Rev. Harold G. Kollmeyer, 85, of Odon, passed away August 30, 2005, at Ketcher Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 5, 1919, in Columbus, IN, the son of George W. Kollmeyer and Laurie Lillian Knothe Kollmeyer. He graduated from Columbus High School. He served in the National Guard as a young man. He worked on the New York Central railroad, before working at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. He later entered into the ministry. He graduated from the Indianapolis University for Ordained Ministers. He was a full connection elder in June of 1963 and was also a United Methodist South Conference Elder. He served in many areas throughout the state. Here locally, he served at Union United Methodist, Prairie City, Kingman, Prairieville and Seymour. He enjoyed traveling to Florida and bringing home fruits and vegetables to share with family and friends. He also enjoyed golfing and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ida Mae Sullivan Kollmeyer, July 13, 1989; two brothers Robert Kollmeyer and Paul Kollmeyer; one son, Roy Lee Kollmeyer; 2 step grandsons, Jason Richey and Doug Hunter
He is survived by is wife Anna Laura Boling Kollmeyer, whom he married May 19, 2001; two sons and daughters in law, George and Joyce Kollmeyer of Brazil, IN; Robert and Lori Kollmeyer of Odon, IN; one daughter and son in law, Mary Jane and Ronald Kollmeyer Hobbs of Scottsburg, IN; four step daughters, Joan Hey, Joyce Schwenk and husband Fred, Cheryl Richey and Ginney Smiley; one step son Donald Richey and wife Mary; eight grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; twenty four step great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and five step great-great-grandchildred; two sisters, Louise Wirth of New Albany, IN and Verna Hammond of Scipo, IN; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be in Odon on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m at the Odon United Methodist Church. Poindexter, Hall and McClure assisted with Odon arrangements. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m at the Union United Methodist Church located at 780 E. Co. Rd. 600 N. (Airport Road), Brazil, IN; Services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Daviess County Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the churches and the funeral home. Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.