Floyd "Pete" Kollars, age 88, of South Yankton, Nebraska, died April 8, 2014, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Aten, Nebraska with military honors provided by the Crofton American Legion Post No. 128. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.
Pallbearers are Bryon Lee, Wendy Mortenson, Tari Sailors, Valerie Torstenson, Victoria Ludwig, Todd Graber, and Teresa Neuharth.
Floyd "Pete" Kollars was born November 2, 1925, in rural Crofton, Nebraska, to Frank and Matilda (Kramer) Kollars. He grew up on the family farm, attended country grade school in Aten, Nebraska and graduated from Yankton High School in 1943. He was drafted into the United States Army during World War II and was honorably discharged on December 25, 1946. After the war Pete returned to the family farm where he continued to live and farm his entire life.
Pete was a member of the Moose Lodge in Yankton and loved Chevy cars, Farmall tractors, and his dogs. He enjoyed attending family functions, gardening and word search puzzles, but mostly enjoyed being on the farm and loved being a farmer.
Survivors include his 11 nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Joyce Kollars and brother-in-law, Lonnie Graber.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Duane Kollars and Lyle "Ben" Kollars; and three sisters: Doris Graber, Dorothy "Dot" Torstenson, and Darlene Lee.
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To the nieces and nephews of Pete, we stand alongside of you as you grieve the loss of your uncle.
Lee & Diane Kollars
I can't even imagine going home and not seeing Pete...he was always there...his little smile, eye's always sparkling. we'd talk about the weather & the crops, and always a hug . He had such a good soul & spirit. I love you Pete and will see you again! I know you are resting in peace.
lorie kollars & vickie duncan
Pete was our neighbor when I was growing up in Nebraska. I don't think you could find a more gentle,kind man. I have many fond memories of "neighbor Pete" coming for dinner at our house. He always said our mom made the best bread! Your family has my sympathy.
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