Ione Audrey Sostak, 76, of Laurie, Mo., passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Laurie Care Center.
She was born March 2, 1937, in Sandstone, Minn., a daughter of the late Hubert and Florence Anderson Christopherson. On June 2, 1956, in Askov, Minn., she was united in marriage to Gerald R. “Jerry” Sostak, who preceded her in death on June 5, 2013.
Ione retired from Kmart as an office manager and bookkeeper after many years of employment.
She was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie where she served as past president of the Lady Elks.
She is survived by her sons, Bruce Sostak of Plano, Texas, Dennis (Tami) Sostak of Askov, Minn., and Tim (Julie) Sostak of St. Charles, Mo.; daughters, Emmy (Barry) Hopkins of Solon, and Mary Jones of Harriman, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Arnold (Carol) Christopherson of Cambridge, Minn., and Floyd (Naomi) Christopherson of Pine City, Minn.; sister-in-law, Rosemary Christopherson of Minneapolis, Minn.; and many other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Ione’s life was held on June 29 at the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com .