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Brenda Ilene Kraatz Te Kolste

Posted on 3/7/2017 by

Brenda Ilene Kraatz Te Kolste, of Lincoln. passed on March 7, 2017 at the age of 78.

Born in Lincoln on October 18, 1938 to Ted and Ruth Kraatz  She is survived by her husband, Willard, daughter Chris & husband, Frank Santa Maria, and son Brian & wife, Beth. Additionally, her four precious grandchildren, Tressa, Kinslie, Jerin and Reagan.  She is additionally survived by her three younger siblings, their spouses and children, Sheryl & Ronald Ruff, Randy & Diane Kraatz and Wendy & Jimmie Callicoat. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Ted and Ruth Kraatz and her brother Victor & wife Linda Kraatz.

Brenda Te Kolste will be remembered by friends and family as a loving wife, a caring mother, a matriarch of a sister, a devoted grandmother and a steadfast friend.  The service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday (3-10-17) Living Life Reformed Church in Firth, NE.