Ilene A. Kolstad
August 23rd, 2022

Ilene Adeline Kolstad, (“Sis” Socher) age 97. Longtime resident of Maple Plain and Lyndale, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. She was born on December 29th, 1924 to Sally Gallus and Gehrman Socher in Franklin Township, Minnesota.

Sis was a longtime waitress at the Minnetonka Mist and Surfside. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Ilene was a no nonsense, hardworking, strong woman. She was independent and possessed a sharp wit.
She was preceded in death by her parents Sally Gallus and Gehrman Socher; nine siblings: Ambrose Socher, Dorothy Czech, Lucille Kusha, Cecelia Florek, Leona Yantes, Aloys, Alex, Clarence, & Leo Socher. Survived by her children Sandy Ahlstrom, Bruce, Wes (Marlys Elsen), Tom, Penny & Cheryl Kolstad; Grandchildren Cari Ahlstrom (Paul Berg), Jamie Kolstad (Chris Laughlin), Raleigh & Michael Kolstad, Andy (Venera) Anderson & Travis (Nicte) Anderson, Amber Ganzel, Carson, Charlie & Paris Kolstad; Great grandchildren Ethan & Jenna Laughlin, Alian, Ximena, Sebastian & Nicholas Anderson, Adriana Anderson, Nohea & Ramona Ganzel, sister-in-law Merrilla Socher , many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 11AM on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, St. Peter’s campus, Delano, MN. Visitation took place from 9-10:45 at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano prior to leaving for mass. A luncheon follwed the Mass, held in Hanzel Hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church (401 N River St.) in Delano, Minnesota. Private family inurnment is at a later date.