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Rest In Peace

18 Jul Rest In Peace


Ruth Koslan, one of the founding members of Hope and still faithful to the end of her earthly days, fell asleep in Jesus on July 9. Her funeral was at Hope on July 13. She was a caring and devoted servant of the Lord. Here is her obituary:

Ruth Erma (Bethke) Koslan, 91, of Austin, Texas, passed away July 9, 2017.  She was born in Walburg, Texas to Anton Bethke and Minnie Urban on January 16, 1926. Ruth was baptized into Christ at Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg, Texas, on January 31, 1926. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Immanuel Lutheran in Giddings on April 2, 1939. She married Erwin G. Koslan on October 18, 1942, at Immanuel Lutheran. She and Erwin were charter members of Hope Lutheran Church in Austin from 1960.

Ruth had a passion for her family and for helping others. She was a dedicated wife and mother as well as a volunteer at Hope Lutheran Church and Central Texas Food Bank.

Ruth is survived by her son Jesse Koslan and wife Dede; daughter-in-law, Barbie Robinson; grandchildren, Dr. Scott Robinson and wife Jennifer, Garrett Koslan, Matthew Robinson, Jessica Koslan Vass, Leann Hartmann, Marshall Koslan, Derek Hartmann and wife Ashley, Lairah Tindall and husband Justin, Lindsey Koslan and Jay Hartmann; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Natalie, Cayden, Jaylee, Berkley, Kimber, Levi and Hazel; brother, Raymond Bethke and wife Pat; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord”