Dorothy L. Cookie Olston, 71, of Chapman died Tuesday February 20, 2018 at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday February 24, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Central Nebraska Humane Society.
Dorothy was born on July 13, 1946, the daughter of Herman John Carl and Christina Dorothy (Knoepful) Kruse in Grand Island at the old Lutheran hospital. She grew up and received her education, briefly attending Concordia Lutheran High School and graduating from Worms Grade School in 1960. On February 2, 1961 she was united in marriage to Melvin E. Olston at Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood, Iowa. The couple lived in many places in their early married life including: Seward, York, McCook, and Beaver Crossing. In 1965, they returned to the family farm near Worms, purchasing some land from Herman and Christina and built a home, that was their pride and joy. A special love of gardening and growing things filled the years they spent at the farm. Known to all as Cookie, she was a cosmetologist for over 40 years, first at Broadwell Beauty Shop and later owning her own shop, Ultra Look Salon on Eddy Street.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter and fianc, Tammy Scheer and Kal Inman of Grand Island; grandchildren: Jasper (Dani) Scheer of Chapman, Rochelle Scheer of Grand Island, Jesse (Jade) Scheer of Norfolk, Chelsea Scheer (fianc Brock Chase) of Central City; great-grandchildren, Chloe, William, Titus, Scarlet, Audryana and Aylah Scheer and Lennon Chase; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Gary Bixemann, Cheryl and Ronald Ludwig; sister, Rose Rose; brother and sister-in-law, David and Betty Kruse.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Melvin.