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Erma Kostenbader


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Erma Kostenbader Obituary
ERMA COLLEEN KOSTENBADER, 76 FREEPORT - Erma Colleen Kostenbader, 76, of Freeport, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at The Grove of La Grange Park in La Grange Park. Born August 21, 1937, in Seward, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Lawrence A. and Pauline J. (Gruber) Sears. She married Robert Dale Kostenbader Sr. May 29, 1981, and he preceded her in death. Erma was a Registered Nurse, retiring from Freeport Manor Nursing Home. Surviving are her daughters, Patti M. (Steven) Johansen of Lisle and Peggy C. (Andy) Mellentine of Pearl City; her son, Michael W. (Angelia) Conroy of Freeport; five stepchildren; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Hamilton of Chico, CA; her first husband, Wayne Conroy of Freeport; two nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 1 sister, Charlotte Baade; and her great-aunt, Charlotte Gruber who raised her as a child. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Walker Mortuary. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Friday until time of service at Walker Mortuary. A memorial has been established. Please view the family guestbook and sign the condolence page at www.walkermortuary.com.
Published in The Journal-Standard from May 15 to May 16, 2014
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