Charles Clarence COLLING

Charles Clarence COLLING,1, 2, 3, 4 son of Oliver Henry COLLING and Mabel Ella Withheld, was born on 9 Nov 1916 in Otis, Washington, Colorado, USA, (on a farm) 3, 5, 6 died on 4 Nov 1994 in Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, USA (Memorial Health Center) 2, 3 at age 77, and was buried on 8 Nov 1994 in Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, USA (Greenwood Cemetery). 2, 3
• He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. 3
• He was educated at Wilsonville, Neb. High School in 1935. 8
• He served in the military U.S. (Army) Air Corps during and after WW II,
.....discharge in 1945, repaired airplanes in 1945. 8
• He worked as a Maytag District store & Chuck's Appliance Services. 8

Dec 1963 Floyd Alfred Colling Obituary: of Sidney

1990 The Nebraska, Wyoming & Utah brothers and sisters of Ollie Colling family had a reunion at the Hemet, California home of Darl and Adele Colling in Oct 1990, Charles & Lula came from Sidney, Nebraska 7

November 9, 1916--Otis, Colorado

November 4, 1994--Sidney, Nebraska

Tuesday, November 8, 1994--1O:30 A.M.
First United Methodist Church
Sidney, Nebraska

The Rev. Marvin Neubauer
The Rev. Cheryl Breiner

Carolyn Hays--Organist
"How Great Thou Art"
by the Congregation
"Amazing Grace"
(Organ Solo)

Ken Lien ..........Verne Sharman
Vic Nelson ..........Chet Hickman

Dennis Skinner ....................Ron Hiett
Clarence COLLING
Dalan Hiett ........................Dennis Katus
D.J. (Sandy) Colling .....Russell Colling

Greenwood Cemetery
Sidney, Nebraska


Charles C. Colling
.....Charles C. Colling, 77, Sidney, died Friday, Nov. 4, at Memorial Health Center.
.....The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Neubauer and the Rev. Cheryl Breiner officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
.....Friends may call at the Holechek Funeral Home until 8 this evening.
.....Memorials have been established to the First United Methodist Church.
.....Charles Clarence Colling, son of Oliver Henry and Mabel Withheld Colling, was born Nov. 8, 1916, at Otis, Colo. He graduated from Wilsonville, Neb., High School in 1935. In 1941 he entered the U.S. Air Corps where he served before and during World War II, receiving his discharge in 1945.
.....He married Lula G. Withheld at Wilsonville on Oct. 21, 1945. They lived in Cheyenne, Wyo., a short while before moving to Sidney in 1948. Here, he owned and operated the Maytag District store for several years, then operated Chuck's Appliance Service until his retirement.
.....He was a 65-year member of the Methodist Church and a member of VFW Post No. 610.
.....He is survived by his wife, Lula Colling, of Sidney; a son, Withheld of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; two daughters and their husbands, Withheld of Kimball and Withheld of Hastings; two brothers Clifford Colling of Lincoln, and Withheld Colling of Hemet, Calif.; two sisters: Withheld of Cheyenne: and Withheld of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
.....He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Floyd and a sister, Lucille.
.....The Holechek Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Uncle Charles and Aunt Lula were high school sweethearts, both members of the 8-High Card Club. After graduation in 1935 he worked for his father wherever needed. I remember him in the filling station and Chevy agency a block west of the IGA store. He literally "pumped gas" up out of the underground tank by pulling the long handle back and forth. The gas would fill the big glass pump-tank where you could let it out through the hose into your car. Then he'd work in the "Petrick Mfg. Co." on main street, a sheet metal shop bought by his dad. He constructed livestock waterers out of sheet metal for sale to farmers. He was so patient with me, a little 5 year old farm kid who loved to cut airplanes out of tin scraps with tin snips.
.....In 1939 he got a job at a Monument Co. in Cheyenne where Uncle Darl worked, but after just one month he came down with typhoid fever and had to come home to Wilsonville after being in the hospital. His diverticulitis later in life confined him to the hospital for months.
.....In the Army Air Corps had used his metalwork skills repairing planes. After the war he and Aunt Lula were married and he worked in Cheyenne at Ranchers' Gas and Supply. You couldn't buy new washers yet but you could buy all the parts you wanted. So his company had Uncle Charles and others put new machines together from new parts. Hedy was born in Cheyenne, while Charla and Vance were born after moving to Sidney. Aunt Lula was his "silent partner" at the Maytag store in Sidney, polishing up new Maytags in the show room and tying big red ribbons around washers to sell at Christmas time.
.....I'm sorry I couldn't come to his services due to 2 partners being on vacation. I'm glad Sandy, Russell and Cheryl could participate. We'll all miss Uncle Charles until we meet again through "Amazing Grace." By Jerry Dee Colling 3, 7

Charles married Lula Gene Withheld1, 4, 8 on 21 Oct 1945 in Wilsonville, Furnas, Nebraska, USA. 8
• Alt. Marriage: 11 Oct 1945, Wilsonville, Furnas, Nebraska, USA. 9

May 1985 They signed the register for the Colling Family Reunion on Saturday May 25 at the Chief Motel - from Sidney, NE 3

Nov 1994 Charles C. Colling's Obituary: survived by his wife of Sidney, Nebraska

Children from this marriage were:
1. M Living

2. F Living
2.1 M Living
2.2 F Living

3. F Living
Living married Living
3.1 F Living

Source Citations
1. Colling Family Tree - Jerry's D. Colling, (corrected 24 Dec 1983), Rec. Date: 24 Dec 1983.
2. Obituary (Part of Evelyn's collection for the Colling family).
3. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn, Rec. Date: 4 May 2002.
4. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), first only - Volume 1, pg. 3.
5. Obituary (Part of Evelyn's collection for the Colling family), 8 was crossed out and 9 added by hand.
6. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), Volume 1, pg. 3.
7. Letter - Christmas 1990, Jerry Dee Colling.
8. Obituary (Part of Evelyn's collection for the Colling family), Charles C. Colling
9. E-mail Message, Richard D. McClung Jr.