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Brenda L. Kolar

Brenda L. Kolar, 47, of Wolbach, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at her home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Revs. Ray Kosmicki and Michael McDermott will officiate. Cremation will take place following the service. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 5 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Brenda was born on March 27, 1966, at St. Paul, the daughter of Aaron and Jo Ann (Runge) Jerabek. She is survived by her parents, Aaron and Jo Ann Jerabek of Farwell; four daughters, Lindsey Kolar of St. Paul, Staci Kolar of St. Paul, Krista Kolar of Wolbach and Taya Kolar of Wolbach; two step-sons, Michael Crawford of Lincoln and Pvt. Tanner Kolar of Fort Carson, Colo.;five sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa and Steve Bader of Palmer, Lori and Tim Fredrick of Palmer, Connie Jo and Frank Beck of St. Paul, Joan and Bryan Stanczyk of Ashton and Michele and Doug Oeltjen of St. Paul; and one brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Pam Jerabek of Farwell. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Issac Lee Kolar and Aubree Paige Kolar with another grandchild on the way. Brenda grew up on the family farm west of Farwell and attended Farwell Elementary School. She was a 1984 graduate of Elba High School. She then worked at the Howard County Community Hospital in St. Paul. She was united in marriage to Lonnie Friedrichsen on April 14, 1986, at St. Paul. The couple lived in Palmer where she continued to work at Howard County Community Hospital and the Central City Care Center. The couple later divorced. She then moved to St. Paul, where she worked at Heritage Living Center and the Grand Island Veterans Home. She was united in marriage to Kerry Kolar on Sept. 20, 2003, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The couple first lived in St. Paul, later moving to Wolbach. She worked at McCain Foods in Grand Island, PST near Wolbach and the Howard County Medical Center. She and Kerry divorced in 2011. She was presently employed for Christensen Construction of Wolbach. Brenda was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. Brenda loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, swimming, gardening, cats and rocking in her rocking chair. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Jonathan Jerabek; and her grandparents, Anton and Josephine Jerabek and Amanda Runge. Memorials are suggested to the Kolar family.

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Our deepest sympathy to the family of Brenda. May God wrap his arms around each of you. Keep your faith and memories close to your heart as they are Gods gifts.

Elaine Nowak and family Aug 22 2013 3:23 PM

To the family of Brenda, my prayers are with all of you thru this difficult time. May God bless each of you.

Brenda Simco Aug 22 2013 1:53 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Brenda. No words can take away the pain you are feeling. Always remember the good times. She always liked to have fun either at work or at home. She had a wonderful smile I will always remember. She always put her girls first. She loved you very much. She will be missed by many.

Kurt & Shelley Friedrichsen Aug 21 2013 1:26 PM

our deepest sympathy to brenda's whole family..she was a very special to all.. always like to have fun.. she was a very good mother loved her girls unconditionally... remeber girls all the great times you had w her... she loved u so very much... she will missed by so many...

lisa an shawn brumbaugh Aug 21 2013 9:44 AM

Deepest sympathy to the family of Brenda. I worked with her at McCain Foods. She was always a fun loving free spirit. Sending thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Janet Weber

Janet Weber Aug 21 2013 5:24 AM

Our deepest sympathy goes to Brenda's whole family. I think back to the days when Brenda and I worked nights at the nursing home in St Paul so many years ago. We always had a good time. She was always a hard worker. I will always remember her laugh, it's one that is not easily forgotten. She will be missed by many!!!!

Amy & Dale Davis Aug 20 2013 7:17 PM

I extend my sympathy to the family of Brenda. Special thoughts and prayers to each of. May God give you comfort and be at your side. God Bless all of you.

Lou Tjernagel Aug 20 2013 6:29 PM

To the family of Brenda Kolar:My deepest sympathy to you all. You are all in our thought and prayers.Lovingly,Shelley Stepanek and family

shelley stepanek Aug 20 2013 5:43 PM

so sorry for your loss ill keep you guys in my prayers

jonell torres Aug 20 2013 9:47 AM

To each of you, Brenda's family, I offer my deep sympathy and prayer as well as the prayer of all the Sisters here. I share in your deep loss and pain as I hold loving memories of all of you. Sister Maria

Aug 20 2013 9:16 AM

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