Martha A. Colstrom, 98, Osage City: Nov. 16, 1918 – Aug. 19, 2017

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Martha A. (Didier) Colstrom, 98, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Peterson Health Care, Osage City, Kan. She was born on Nov. 16, 1918, in Osage City, the daughter of Fernan and Emma Rouviere Didier.

On June 27, 1936, Martha was united in marriage to Clarence C. Colstrom, who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1985.

Martha was a life-long resident of the Osage City community. She was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was involved in many church activities. Her speciality for the Women’s Fall Bazaar was making Swedish rye bread, one year making 98 loaves, all of which were sold. Martha was also involved in community activities, volunteering at Peterson Health Care where she received a 10-year volunteer award, ECAT, Meals on Wheels, and making quilts at the Osage County Senior Center.

Martha is survived by her children, Barbara (Frank, deceased) Prost, Carbondale, Gary (Martha) Colstrom, Macon, Ill., and Donna (Charlie) Martin, Larry (Jeannine) Colstrom, and Debra (Mike) Bean, all of Osage City; and 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Martha was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, and three granddaughters, Gail Prost, Babette Colstrom, and Kristin Martin.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Grace Lutheran Church,  Osage City. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Rapp Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Grace Lutheran Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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