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John J. Kolar

August 19, 1932 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 85)

John J. Kolar, 85, of LaPorte, Indiana passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

John was born on August 19, 1932, in LaPorte, Indiana to Frank and Marie (Karel) Kolar.

On May 27, 1961, he married Bettye Brown who survives. He also is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Cochran of LaPorte, Indiana; and two grandsons, Jonah and Casey Cochran.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Ann, Mary, Bessie, Josephine, Frank, James, and George.

John graduated from La Porte High School in 1951 and Indiana University Bloomington in 1959, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business real estate. He was a realtor and an appraiser with Nowak Realty for over 50 years. He served on the Pine Lake Cemetery board, the La Porte American Red Cross board as president, the Center Township Advisory board for 24 years, and the board of Realtors as president, vice president and secretary.  He was a member of the LaPorte First United Methodist Church where he served as an usher, the VFW Post #1130 and the American Legion Post #83.  John served his country in the United States Navy.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017, at the funeral home, where friends may visit one hour prior the service. Pastor Bob Vale and Reverend Evan Lash will officiate.  Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Avenue, LaPorte, Indiana 46350.

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
October 29, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Visitation
Monday
October 30, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Funeral Service
Monday
October 30, 2017

1:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350


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