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James Edward Costello Sr.


Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Jim Costello, age 95, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 16, 2013 spending his last few days with his family and the caring people at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn.

James Edward Costello Sr. was born March 24, 1918 in Galena, Ill. After serving in WWII, he came home to Spring Valley. On November 24, 1946, Jim was united in marriage to Anita “Jean” Riehl at the parsonage next to the Baptist Church in Spring Valley. Many remember him working at his gas station until retiring in 1980. After retiring, Jim enjoyed his time doing his woodworking and spending time with family. Jim also spent much time with his friends at Faith United Methodist Church.

Jim is survived by his five children, Beverly Weltzin of Portage, IN, Barbara (Jerry) Bush of Spring Valley, Betty (Dan) Long of Valporaiso, Ind., James (Nancy) Costello Jr. of Stewartville, Minn., and Brenda (Steven Gerard) Churchill of Rushford, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother, Robert Costello of Moorhead, Minn, and sister, Anna Mae Christianson of LeRoy, MN.

Preceding Jim in death are his wife Jean (Riehl) Costello, brother, Ralph Harper, and sister, Lois Reichart.

Memorial services for James “Jim” Costello Sr. will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, Minn. with Pastor Dave Leider and Pastor Beth Perez officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Fillmore County Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston, Minn. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church.

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