Velma (Vitek) Cosler

Velma Cosler, 101, of Albany, passed away Feb. 26, 2023, at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.

Velma was born Jan. 17, 1922, to William and Zella Vitek in Stillwater, Okla. In 1930 Velma, her brother, mother, and father left Stillwater and bought a property on Brush Creek, in Crawsfordsville.

After graduating from Sweet Home High School in 1939 Velma attended business school in Portland and then began a secretarial career, spending the majority of her time at the U.S. National Bank in Albany.

Velma is survived by her son, Bill Cosler of Cottage Grove; daughters Sandy (Jerry) Ashby of Federal Way, Wash., and Cindy (Tony) Sullivan of Albany; six grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Zella Vitek; brother Victor; husband Claude; and daughter-in-law Larue.

A private family gathering will be held at Willamette Memorial Park Mausoleum. Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life at the family home this summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to