Leo J. Kollath

Jan. 15, 1928 Aug. 20, 2010

Leo J. Kollath of Waukesha passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at the Clement J. Zablocki V.A. Medical Center at the age of 82 years. Leo was born in Jan. 15, 1928, in Watertown, the son of Carl and Laura Kollath.

Leo lived life to the fullest being a World War II Army veteran. He was not afraid of work he started back in the 1930s on a farm to help support his family. Later, he worked at the Milwaukee Box Co. then Waukesha Stone Quarry. He was the owner of a Sinclair gas station on Sunset Drive for many years, before retiring from Wisconsin Coach Lines with over 20 years of service. Leo enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning all those vegetables from his garden and was an avid fisherman.

Leo will be deeply missed by his children: Coralee (Albert) Perschon-Fell of Waukesha, Monty (Diane) Kollath of East Troy, Joe (Jan) Kollath of Oconomowoc, Laura (Bernell) Hoskins of Butler and Leo Kollath of Jefferson. He will also be remembered by his 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and his 96-year-old sister, Ella Garvens, as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Dale Kollath.

The remembrance service for Leo will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, until the 11 a.m. service at the funeral home. Interment at Last Home Cemetery in Germantown with military honors will immediately follow.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.