In Memory

Tandy Kolb (Paper Mill Foreman) - Class of 1970

Tandy Kolb   


Tandy Alton Kolb passed from this life at McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel, Oklahoma, July 6, 2020 at the age of 89. Tandy was born October 8, 1930 in Holly Ridge, Louisiana, the son of Tandy Otis and Alma (West) Kolb.

Tandy was an outdoors person. He enjoyed gardening and hunting deer, elk and antelope. He loved his family and spending time with them. Tandy worked at the mill as a paper mill foreman and left the mill in the 1970’s.  He owned and operated Tandy’s Reno Inn in East Missoula, Montana for forty-eight years.

Tandy leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Joy (Webb) Kolb of the home; children, Tanya Halland, Shane Alton Kolb and Kezia, all of Missoula, MT; grandchildren, Jennifer and Andrea Halland, Samantha, Stephanie, Alexander and Zackery Kolb; one great-grandson, Wyatt Kolb; also, several, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held, at a later date.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.


The Missoulian, September 15, 1972

  Post Comment

07/08/20 10:25 AM #1    

Kenneth Berry (Papermaker) (1970)

Sad to learn of Tandy's passing. My seven years in the paper mill remain etched in my brain. Though I soon came to love everyone on the paper machines, Tandy was certainly the most welcoming and helpful in my transition from college nerd to budding paper maker!  I'll always remember him fondly as a gifted leader and great foreman with an exceptional 'C' crew during my first months in a challenging environment!

  Post Comment