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Andrew Kolemba

September 2, 1953 ~ August 19, 2020 (age 66)

Obituary

Andrew Kolemba, 66, of Salado, TX, passed away on August 19th, 2020, while surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Service shall take place at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 8220 Woodway Drive, Waco, TX. Services will begin at 9 AM with the Recitation of the Rosary, Visitation at 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, and Funeral Service at 10:30 AM with Father Boni Onjefu officiating. Precession to Oakwood Cemetery with a graveside service to follow.  Due to current local guidelines, we will require face coverings, temperature checks, and registration to attend visitations and services at this time.  You may register at https://www.gracegardensfh.com/register-.  We encourage you to sign the online register book, or leave a message on the tribute wall.  If you are unable to attend the service, we will live stream on Grace Gardens Facebook page, and later add it to the obituary page on our website.

Andrew was born on September 2nd, 1953 in Mielec, Poland. Andrew would go on to immigrate to the United States where he met the love of his life, Regina Kolemba. After earning his citizenship, Andrew and Regina were married. The loving couple would have two children, daughter Katherine Allen and son Andrew Kolemba. Above all else, Andrew was a deeply devoted loving husband, and he was immensely proud of his two children. Everything he did, all of his hard work, was for them. He was so proud to see his daughter become a Doctor and son become a NASA engineer. Andrew was fortunate to also see his children marry and expressed how blessed he was to know they married well.

Andrew was employed by General Motors for over 30 years as a Tool and Die Maker where he practiced his exceptional skill of fixing any and all machinery. He loved to work with his hands and had an unmatched talent for solving problems.

In his personal time, Andrew loved most to spend it with his family. He enjoyed fishing, grilling, wood and metal working, or simply playing with the family dogs. He had the ability to make anyone laugh and a sense of humor that lit up the room. His family and friends love him so much and will miss him more than they will ever be able to express. It will be very hard without him and his love, witty humor, silly sayings, and kindness.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Regina Kolemba, his daughter and son-in-law, Katherine Allen and Bo Allen, and his son and daughter-in-law, Andrew Kolemba and Kimberly Kolemba.

Pallbearers will be son Andrew Kolemba, son-in-law Bo Allen, son’s father-in-law Carl Hope, daughter’s father-in-law Bo E Allen, close friend Tadek Zamulinski, and best friend of son Joseph Warner.

Honorary pallbearers will be close friend of son Steve Ktaili.

To send flowers to Andrew's family, please visit our floral store.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Tuesday
August 25, 2020

9:00 AM
Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel
8220 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX 76712

Visitation
Tuesday
August 25, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel
8220 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX 76712

Funeral Service
Tuesday
August 25, 2020

10:30 AM
Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel
8220 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX 76712

Interment
Tuesday
August 25, 2020

12:00 PM
Oakwood Cemetery, Waco

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