Edna A. Koleno, 83
Edna A. Koleno, age 83, of New Hampton, IA passed away at MercyOne North Iowa in Mason City on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 with her family by her side.
Funeral services for Edna will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton.
Visitation will be from 11:00-1:00 PM on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Edna Ann was born January 14, 1937, the daughter of Victor and Anna (Peterson) Vorwald at home in Rural New Hampton. She attended the Little Brick School House.
After completing her education, Edna worked at home with her mother to help with her siblings. As a teenager, she worked at a bowling alley where she met her future husband, John Koleno. The couple was united in marriage on April 27, 1957 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton, where they made their home. Edna and John welcomed two children, Linda and Steven.
Throughout the years Edna worked at Ferkins Motel and later took care of numerous children in her home. They also enjoyed spending their summers camping. John passed away on January 8, 2000. Even after John’s death, Edna looked forward to every camping season. She remained in their home the remainder of her years.
Enda was known for her pies and baking. She spent many years bowling and was in several bowling leagues winning a number of awards.
Edna is survived by her daughter Linda (Leon) Zeien of North Washington; her son, Steven (Cindy) Koleno of Evansdale, IA; her grandchildren, Jeremiah, Elijah, Annah, Sandrah, Isaiah, and Troy, Andy, and John; her great-grandchildren, Kole, Dillon, Chase, Carter, and Azzariah; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; and several brothers and sisters.