Mary Louise Kolander

Mary Louise Kolander ("Red"), 71, of Midland, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012. No services are scheduled at this time. Mary was born on May 3, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Omer and Lucille Weidman. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She volunteered in the community through churches, Keep Midland Beautiful, and especially the schools her grandsons attended. Although retired, she worked most of her years in Country Clubs in North Carolina, Illinois, and Texas. She finished out her working years in retail at Dillards, Talbots, and The Ivy Cottage in Midland. Mary was proceeded in death by her Parents, her brother Jimmy Weidman, and her sister Barbara Schaenzer. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Johnson of Midland; her son, Michael S. Kolander of Palatine, Illinois; her brother, William (Billy) Weidman of Van Nuys, California; and her two grandsons, Tyler and Trey Johnson of Midland. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to your local Hospice organization. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com


Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Nov. 28, 2012