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Daniel "Butch" KostkaDecember 8, 2017
Daniel “Butch” Kostka, age 70, of Little Chute, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 8, 2017. He was born on September 9, 1947, son of the late Paul and Harriet (Verkuilen) Kostka. Butch graduated from St. John High School in 1966 and on June 28, 1969, he married Beth Tulloch.
Butch was a sprinkler fitter for various companies and was a long time member of the Local Union 669. In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing softball and bowling, and later on took on golf. Butch enjoyed watching the Packers and Badgers and spending time in his yard. He enjoyed sharing his humor and telling stories to anyone he met.
Butch is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Beth; a daughter, Sara Kostka; siblings: Bonnie (Gerald) Hartjes, Marianne Schmidt, Donald (Florence) Kostka, Jardy (Mary) Kostka and Janet Ertl; brother-in-law, Jan Tulloch; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Harriet Kostka; siblings: Millie (Paul) Gailey, Suzanne Russ and Gary Kostka; brothers-in-law: Bob Wildenberg, Bob Schmidt and Tom Ertl; father and mother-in-law: Jack and Belle Tulloch.
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Memorial donations received will be given to The American Cancer Society.
The Kostka family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses throughout the ThedaCare system and to the staff of St. Paul Hospice for all of the compassionate care given to Butch. Also a heartfelt thank you to all of their family, neighbors and friends for all of the help and support during this difficult time.
I couldn’t have asked for a better role model, mentor, and friend. Thank you for your endless support, encouragement, advice, humor, and of course patience... ;). You bestowed kindness and generosity upon everyone you knew- you certainly made my world a better place. Words cannot describe how much I will miss working together on projects, and our walks in the woods just to ‘catch up’. I only wish that we were able to enjoy one last old fashioned....Always on my mind Dad, and forever in my heart.
Thank you for being there for me the last 48 (plus) years- you were an extraordinary husband and father; always putting others’ needs in front of your own. My life was better because you were in it. I cannot imagine a future without you, but take comfort knowing you are pain-free and resting peacefully.
All my love, Beth