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Arthur Kolb

February 26, 1930 — December 4, 2020

Arthur L. Kolb, 90, Of Benson, IL passed away at 9:33 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
He was born on February 26, 1930 in Peoria, Illinois a son of Louis and Ida Hawk Kolb. He married Diana L. Hattan on November 15, 1953 in Minonk. She passed away on December 13, 2018.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy (David) Weaver of Marana, AZ; two sons, Kenneth (Jane) Kolb of Benson; Norman (Ellen Wasson) Kolb of Albuquerque, NM; three grandsons, Derek Kolb of Chicago; Dan (Amanda) Kolb of Kearney, MO; Ben (Eva Tumanova) Munge of Chicago; and special friend, Marie Koehler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two grandsons.
Arthur farmed in the Benson area all of his life. He also worked at Aeschleman's Fur Company in rural Benson.
Arthur proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and he was stationed in Germany.
He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Benson and American Legion Post #454 in Benson. He enjoyed fishing and duck hunting in his spare time.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Clayton Township Cemetery in Benson. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is handling arrangements for the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benson Ambulance. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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