Alfred Henry Koll, 94, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Atlantic Specialty Care in Atlantic, Iowa, where he had lived for the past 3 years plus.
He was born February 1, 1922, on a farm near Walnut, Iowa. Alfred was the son of Henry Carl and Carrie (Schmidt) Koll, one of three children. Alfred was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, now known as Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut, Iowa. He attended country school in Layton Township and then attended high school in Walnut graduating with the class of 1938. After graduation, he farmed southeast of Walnut on the homestead his father built.
Alfred married Elaine V. Heesch on September 28, 1949, in Avoca, Iowa. They are the parents of two sons, David and Stephen. Al and Elaine celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in 2015.
He enjoyed bowling, playing cards and going to county fairs. Al and Elaine belonged to a pinochle club for over 40 years. He was a 4-H leader for several years and then was on the 4-H county committee. He served on the board of Peace Haven for several years. Al was a member of the church council at Peace United Church of Christ for 4 years and also served on the pastoral relations committee.
Al and Elaine retired in 1996 and moved to Atlantic. This was a big change for Al as he had lived on the farm for 74 years. Since moving to Atlantic, he started bowling and going to the grandchildren's activities. He also kept busy taking care of the yard and just doing things he never had time for while farming. Most of all, Al enjoyed his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert in infancy; sister, Margaret Fredrechsen; father and mother in-law; and two sisters-in-law.
Al is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elaine; sons, David (Donna) of Omaha, NE and Stephen (Cindy) of Atlantic, IA; grandchildren, Mark (Jodi) VanGoethen of Omaha, NE, Melanie (Scott) Hobbs of Hagerstown, MD, Kelly (Kellee) Koll of Omaha, NE and Katie Koll of Atlantic, IA; two great-granddaughters, Emma and Lauren Hobbs; special niece, Nancy (Jim) Pellett of Atlantic, IA; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2016, at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut, Iowa, followed by burial in the Layton Township Cemetery in Walnut, Iowa.
Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.