Esther Kolnes Kristoffersen 1927 - 2007 Ottawa
Ottawa - Funeral services for Esther Kolnes Kristoffersen, 80, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.Mrs. Kristoffersen died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at her home.She was born Feb. 22, 1927, the daughter of Marselius and Anna Jorina "Bo" Kolnes in Randaberg, Norway. She survived Nazi-occupied Norway and immigrated to the U.S. in 1952. She lived in Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis, Minn.; South Bend, Ind.; and Ottawa.Mrs. Kristoffersen worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Sidney Sands in Des Moines, Iowa, and Roswell Garst. She was also a homemaker.She married John Kristoffersen on Nov. 24, 1956, in Minneapolis, Minn. He died Oct. 7, 1985.Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Ann Parenti and husband Matthew, Ottawa; two sons, Rick Kristoffersen and wife Tammi, Leawood, and John Kevin Kristoffersen, Lawrence; two brothers, Eddie Colnes, Dows, Iowa, and Elmer Kolnes, Urbandale, Iowa; three sisters, Agnes Vik, Emma Lerang and Cudren Otterone, all of Randaberg, Norway; and five grandchildren, Kellen and Madison Kristoffersen, and Elias, Caleb and Jared Parenti.Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association or Project Warmth of Kansas City, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa 66067.