Henry James Kollock, 79, rural Bancroft, a former Bancroft campground owner, died at his residence Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in the town of Buena Vista, with the Rev. Jim Trempe officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Pine Cemetery in the town of Almond.
Visitation will be at the Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home in Plainfield from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday.
A memorial has been established at Bancroft State Bank, PO Box 168, Bancroft, Wis. For more information regarding the memorial, call 715-335-4545.
Condolences may be offered online at www.plainfieldfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Kollock was born March 30, 1934, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Henry and Luella (Whitman) Kollock. He grew up and lived on the family farm in Bancroft. He attended and graduated from Tri-County public schools.
After graduation he served an apprenticeship and became a journeyman millwright for Consolidated Papers. He left the mill to farm in the town of Almond.
He was married to Judith Ann Diver on Sept. 19, 1959, at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids.
In the early 1970s he fulfilled a vision of building a campground in Bancroft, and he and his wife ran Vista Royalle Campground for more than 30 years. It is still operated by family today.
He was active in the community, serving as a Portage County jury commissioner, a member of the Portage County Board of Adjustment, the Bancroft Lions Club, WACO Board president and as a member of the Tri-County School Board for 15 years, serving as president for 12 of those years.
He was a lifelong member of St. Martin Catholic Church and later, St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bancroft; four sons, Kevin (JoNe’), Minneapolis, Minn., Chris (Jill) and Scott (Diane), both of Bancroft, and Jim (Renee), Wisconsin Rapids; one daughter, Kim (Matt) Weiss, Bancroft; two sisters, Alice (Gene) Polly and Patricia Trieble; two brothers, William (Carol) and Robert (Patricia); and 11 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen.