Sharon “Kay” Kostman
Sharon “Kay” Kostman, age 75, of Wood River, died, Monday, November 26, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society, Wood River. Memorial services were held Friday, November 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wood River with the Reverend Brad Jepsen officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Wood River Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Sharon “Kay” Kostman was born August 4, 1943, in Grand Island, the daughter of John F. and Wilda R. (Kelly) Dobberstein. She grew up in the Wood River area, graduating from Wood River High School with the class of 1960. She graduated from Grand Island Beauty School and later owned and operated Kay’s Beauty Shop in Wood River and Shelton for 22 years. She was united in marriage to Glenn A. Kostman, the couple made their home on a farm north of Gibbon for 15 years. Kay enjoyed reading, painting pictures, singing, horses, and volunteering. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Vierk and fiancé Mark Miigerl, of Litchfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven G. and Melinda Kostman, of Wood River, and John M. and Cherryl Kostman, of Littleton, Colorado; six grandchildren, Elise and Gio Granda and their son Gianna, Amber and Daniel Koch and their son Abram, Cecily Johnson, Jarrett Johnson, Jordyn and William Morris, and Kyle Deichen; and two sisters, Joyce Packer, of Wood River, and Connie J. Davenport, of Casa Grande, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents.