James 'Jim' Costello Sr. — Spring Valley

Memorial services for James "Jim" Costello, Sr., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, 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. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church.

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

James Edward Costello, Sr., was born March 24, 1918, in Galena, Ill. After serving in World War II, he came home to Spring Valley. On Nov. 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, Ind., Barbara (Jerry) Bush of Spring Valley, Betty (Dan) Long of Valporaiso, Ind., James (Nancy) Costello, Jr., of Stewartville and Brenda (Steven Gerard) Churchill of Rushford; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Costello of Moorhead; and a sister, Anna Mae Christianson of LeRoy.

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

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