Della Alm died April 25, 2017. She was born Della Mae Lund on April 11, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Arthur and Olga Lund. One of seven siblings, Della graduated high school in Minneapolis and briefly attended the University of Minnesota. At age 20, she married Howard Alm on June 19, 1948.

Survived by her husband, Howard, and five children Tom (Glenna), Kathy (Gene), Debi (Dick), Patti (Eric), and John; grandchildren Stacie (Eric), Jason (Raina), Brian (Emma), and Sara (Scott); great-grandchildren Ben, Brady, Boston, and Reed; sister Dorothy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Della had an active life raising five children and working at Sears. But she still found time for bridge, baking Norwegian krumkake cookies, collecting dolls, traveling, cheering on KU basketball, and playing epic games of Spoons with her family (which she often won). She was also very involved in her church. Della will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Overland Park Lutheran Church (7810 W. 79th Street). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Overland Park Lutheran Church or Pets Unleashed. ARR: Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204., www.overlandparkchapel.com