Karl W. Kollitz, age 95, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, MN.
Karl Wilhelm Kollitz was born June 17, 1909, in Minneapolis, MN, to Charles and Anna Kollitz. The family moved to Ortonville, MN, where he graduated from high school in 1927. Following graduation the family moved back to Minneapolis and he went to work for the H.D. Lee Co. He worked there for 47 years and retired in 1975. He married Clarisse Jeanette Travilion on August 9, 1936. They lived in Thief River Falls, MN, until 1960 when they moved to Fargo, ND, and then to Moorhead, MN, in 1963. He has resided at Emmanuel Nursing Home since November 2002. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid sports fan. He particularly enjoyed watching the Twins and Vikings.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a daughter Jane. He is survived by two sons, David, Hudson, WI, Charles William (Mary Jo), Moorhead, MN, and daughter, Kay (Paul) Grinnell, Perham, MN; nine grandchildren, Jon (Sarah) Kollitz, Madison, WI, Kristen (Todd) Gillingham, Hudson, WI, Karyn (Wayne) Wilgren, Hudson, WI, David (Laura) Grinnell, Chippewa Fall, WI, Michael (Somsiri) Grinnell, Rochester, MN, Stephen (Jennifer) Grinnell, Rochester, MN, Tom Grinnell, Perham, MN, Christopher and Matthew Kollitz, Moorhead, MN; and 13 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 3:00 PM Friday at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held in the nursing home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook available at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com