Rolland “Sam” Kolve, 16, of Great Falls, a junior at Great Falls High School, died of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma Monday, Sept. 26, at Peace Hospice.
Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. today at O’Connor Funeral Home, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. His funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Sam was born March 8, 1995, in Great Falls, where he lived his entire life. He attended Sunnyside Elementary, East Middle School and Great Falls High. He delivered the Consumers Press for eight years growing up. Sam was a member of Boy Scouts Troop 8, and served as an altar boy at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, going to the family cabin in Lincoln, riding his four-wheeler and snowmobiling. He was an avid Oakland Raiders fan. Sam enjoyed playing basketball and football. He treasured the time he got to spend with his family and friends.
Sam is survived by his parents, Glen and Marge Kolve of Great Falls; sisters Angie Kolve (Justin Wiltrout), Rochelle (Adam) Shadrick and Lisa (Cole) Henderson, all of Great Falls; brothers Wayne (Melissa) Kolve of Cheyenne, Wyo., Dan (Ashley) Kolve of Sunburst, Mont., and Neil Kolve (Robin Boyce) and Kevin Kolve of Great Falls; maternal grandmother Marge Mears of Great Falls; and paternal grandmother Donna Pechecek of Ellsworth, Wis. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as many more friends and family. Sam will be dearly missed but not forgotten. We will miss you forever.
Sam was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa, Samuel Mears; and paternal grandpa Rolland Kolve.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Sam Kolve Benefit at Mountain West Bank, 2828 10th Ave. S., in Great Falls.
Condolences may be posted online at www.oconnorfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.