Bismarck, ND-Funeral service for Ella Kost, 94, of Bismarck and formerly of Ashley ND will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Ashley Baptist Church. Chaplain Merle Hoots will officiate.
Burial will be in Ashley City Cemetery.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ella passed away on November 7, 2019.
Ella was born August 6, 1925 on a farm southeast of Venturia, ND as the third of four daughters of Christ C. Delzer and Pauline Haas Delzer. At age 3 her mother died, and her father later remarried. Three additional children were born into the family.
Ella attended school both in Venturia and an area country school, graduating from 8th grade. She then went to work on the family farm doing daily chores and fieldwork. At age 21 she married Edwin Kost and began life as a farmwife on a farm 5 miles north of Ashley. It was a hard life, but she loved it almost as much as her husband and four sons. In 1978 Edwin and Ella built a new home and lived in Ashley. It gave her the opportunity to cook for the Ashley Hospital for many years. Edwin died April 13, 1991.
She always loved being outside and tending a large garden, growing enough cabbage to supply the entire town for the year. Family looked forward to her dumplings, knoepfla soup and chocolate goodies of every kind. Ella was a member of Ashley Baptist Church.
One April 17, 2017 due to an illness Ella moved into the Baptist Health Care Center in Bismarck and resided there until the time of her death. Ella’s love of her Lord and family was endless and in her quiet way she never wavered from that nor wanted anything more.
Ella is survived by her four sons: Delbert (Sheri) Bismarck, Gerald (Sharon) Sioux Falls, Terry (Sue) Harvey, and Curtis (Friend, Jill) Valley City, her five grandchildren: Jason (Tammy), Derek (Shawna), Corey (Katie), and Kaitlyn Kost & Melissa (Drew) Nielsen and six great grandchildren. Surviving siblings include two sisters: Darlene Wolf-Wishek, and Maggie Kost-Aberdeen and one brother Allen Delzer-Aberdeen.
Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, and three sisters: Lenora Delzer, Edna Spiry and Esther Schnabel.
Memories and condolences can be shared online by visiting the Carlsen Funeral Home Guestbook. The family will be forever grateful to the staff at Bismarck Baptist Health Care Center for their love and care for Ella. For anyone reading this if you have not done so, we prayerfully and lovingly ask you to invite Jesus into your life.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.