Dennis L. (Stroker) Kolkman

  • Died: June 25, 2017
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Dennis L. "Stroker" Kolkman , 63, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his sister's home in Fort Wayne. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN, Dennis worked in the construction trades as a roofer for several years. He was a member of the Navy Club, Ship #245, and Moose, Lodge 1480, both of New Haven, IN. Dennis was a drag race enthusiast, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and loved spending time with his kids and family.
Surviving are his daughters, Angela Cobb of Fort Wayne, IN; Heather Harkuszewski of Berne, IN; Stephanie Kissell of Columbia City, IN; Autumn Rose Bowser of Garrett, IN; Mellaina Huffine of Hicksville, OH; 9 grandchildren 1 great-grandson, brother, James (Elaine) Kolkman of Monroeville, IN; sisters, Sharon K Quinn of Fort Wayne, IN; Karen (Bill) Freeland of Kendallville, IN; Iris (Ernest) Johnson of Starke, FL, several nieces and nephews. Also surviving, his dog and pride & joy Rosebud. Dennis was preceded in death by parents, William A. and Mary Jean Kolkman, brother-in-law, John Quinn, and beloved dog Tequila. Service is 1:30 pm, Friday, June 30, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Calling also Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 2 - 5 pm & 7 - 9 pm . Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery , Fort Wayne, Indiana. A special thanks to Matthew Moeller, Denise Moeller, Billy Moeller and Parkview Hospice for his wonderful care and family support. Memorials may be made to the To the family in care of, Sharon Quinn or Parkview Hospice. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mungovansimple.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

DENNY, ITS BEEN ALMOST 5 MONTHS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GONE. I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY. I KNOW YOUR NOT IN PAIN ANYMORE BUT I WISH YOU WERE STILL HERE YOU HAD SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR.I MISS NOT TALKING TO YOU AND SEEING YOU YOU WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND BUDDY REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER TILL WE MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY LOVE YOU YOUR SISTER

Posted by sharon quinn - fort wayne, IN - Sister   November 07, 2017

MY DEAR BROTHER DENNY, ITS BEEN 3 LONG MONTHS NOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GONE THERES NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DONT MISS YOU. I MISS NOT TALKING TO YOU ARE SEEING YOU OR JUST HEARING YOUR VOICE . MY HEART ACHES AS ITS NOT THE SAME I KNOW YOUR OK CAUSE YOUR WITH GOD AND HES TAKING CARE OF YOU BUT I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU MY BROTHER TILL WE MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY LOVE YOU BUNCHES

Posted by sharon quinn - fort wayne, IN - Sister   September 27, 2017

I MISS YA SO MUCH BRO ITS NOT THE SAME HERE WITHOUT YOU. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN TIMES. I MISS NOT TALKING TO YOU EVERYDAY .I MISS YOUR VOICE, I MISS YOU AT LEAST YOUR NOT IN PAIN ANYMORE. TILL WE MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY AND WE WILL. TAKE CARE OF JOHN, MOM AND DAD. LOVE YOU BUNCHES BRO

Posted by SHARON QUINN - FORT WAYNE, IN - Sister   July 22, 2017

Jim, Elaine & Family very sorry about Denny. Denny was good brother someone who could be counted on and we shared a lot of good times over the years. I kind of thought the fitting way for any of us to go was on a motorcycle. When I look around I can count on one hand everyone that is left. We will miss him.
It won't be long and we will be seeing each other again. SFFS Ricki, T

Posted by Ricki & T Hill - South, FL   July 02, 2017

My grandpa was an amazing man and so full of life! I'll never forget you and ill forever cherish our memories.

Posted by Jaime Bloom - Fort wayne, IN - Grandchild   June 30, 2017

Denny, I Thank your Brother Jim for Introducing you to God, reading the Bible and Baptizing you, Elaine for being there to Pray for you! This was a very Hard day to say Goodbye for now. you will always by in Josalyn's and my Heart. We will again be together in God's hands. Our prayers are with your family.

Posted by Julie Andrzejewski - fort wayne, IN - Friend   June 30, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kolkman family members and friends at the loss of Dennis.

Posted by ( Cousin ) Richard & Nancy Alford - Greenwood, IN   June 29, 2017

Wish i could turn back time and have one more day to tell u how much i loved u. U will be missed by me and ur grand children. See u again one day.

Posted by Heather Harkuszewski - IN - daughter   June 28, 2017

we are so sorry to hear of Denny's passing.He had a heart of gold and would do anything to help his family and friends.
Sharon we are always thinking of you and will always be in our heart..

Posted by Ron and Marina Miller - fort wayne, IN - Friend   June 27, 2017

Denny was one of a kind and fun to be around. I'm glad I had the chance to know him in our younger days. My condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Al & Deb Bowers - Monroeville, IN   June 27, 2017

so sorry to hear of your passing i miss you so very much already thank you for being my brother and friend

Posted by dave myers - ft wayne, IN   June 27, 2017

So sorry to hear about your pasiing Denny. You were like a dad to me. Rest in peace.

Posted by Anhie Moran - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   June 26, 2017

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Many good times n memories of r past, now I hear ur in Heaven resting in peace, I'll c u wen I get ther Brother!♡♡♡

Posted by kristy barrand - yoder, IN - Friend   June 26, 2017

Denny I will always cherish the fun times! Lynard Skynard with tom and dergan, going with me to Notre Dame games, you and tom playing football in the lot and knocking over a grill....Hot dogs were flying, you were not scared of anything except the coasters at Cedar point! Now that was fun. I atill talk to uou everyday in my heart. Love you den den

Posted by Julie Andrzejewski - Fort wayne, IN - Friend   June 26, 2017

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MY DEAR BROTHER, I MISS YOU SO MUCH ALREADY. YOU WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME LIKE I WAS FOR YOU. I MISS NOT TALKING TO YOU. BUT YOUR NOT GOING TO SUFFER NO MORE YOUR IN HEAVEN WITH DAD AND MOM AND JOHN NOW. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER TILL WE MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY. LOVE YOU BUNCHES

Posted by SHARON QUINN - FORT WAYNE, IN - Sister   June 26, 2017

You will be missed by many my dear friend. Love you Denny Kolkman
My thoughts and prayers are with you the family

Posted by Sue Brown - Fort wayne, IN - Friend   June 26, 2017

So sorry to hear of Denny's passing. He always had a smile on his face and a good heart. He will be missed.

Posted by Ken & Dolly Bargy - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   June 26, 2017


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