October 26, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
October 26, 2017
- 7:00 PM
October 27, 2017
- 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior
David F. Kolle, 82, Fargo passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo.
David was born April 26, 1935 to Ferdinand and Mabel (Horn) Kolle. He graduated from Felton High School in 1953 before attending Wahpeton State School of Science where he was a Golden Glove boxer. David served in the U.S. Army as a Private first class where he was a tank driver.
He graduated from Traficante Accordion School, earning diplomas in sales and as an instructor and Robert Mitchell School of Accordion where he earned a diploma as an instructor. David then went into sales, selling accordions in San Diego, CA and Fargo, ND. He worked various construction jobs and on the family farm. He managed and taught accordion lessons at a music store on Broadway, Fargo for many years. David earned the National Ballroom Operators Association’s Outstanding Service award in 1967 and 1968 and the Entertainment Operators of America’s Outstanding Service award in 1970.
He owned a very popular band called the “Dave Kolle Show” for many years and had a song that went #1 for three weeks on local KFGO. He enjoyed playing the accordion, riding horses, and playing fast-pitch softball where he pitched for the U.S. Army through three championships and was his greatest thrill. David was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church of the Cross, West Fargo, and gained spiritual peace with God through reading the bible. He also loved to fish, hunt, spend time with his family, and playing with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, David (LuAnn) Brakken, Horace, ND, Sheri Lyn (Robert) Mix, Tampa, FL, Dave (Rossana) Kolle, Huanchaco, Peru; two grandchildren, Marjorie Mix, Tampa, FL, Amulet Kolle, Huanchaco, Peru; brother, Ernest (Ardee) Kolle, Moorhead, MN; sisters, Veryle (Robert) McCulloch, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Wanda (Frank) Mills, St. Petersburg, FL, Violet Abraham, West Fargo, ND, Maysie (Brent) Aarestad, West Fargo, ND, Linda Lange, Rosemount, MN; sister-in-law, Donna Kolle, Fergus Falls, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Walt and Art Kolle; brothers-in-law, Jim Lange and Gary Abraham, and sister-in-law, Lee Kolle.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 27, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.