with Rev. James Ritter officiating.

Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, MO with full military honors presented.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63139.

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