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Edith Grace (Suitter) BOSTELMAN

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Edith Grace (Suitter) BOSTELMAN Obituary

BOSTELMAN, Edith Grace (Suitter)

Edith Grace (Suitter) Bostelman, 87, beloved wife of the late Robert Walter Bostelman, Sr. passed away peaceably on Friday (March 2, 2012) at The Lutheran Home West in Hickory, NC. She was born in Littleton, ME on May 14, 1924 daughter of the late parents Albert & Olive (McCordic) Suitter. Moving to Hartford, CT she was employed at The Colts Firearms Factory where she met her husband. They resided may years in East Hartford, CT before their last move to Lincolton, NC after her husband retired. They were both members of The Lutheran Church of St. Marks in Glastonbury, CT and then members of Christ Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC. She is survived by her three sons, Robert W. Bostelman, Jr, & wife Suzanne of East Haddam, CT, & their daughter Deborah Stockburger & her husband Paul & their daughter Bethany of AK, Karl Bostelman & his wife Bonnie of MI, and Eric Bostelman, & his wife Nancy and their son Alex of Huntington Beach, CA. Also her sisters Leta Noble & her husband Arvard of Canterbury, CT, Pearl McQuarrie & her husband Daniel of Londonderry, VT, and Albert Suitter, Jr. of Dexter, ME along with her brother-in-law William Bostelman of Bowie, MD & many nieces, nephews . Those who preceded her in death were her grandson Robert W. Bostelman III; & siblings Alta, Clarence, Vernon, Basil Suitter of ME & Evelyn (Suitter) Taylor of CT. Her favorite hobbies were sewing, arts & crafts, playing UNO with the Seniors, & traveling with her husband in their motor home before he passed away. At St. Marks she served on the Altar Guild & sewed by hand, many of the pastors robes and linens.
There will be a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to either The Lutheran Church of St. Marks, 75 Griswold St, Glastonbury, CT 06033 or Christ Lutheran Church, 324 2nd Ave. SE,. Hickory, NC 28602. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com. Bass-Smith Granite of Granite Falls, NC is serving the family of Edith Grace (Suitter) Bostelman.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 18, 2012
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