July 1923 – November 2011
Marie was born in 1923 to Paul and Lena Charest in Concordia, Kansas. She met her husband of 50 years, Bernard and they moved to California in 1947. She was a proud mother of ten children. Marie was a member of Young Ladies Institute (YLI) and St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Ceres.
Marie is survived by her children Joe Kollmeyer of Oakdale, Jean Boicelli of Turlock, Bruce Kollmeyer of Tracy, Kevin Kollmeyer of Turlock, Charlie Kollmeyer of Seattle, WA, Mark Kollmeyer of Modesto, Lucia Cretti of Montrose, CO, Mary Jennings of Visalia and Cathy Petersen of Niles, CA; siblings Ermine Breen of Delphas, Kansas and Melvin Cherest of Hereford, Texas; 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Bernard Kollmeyer; son Kenneth Kollmeyer and her parents.
Funeral service will be at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Modesto. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Community Hospice 2201 Euclid Ave Hughson, CA 95326.