October 16, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.
Nita married the love of her life, Larry Kosloske, on November 9, 1974. They traveled extensively and lived many places during his career in the United States Army. Upon her husband's retirement from the military, Nita joined her brother Jerry in the floral business. In 1996, she began her own business (Nita's Flower Shop in Lindstrom and Center City) where she loved creating beautiful and colorful floral memories for many special occasions. She will long be remembered for her gift of making weddings, anniversaries, proms and funerals extra special and more personal with her artistic flair. After several years of being Winter Texans, Nita and Larry became full-time residents of Pharr, TX in 2012 where Nita was active in volunteerism and proud of her husband's position as Commander of Legion Post 101.
Nita is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers (Michael and Jerome Mattson). She is survived by her husband Larry; daughter MiYon (Jeff) Richardson of Denver, CO and their two daughters Claire and Bailey to whom she loved being Nana; and son John (Rhonda) of Omaha, NE. She is also survived by brothers Joseph of Taylors Falls and Ross of Wausau, Wi; and her only sister Arlana Strand of Lindstrom; two sisters-in-law (Mary Anne and Yvonne) and one brother-in-law(John); nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and other family and friends in the many places they have lived and traveled.
Arrangements are being handled through Skinner-Silva Funeral Home, Pharr TX. A memorial service at Legion Post 101 will be planned for a future date with private interment.