James Kolker

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James Kolker, 77, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, where he was comforted by his loving wife and family.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 29, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 30, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

James was born on Jan. 17, 1944, to John and Ruth (Schrunk) Kolker in Dubuque; he was one of seven children. On June 6, 1964, Jim married the love of his life, Sandra Knudtson, at St. Paul’s Church in Guttenberg. They were blessed with two loving sons and married for 57 amazing years. Jim had a great love for life and spent time with his wife, his kids and most definitely his grandchildren.

Jim worked for John Deere Tractor Works in Dubuque for 33 years. Once he retired he still worked for Guttenberg Industries and Willie Construction where he drove miscellaneous trucks for them for a while. He also worked as a valet driver at the casino in Marquette.

Some of Jim’s hobbies included coaching women’s softball, playing cards, especially playing Cribbage with his son Jason. Jim also loved going to all of Jason’s ballgames. But nothing could top Jim’s favorite hobby of all when he could show his 1976 Chevy step side truck with all of the trophies that he had won.

Left to cherish his life are his wife, Sandra; son, Jason; grandchildren, Anastasia, Kristianna, and Jenna Kolker; siblings, Janice Andregg, Judy Tepper, Jay (Joann) Kolker, Jerry (Pat) Kolker, and Rita Takes; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeffrey Kolker in 1992; a brother, John R. Kolker Sr.

In lieu of flowers and all types of sympathy the family would like all donations be made to the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital or the Clayton Ridge Community School District.

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