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Linda Louise Koland

Died: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Age: 66
Linda Louise Koland, a resident of Chapman, passed away on Aug. 31, 2013 at Stormont-Veil Hospital in Topeka, at the age of 66.

Linda was born June 3, 1947, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to LaVern “Sarge” and Marjorie “Marge” Louise White Belzer.

She attended various grade schools, and graduated from Abilene High School in Abilene, with the Class of 1965. She was married to John Lance Koland in December of 1966. They owned and operated Koland’s Cafe in Chapman for many years. They moved to Chapman in 1970, and they later divorced. She worked at Fort Riley, from Feb. 8, 1977, until she retired on Feb. 28, 2007 as a Divisional Chief. After her retirement, she took great joy in watching her grandchildren participate in sporting events and spending time with them. She continued to live in Chapman the rest of her life. She was a member of NARFE.

She is survived by her children: Todd Koland and his wife Natalie Morgan of Salina, and Michele Sutter and her husband Andrew of Enterprise; four grandchildren: Lilly and Luke Koland, and Rachel and Nathan Sutter.

She is also survived by three sisters: Wanda Martin of Iowa City, Iowa, LaVonda Hurlbut of Pine Bluff, Ariz., and Amy Belzer of Edmond, Okla.; one brother Duane Belzer of Abilene. She was preceded in death by her parents Sarge and Marge.

Funeral services will be held at the Chapman United Methodist Church in Chapman, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Brandon Roth will officiate.

Burial will be at the Indian Hill Cemetery in Chapman. The family will receive friends at the Londeen Funeral Chapel Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The Londeen Funeral Chapel will be open for visitation beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Memorials may be given to the Chapman High School Athletics Fund. Memorials may be sent to the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.

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