Gary Delbert Kolkman
October 22, 1934 - May 29, 2017

Gary Delbert Kolkman

Gary Delbert Kolkman
Oct 22, 1934 - May 29, 2017

Gary Delbert Kolkman

Gary Delbert Kolkman, 82, of Danville, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington. He was born October 22, 1934 in Burlington to Delbert L. and Olive Louise Walker Kolkman. On July 8, 1962, he married Janet Elaine Oberman at Harmony Bible Church in Danville.
He was a 1953 graduate of Yarmouth High School. He began his career at Sylvania and when it closed he went to General Electric until retirement. Gary was a member of Yarmouth Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. From 1956 to 1957 he served in the United States Army, stationed in Ft. Lee, Virginia where he was a part of the Redstone Rocket Program. He was a member of the Arbor Day Foundation.
He loved and was quite a collector of everything to do with International Harvester. He enjoyed reading American History and was considered an amateur historian. Army reunions; Old Threshers; family vacations in Colorado to camp in the mountains; visiting museums with his wife; spending time at the family farm in Yarmouth; using a metal detector to find treasures with his sons and grandsons; and when he was younger, painting, were all things that he enjoyed.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons; Edward Kolkman of Lowell, Iowa and John Kolkman (Gwendolyn) of Slocomb, Alabama; two brothers, Darrel (Sandy) Kolkman of New London and Dean (Yong) Kolkman of Simonton, Texas; three grandsons; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister, Valeen Louise Kolkman.
The funeral service for Mr. Gary Kolkman will be Friday, June 2 at 11:00 AM at Elliott Chapel, New London with Pastor Jeff Duffy officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 with the family present to greet friends beginning at 10:00 until the time of the service. Burial will follow the service at Trinity Cemetery, Mt. Union. Military rites will be by the Henry County Honor Guard. Memorials have been established for Yarmouth Baptist Church and Great River Hospice House.

 
 

John A Kolkman on Sep 27, 2017

Gary Kolkman at the Graduation of Nathan Kolkman at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. They both look a lot alike when Grandfather Gary was young too.

John A Kolkman on Sep 27, 2017

Gary Kolkman at Point Clear, Alabama attending Grandson Stuart and Chelsea Kolkman's wedding.

Janice Whitaker and Christy on Jun 3, 2017

Our deepest Sympathies to John and the family. It is hard to let go but knowing he is with his Lord and Savior is a comfort.

Sherry Frymoyer on Jun 3, 2017

So sorry about the loss of your family member. I was a graduate of Danville HS 1967. We knew everyone from Danville and it was like a small family. My prayers are with you all. Sherry Moehn Frymoyer

Jerry Hanlon on Jun 2, 2017

Janet and Family.
We were saddened to learn of Gary'S passing.
Thankfully he is now home with our Lord.
Jerry, Lee, Todd Hanlon

Gail&Coley Andress on Jun 1, 2017

John & Gwen, so sorry to see this but glad you do post. It's a great day your Dad is with the Lord. Praying for you both and other family members. Gail Andress.

John Kolkman on May 31, 2017

Gary, Janet, Edward and John.

John Kolkman on May 31, 2017

Gary and Janet Kolkman February, 2014.

John Kolkman on May 31, 2017

Gary Kolkman at his father, Delbert l Kolkman's farm in Yarmouth, Iowa.

John Kolkman on May 31, 2017

Gary, Janet, Edward and John Kolkman 1966.

Elliott Chapel on May 31, 2017

Gary Kolkman serving in the US Army 1957.

John Kolkman on May 31, 2017

Gary Kolkman in US Army Basic Training 1956 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.

John Kolkman on May 31, 2017

Gary Kolkman and his family, Gary is second from left in back row.

John Kolkman on May 31, 2017

Janet Oberman and Gary Kolkman's Wedding Portrait.

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

Visitation

Jun
2
Friday
Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The family will be present to greet friends beginning at 10:00 until the time of the service.

Service

Jun
2
Friday
Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
11:00 AM

Gary Delbert Kolkman

Sign in to add your memory

We will never post without permission

Gary Delbert Kolkman

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Gary Delbert Kolkman

Add to Your Calendar

Gary Delbert Kolkman

Obit Checkin

Gary Delbert Kolkman

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Gary Delbert Kolkman

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Gary

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Gary leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook