Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Friday, Feb 09, 2018
- 8:30 p.m.
Home Moravian Church
529 Church Street S, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Salem Moravian Graveyard
Jul 18, 1923 - Feb 06, 2018
Margaret Leinbach Kolb passed away peacefully at home, supported by family on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. She was born on July 18, 1923 at 426 South Main Street in Winston-Salem, N.C. to Margaret Brickenstein and Clarence Theodore Leinbach. She was the second of four children: one older brother, Ted, and two younger ones, Laurence and William. Margaret completed high school at Salem Academy. In 1943, Margaret graduated from Salem College with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano, Cum Laude. She then completed her Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Columbia University.
On February 16, 1946 Margaret married Paul Harrison Kolb of Madison, Wisconsin in Home Moravian Church. Margaret is survived by her two children Eric Hillestad Kolb of Chapel Hill, Lucy Brickenstein Kolb of Pinnacle, and five grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides family, Margaret’s passions were Music, the Moravian Church and Nature. She was an avid organic gardener. She had a sixty-three year career as a piano accompanist, including many years with Winston Salem Symphony. Margaret also edited one edition the Moravian Hymnal and composed an original hymn. She was involved with the Piedmont Opera Company since its inception.
Visitation will be Friday, February 9, 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Salem Funeral Home, 120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC. A funeral service will be held at Home Moravian Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The Interment will be in Salem Moravian Graveyard in Old Salem. The family will receive friends in the Women’s Fellowship Hall after returning from the graveyard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moravian Music Foundation, 457 S Church St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, (336) 725-0651.
Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Leesa Lybrook Goodson
I was always very fond of your sweet Mother. I hate to miss celebrating her life and a chance to see you but will be unable to attend the services. My thoughts will be with you. It is never easy to lose your Mom even when it is time for her to go.
Rickey D Johnson
Winston-Salem has lost a great musician and a wonderful lady. She was a dear friend and will be greatly missed.
--Rickey D. Johnson
Very sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. I remember her being a very sweet lady forgiving our many mischievous escapades during high school. I hope that happy memories of many years together will help sustain your family and you in your grief. Hope to see you again perhaps at our next Class reunion. Steve
Eric and Lucy,
You do not know me but I knew your mother while attending Messiah Moravian and later at Home Moravian. She was always warm and friendly to me and my husband, Frank. We were sorry to learn she had passed away and had planned to attend the funeral today. I am sorry that we are not there today because Frank has the flu. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your families now.
The article in the paper today about Margaret is really nice. I am very happy that I had the chance to know your very talented mother. May she rest in peace.