Leona Kolls

September 29, 1911May 6, 2013

Lombard – Leona Kolls, 101, of Lombard and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013. She was born on September 29, 1911 in Elgin to Charles and Anna (Andriesen) Henning. In January of 1929, she married Otto Kolls in Crystal Lake.

Leona worked for many years at Ero Manufacturing and later at Oak Manufacturing. She was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ for 85 years, and a member of the Women of the Moose in Crystal Lake for more than 40 years where she served as Senior Regent. She enjoyed card parties, golf, and bowling well into her 90’s.

She is survived by her children, Robert (Betty Jo) and Kenneth Carl (the late Adeline); former daughter-in-law, Lois Kretschner; her nine grandchildren; her fourteen great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Otto; her parents; two brothers, Carl and Melvin Henning; her sister, Marie Zimmerman; and her great-granddaughter, Gloria Burzynski.

Visitation will be held from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, May 11 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake. The funeral service will follow at 1pm. Burial will be at Crystal Lake Memorial Park in Crystal Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 485 Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014.

Online condolences may be expressed at For more information, please call 815-459-1760.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2013

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Steve Stoddard

May 10, 2013

RIP, Leona. What a wonderful woman whom I was lucky to know most of my life.Delivering newspapers when I was a boy to her house to enjoying a cocktail and conversation with Leona and her son Bob and Betty,his wife. Leona never held back her opinion and love. My condolences and prayers with entire family.

Patrrucu (Gieik) Phalin

May 9, 2013

Hi Bob and Kenny, Sorry to hear your mother passed away.I have many pictures of her when she retired from Oaks with my mother. Wish I could be there but my grandson is graduating from college Saturday. Would love to talk to you both. She was a nice lady. Pat

dianne and roberta sabella

May 7, 2013

She was a lovely lady who lived a long and prosperous life. We were happy to have the honors of celebrating her 100th birthday with her and the family.