Alfred Soren Kolmos, Whitewater, WI (1919-2015)

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July 29, 2015

January 23, 1919 - July 26, 2015

Alfred Soren Kolmos, 96, of Fairhaven Retirement Home in Whitewater, died there on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Alfred was born in Wisconsin, on Jan 23, 1919, the son of Christian Jessen and Carrie Seistrup Kolmos. He married Doris Recknagel, who predeceased him in 2007. Alfred served with the US Air Force during World War II. He received his PhD from the U of Illinois in Education and taught at UW-Whitewater for over 20 years, retiring in 1986. He was honored as a distinguished professor. Alfred was active in the American Legion Post in Whitewater. He was a member of the Whitewater Historical Society and its breakfast Club and active in Old World Wisconsin. He was 50 year member of First English Lutheran Church. He and his wife were world travelers and despite being well traveled, enjoyed a good picnic with family and friends. He was well read and a most interesting person who loved his family and enjoyed his many friends.

Alfred is survived by one daughter, Alicia (Douglas) Greve of North Carolina; one daughter-in-law, Charmane Kolmos of Delavan; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Kit; three brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH of Whitewater, with the Rev. Gerald Wendt officiating. Burial, with full military rites, will be at 2 p.m. July 30th, at Hazel Ridge Cemetery in Elkhorn. Friends may call at the CHURCH from 9 a.m. until service time. A reception will immediately follow services at Jessica's Restaurant BETZER FUNERAL HOME of Delavan, is serving the Kolmos Family

Memorials would be appreciated to Whitewater Historical Society and First English Lutheran Church of Whitewater.


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