Edward D. Kolar, age 74, a longtime resident of Land O’ Lakes, Wis., and formerly of Crown Point, Ind., and Groton, Conn., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at his home.

Edward was born on Feb. 26, 1944, in Gary, Ind., to Edward and Evelyn (Wesley) Kolar. 

He worked at the Ford Motor Co. in Hedrich, Ill., at the Ski Loft as a Service Department manager in Groton, and as a self-employed computer consultant in Connecticut.

Edward enjoyed collecting old cars, Model Ts in particular, and boating. He had an analytical mind and was always fixing things.

He was a staunch member of the Rotary International Club. He was also a member of the VFW Post 8400 in Land O’ Lakes, the American Legion, and the International Order of Odd Fellows.

Edward served in the U.S. Navy for seven years in submarines. 

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jeanne K. Kolar of Land O’Lakes; son, Michael (Lori) Kolar of Old Lyme, Conn.; and granddaughters, Kaetlin Kolar and Alexis Kolar. 

A memorial service for Edward will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River, Wis. Online condolences may be expressed at gaffney-busha.com.