Doris A. Kolbach, 85, formerly of N. Stanford Street, Port Washington died Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the Harbor Club, Port Washington where she had been a resident the past three years.
She was born on October 3, 1923, daughter of Thomas and Anabelle McDonald Gahan, Jr. in Gilbert, Minnesota. On June 25, 1949 she married Henry G. “Hank” Kolbach of Port Washington at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. Together they farmed in the Town of Port Washington. He preceded her in death on December 19, 1997.
Doris was a homemaker who was very involved with family and community. She worked with her sister Anna Ruth at her drapery and upholstery business. She was involved with the Catholic Order of Foresters serving as their secretary for many years and a member of the St. Peter of Alcantara Church Alter Guild. In later years she enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and reading mystery novels.
She is survived by her children, Steve Kolbach of Iron River, MI; Lois (Randall) Lanser of Port Washington; Paul (Sandra) Kolbach of Green Bay and Sue (Charles) Rusch of Jackson; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, son-in-law Daniel Koch of Round Rock, TX; sister-in-law Delores Gahan of Port Washington; brother-in-law Charles (Jane) Schaefer of Port Washington, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Hank, daughter Mary Ann Koch, sisters Anna Ruth Schaefer and Kathryn Schwenker, brothers Tom, Earl and Dick Gahan and grandchildren Brian and Wendy Koch.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6:30PM Tues. March 3 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1800 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington. Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Visitation will take place from 3:30-6:30PM Tuesday AT CHURCH with a 3:30PM rosary. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington. Memorials to the church appreciated.