Harold Walter Kolkhorst, 94, of Morrisonville, passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab.  

Harold was born January 29, 1927 in Harvel, the son of Henry A. and Sophie A. (Backus) Kolkhorst.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II.  Harold married Vivian Ruth Anderson on April 30, 1966 in Harvel.  She preceded him in death on April 20, 1998.  He then married Juanita C. Yeaman in May of 2006.  She preceded him in death on January 11, 2012.

Harold worked his entire life as a mechanic, working for Bandy Chevrolet in Raymond, Gilbert Large in Taylorville, and Leitschuh’s Garage in Morrisonville.  He was interested in all things with a motor, and he could fix anything.  In his younger years, Harold enjoyed camping and boating.  He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel.

Harold is survived by his sister, Louise Boyd of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews.  He is also preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Wilma Stowell, Esther McNeeley, and Pearl Kolkhorst; and brothers, Earl and Fred Kolkhorst.

A graveside ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Morrisonville Cemetery with Pastor Joseph Nehring officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Department of Defense and American Legion Post #721.  Mr. Kolkhorst will lie in state from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Monday at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.   

Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Monroe Street, Harvel, IL 62538.

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