Frieda Costello Rydstrom

Friday, March 23, 2012

Frieda "Fritz" Costello Rydstrom, age 97, of Ponca City, Okla. and formerly of Storm Lake, died March 14, 2012 in Oklahoma.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 20, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Schleswig Cemetery in Schleswig. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Frieda Ann Boger was born March 19, 1914 in Denison, the daughter of Herman and Louise (Wulf) Boger.

Growing up, she attended school in Denison where she graduated from Denison High School.

In 1942, Frieda was united in marriage to John L. Costello. He passed away in 1971. Together they were blessed with three children: Robert L., Charles J. and Peg. She later married Lester Rydstrom.

Frieda was currently a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed ceramics and also playing cards. Frieda treasured her family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Robert L. (Elaine) Costello of Ponca City, Okla.; Peg (Kent) Baldwin of Mitchellville, S.D.; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Costello; extended family and many friends.

Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Louise Boger; husbands, John L. Costello and Lester Rydstrom; and son, Charles J. Costello.