Mom and Dad got a rep as the most romantic couple in our area. Out twisty mountain road has a straightaway that starts right by their driveway, and they would walk the quarter mile for their exercise, holding hands. Locals would stop and talk when they were out.
A photographer chanced on them one day, and took some pictures; we now have copies, and a warm memory of their love.
It is with sadness, relief and joy that we announce: Joan Kolseth has passed from this earth to her Heavenly home around 9:30 am this morning. She is now at peace with her Savior and her soul mate.
Joan F. Kolseth, 85, of Todd, NC, entered into the Lord's rest on August 14, 2017. She was in hospice care at Ellen Memorial Healthcare Center, and had been living with her daughter, Julie Eschler and her husband, Edward, in Honesdale, PA, prior to entering Ellen Memorial.
Joan was a loving wife and mother, a faithful servant of Christ and example to her children in her devotion to her husband and zeal for God's word.
She was preceded by her husband, Richard S Kolseth in 2015. She is survived by her three children, Richard Kolseth and wife Katrina of Todd, NC; Julie Eschler and husband Ed of Honesdale, PA; and Sharon Robinson and husband Tim of Manlius, NY; 16 living grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She is remembered by numerous dear friends and a legacy of people she touched with her testimony.
A graveside memorial service will be held September 8, 2017 at 2pm in Memory Gardens, for family and friends. The address is 983 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12205.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Thru the Bible, P.O. Box 7100, Pasadena, CA 91109, The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc., PO Box 908, Bellmawr, NJ 08099, or Institute for Creation Research, P. O. Box 59029, Dallas, TX 75229
My father left this life early on a Saturday morning for his new home in Heaven. I want to thank everyone for their support and prayers for Joan and the family.
Born Sverre Richard Kolseth, October 9, 1929, Richard went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, April 25, 2015.
A memorial celebration was held Thursday, April 30, at 4pm for local family and friends at Beaver Creek Christian Church in West Jefferson, NC.
A graveside service will be held at Memory Gardens in Albany, NY, May 30 at noon for family and friends.
The address is 983 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12205; a google maps link is below.
In leu of flowers, gifts may be sent to Thru the Bible Radio Network, PO Box 7100, Pasadena CA 91109. Website: ttb.org