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 Gertrude R <I>Lietzke</I> Costello

Gertrude R Lietzke Costello

Palmyra, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 77)
Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Burial Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100018336 · View Source
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Gertrude R. Costello, age 77 of Monroe, died at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday in her home. She had been ill for seven weeks.

Friends may call from 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 – 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. She will lie instate at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 10 a.m. The church pastor, Rev. Marc Gawronski will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Born January 21, 1935 in Palmyra, Michigan, she was the daughter of Oswald and Hilda (Hoffman) Lietzke. She married Joseph M. Costello on September 8, 1956 in St. Mary's Church. Prior to becoming a housewife and mother, Gertrude worked for the former Local Finance in Monroe from 1954 – 1960.

Gertrude was a member of St. Mary's Church, a 1953 graduate of Monroe High School, and former Cub Scout Den Mother and 4-H Leader. She was also a member of the Monroe County Rod and Gun Club's Ladies Auxiliary where she formerly served as treasurer.

Gertrude loved to fish and hunt, especially pheasant and deer. She also enjoyed canning, making raspberry wine, working in her flower beds, sitting in her swing watching the traffic go by, and most of all she loved her grandchildren whom she considered the center of her universe. Many of these activities she shared with her husband Joe along with wintering in Palmetto, Florida for the past 24 years.

She is survived by her husband Joe, her soul mate of 56 years; two sons, Michael (Inga) Costello of Newport and Marc (Angie) Costello of Monroe; two daughters, Michelle Costello of Monroe and Maureen Brooker of Dundee; a brother Frederick (Patricia) Lietzke of Hillsdale; a sister Karen Stoll of Monroe; and five grandchildren, Evan Costello, Megan Brooker, Emma Costello, Ashley Davis and Jory Davis.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Oswald "Bill" Lietzke and Albert Lietzke.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

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  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100018336
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gertrude R Lietzke Costello (21 Jan 1935–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100018336, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Karen (contributor 46984399) .