Gloria O. Kolstad, 87, a former Erie area resident, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1924 at Alva, Okla., to Edward and Mable Sailors McCulloch. She grew up on a farm north of Erie and attended Oak Grove school and then moved to Tulsa to live with her aunt, Ruth Wells, where she attended high school. She attended Oklahoma A&M University in Stillwater for a year.
She and Vance Lucas were married at Manhattan, N.Y. They later divorced. She then married John Kolstad in 1956 at Oklahoma City. They later divorced.
She lived in Wichita and Houston before moving to St. Paul to reside at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her cousin, Don Sailors, and his wife, Shirley, of rural Erie.
Following cremation the family will conduct a private memorial service. Memorials are suggested to the Prairie Mission Retirement Village and these may be mailed to the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie 113 N. Main St., P.O. Box 182, Erie, KS 66733. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com