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Richard Joel Kolar

March 11, 1952 March 11, 2022
Richard Joel Kolar
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Richard Joel “Rick” Kolar

Rick Kolar, 70, passed away March 11, 2022, at home in Madison. A service celebrating his life will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Parkway Hills United Methodist Church.

Rick was born on March 11, 1952, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of the late, Robert and Marjorie Kolar. He achieved the rank of Star Scout as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 142 of Minneapolis before moving to Hoover, AL. In Hoover, Rick was a graduate of W. A. Berry High School where he played bass drum as a member of the marching band.

Rick married Kathy Kolar, née Rassner, on December 19, 1976 in Birmingham, AL before moving to Madison in August of 1977. Daughter Kim was born on July 20, 1983, and son Kameron was born on April 23, 1990.

Rick completed his Associate’s Degree in Radiological Technology from the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in 1980 where worked as a Radiologic Technician until his retirement in 2017.

A resident of Madison for 45 years, he was the Scoutmaster of Scouts, BSA Troop 164 for the past 11 years. He was honored to receive 60+ mentor pins during his tenure. Also during this time, he was awarded Scouting’s Silver Beaver award for distinguished service to youth and served as a Wood Badge staffer and Assistant Course Director of NYLT.

He was a faithful and active member of Parkway Hills United Methodist Church where he was the sound engineer.

Rick is preceded in death by his wife Dr. Kathy Rassner Kolar, mother-in-law, Helen Runnels Rassner, father-in-law, Donald Rassner, mother, Marge Howe Kolar and father, Robert Kolar.

He is survived by daughter, Kim Kolar of Baton Rouge, LA and son Kameron Kolar of Hattiesburg, MS.
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10:00 AM 4/2/2022 10:00:00 AM
Parkway Hills United Methodist Church

1468 Highland Colony Parkway
Madison, MS 39110

Parkway Hills United Methodist Church
1468 Highland Colony Parkway Madison 39110 MS
United States

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