Donna M. Kolste, 77, Hays, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Hays.

She was born Nov. 7, 1941, in rural Graham County to Henry and Mable (Rolland) Kolste. She was a graduate of Palco High School.

She worked in banking.

She was an avid sportsman enjoying boating, water skiing, and bowling.

She was a member of Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Hays Eagle’s Auxiliary since 1986.

Survivors include a sister, Edna Frenzl, Hays; a brother-in-law, Willard Paul, Wisconsin; two nephews, Mike Frenzl, Hays, and Ron Frenzl, Olathe; two nieces, Sue Miller, Hays, and Betty Hrabe, Stockton; other nieces and nephews; a special friend, Pat Wooldridge, Hays, and many other close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald Kolste; an infant brother, Robert Kolste; and three sisters, Leona Keller, Betty Lang and Eva Paul; and a special friend, Carol Weber.

A celebration gathering will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hays VFW; private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Hays VFW in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

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