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In Memory of Linda Kolzow


February 10, 1943 - October 20, 2020

Linda Kolzow, 77 of Cumberland died Tuesday October 20, 2020 at Care and Rehab Cumberland. She was born February 10, 1943 at home in Rice Lake to Ervin and Florence (Gade) Gerland. She was baptized into faith on February 28, 1943 and was confirmed on June 9, 1957. Linda was raised in Rice Lake and moved to the Cumberland area. On June 1, 1963 she married Robert Kolzow who preceded her in death on December 4, 2011.

Linda was employed at Schultz Bros Dime Store from 1958-1961 & 1963-1964, Rice Lake Creamery 1961-1963, Tower House from 1968-1977 and the Cumberland School District from 1977-2008.

Linda loved God first and husband Robert second and her family was very important. She was always on the road somewhere to see her children or grandchildren.
Linda loved music and sharing the gift with others.  She also enjoyed playing cards, quilting, baking and her flower gardens. 

She is survived by two sons: Kenneth (Wendy) Kolzow of Cumberland and Jeffrey (Cynthia) Kolzow of Colby; two daughters: Karen (John) Dobrinski of Columbus, IN and Joan (Kyle) Klipstine of of Pulaski, WI; bonus child, Pastor John Miels; eight grandchildren: Blake, Kayla, Eric, Kortney, Collin, Bradley (Raisha), Zachary and Katerina; two sisters: Lorraine Barta of Rice Lake and Caroly (Dean) Dawson of Amery; one brother, Donald (Betsy) Gerland of Rice Lake; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Ervin and Florence Gerland; and sister, Phyllis Anderson and infant sister Shirley. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 PM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Miels officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Cumberland. Pallbearers are John Garibaldi-Honorary, Bill Huehn, Jim Richie, Chad Owens, Bert Skinner, Scott Hagen. Visitation will be from 1-3 PM Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the church.

The funeral will be live-streamed and can be accessed from Skinner Funeral Home website.  A drive in service will also be available via a radio station from St. Paul Church. Burial and meal to follow service

Please note: Respect for social distancing and masks will be required at all times during the visitation and the funeral service.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Care and Rehab Cumberland for your loving support to mom. Special thank you to Pastor John Miels.

His master to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:23

Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family.


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