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Sharon Kostka

Sharon Kostka

April 17, 1934-Aug. 27, 2013

Sharon Jacquelyn Kostka, 79, of Frazee, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at the Frazee Care Center, following a battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. Interment will be made at Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee. Lunch will be hosted at the church following the service for all to attend.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, with a prayer service, and continue until 7 p.m. at Furey Funeral Home, Frazee. Visitation will also be held one hour pri-or to services at the church on Saturday.

Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit

Sharon was born to Mearl and Helga (Lundbom) Scott on April 17, 1934, at home in East Lake Lillian Township, Kandiyohi County. She attended schools in the Willmar area.

Sharon was united in marriage to Tom Kostka and together they had two sons, Marshall and Reed. They were engaged in general farming for a short time prior to moving to Frazee in 1965.

Sharon's interests included raising Chihuahuas for a short period of time, and then working in the hardware business in Perham. After she retired from the hardware business she started raising rabbits. For over 30 years she helped support 4-H and the Rabbit Project. She was known as "The Rabbit Lady."

Sharon was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 7702, where she served as past vice president and president. She also enjoyed doing crafts of many kinds.

Survivors include her sons, Marshall (Jeanie) and Reed (Lois) Kostka, of Frazee; six grandchildren, Crystal (Tyler) Paul, Cassie (Jon Smith), Tessa (Josh) Clemetson, Jackie (Loren), Lacey (Joe Rosenberg) and Cody (Cheyenne Campbell); five great grandchildren, Jenna, McKinley, Mason, Madison, and Jaxon; sister, Phyllis Wickland of Thief River Falls; and brother, Billie Scott of Lake Lillian; along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; hus-band; brothers, Cameron (infant) and Wayne; and sisters, Delores, Mavis, Betty Lou and Muriel (infant).