Albert M. Koller – age 93 of Waupaca, WI, formerly of Appleton and Saxeville, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Park Vista in Waupaca.
He was born on May 28, 1921 in Black Creek, WI, the son of Joseph and Mary (Pimiskern) Koller. He married Virginia Gorrow in June of 1943 in Appleton, WI and she preceded him in death on October 24, 1997. Albert is survived by: two daughters, Katherine (Leonard) Brasch of Waupaca, and Elizabeth McMahon of Des Plaines, Il; two sons, Timothy (Carla) Koller of Winneconne, and Thomas (Debra) Koller of Milwaukee; grandchildren: Kimberly (John) Long, Christopher (Kimberly) Brasch, Kevin Brasch, Christopher McMahon, John McMahon, Natalie Koller, Heidi Koller, Sarvary Koller, and Sasha Koller, and great-grandchildren: Nick, Tanner, Tyler, Cody, Katie, and Reagan. He is also survived by two sisters, Janet Nelson of Orlando, FL, and Sister Francesca Koller of Madison; a brother, Emil (Delores) Koller of Florida, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; his parents, and seven siblings. Albert had served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a tool and dye specialist in the paper conversion industry, and as a co-founder of Circle Machine Company he was involved in the development of the disposable diaper and other disposable medical paper products. He had been a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Ducks Unlimited, and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca. Albert had many interests including fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, making or fixing anything, and he especially enjoyed the times he could spend with family and friends.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca, WI with Father Amalraj Roche, Celebrant. A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Appleton, WI. In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the Salvation Army in memory of Albert M. Koller. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI is assisting the family with arrangements. Al was always someone that could make you smile. He was always working hard and living life!!