Andrew Peter Kolar December 16, 1983 - May 2, 2018

born December 16th, 1983, passed away on May 2nd after a courageous and valiant struggle with cancer. Survived by parents, Jim and Anne Kolar; siblings, Andrea Wudyka (Wayne), Joshua, (Laura), Dan (Clare), Christina (fiancé, Steve Hatton); and nieces and nephews, Wayne, James, Veronica, Gideon, Amos, Jack, Shiloh, and Eli. Graduate of St. Agnes High School, University of St. Thomas, and University of St. Thomas Law School. He practiced transactional law in Michigan. His life was characterized by a great love of his family and many, many friends from all over the world, by his love of the mountains, his passion for golf, his deeply felt love for his home town of St. Paul, and his love of the Lord. His humor and ready smile were a great gift. His hope and resolve in the face of great obstacles was a ready testament to his depth of character. He was an overcomer. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Mass of Christian Burial 10AM Tuesday, May 8, at the Church of St. Mark, 2001 Dayton Ave., St. Paul. Visitation 4-8PM Monday at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1006, and at Church one hour before the Mass.


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    Sandy Haggerty says

    Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family Josh.

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    Vicki Fountain says

    Dear Jim & Anne,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain you must be going through. i pray that God will comfort you with the peace that passes understanding. May the many precious memories of your son and the knowledge that you will be reunited someday in your true home bring you comfort and peace. Keeping you close in thought and prayer.
    Sending much love,

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    Michael and Kelly Hall says

    Our deepest sympathies, our thoughts and prayers go with you.

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    Fr. Joe Forcelle says

    Very sorry for your loss. May God bring your comfort in this difficult time.

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    Michael DeFerrari says

    Jim and Anne, I am so sad to hear this news. Andrew was such a sweet kid when I lived up there and knew you all. My heartfelt prayers are with you all. May the angels greet hm and the saint laugh out his name as they embrace him and welcome him home.

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    Therese Szyszkiewicz says

    Dear Jim and Anne, we are so very, very sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing…we hold you all in our love and prayers during this time of pain and sorrow. May the Lord bless you all with His grace and peace as you comfort each other.
    Jesus, we trust in You!

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    Bruce Franson says

    Jim, Anne and family,
    I was saddened to hear of Andy’s passing, but am glad he ran the race well to the end. May the Lord himself give you all comfort.

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    Diane Gernon and family, |Servants of God, Ottawa says

    Jim and Anne: May God fill your hearts with His peace as you mourn the loss of your beloved son. Be assured of our prayers for all of you at this time.

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    Dave Berthiaume says

    Dear Kolar Family, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. Andy was one of the first friends I made when I arrived at St. Agnes High School. I will always remember his welcoming friendship.

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    John and Marcia DeWitt says

    Jim and Anne and family, our prayers and with you all during this difficult time. May God fill you with His peace and grace as you morn the loss of Andy. Andy was a loyal friend to our boys and he will be missed dearly by all. He truly ran the race with perseverance and grace.

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    Tom & Patrice Larson says

    Nina, so sorry about your loss of your brother at such a young age. It sounds like he had a good life and made a lasting impression on everyone he touched. We hope his memories will comfort you now and in the future.

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    Lugarda Cuevas says

    My deepest condolences to the entire Kolar family. May God give them strength during this difficult time. Andy was a great friend to so many people. He will be missed. My family will keep him in our prayers always.

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    Scott Swanson says

    Saddened greatly to hear of Andrew’s passing; he is remembered very fondly here at the law school.

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    Brittany Peters says

    I was lucky enough to have gone to law school with Andy and he was far and away the best part of my experience there. Heaven gained a kind, hilarious, and brilliant soul. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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    Angela High-Pippert says

    Andrew was a student of mine at the University of St. Thomas. I remember his intellectual curiosity, kindness, and good humor. I am very sorry for your loss.

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    Jacqi Glenn says

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this time.

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    Christopher Craft says

    Andy was one of the most upbeat and friendly people I met in the Twin Cities climbing community. We quickly hit it off over our mutual love of the White Stripes and I was always happy to see him at the climbing gym and to joke around. He will be genuinely missed.

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    John Zettel says

    Jim and Anne,
    Just found out today you lost a son. I can not imagine the loss. Prayers for you both and your family.

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