Kenneth Vincent Kostelecky, 76 of Billings, formerly Seattle, passed away Friday, March 15, 2012 at his home.
The son of Vincent and Agnes Kostelecky, Ken was born January 19, 1937 at Dickinson, ND. He was raised and educated in the Dickenson area and served in the Air Force.
Ken married Clarice Aman in Richardton, ND on June 8, 1961. In 1963 they moved to Washington where Ken worked for Napa Auto Parts for over 40 years. They have made their home in Billings since 2005.
He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and was known to never turn down a party. A member of the Teamsters, he was also active in the Eagles and Elks.
Survivors include his wife Clarice of Billings, 2 daughters, Cheryl Kostelecky of Kent, WA, and Pam Foster ( Rich) of Burien, WA, granddaughter Amanda Foster of Burien, WA, brothers, Ray of Fridley, MN, Allen of Bothell, WA, Vince of Bullhead City, AZ, Bobby of Hugo, MN and Dean of Anoka, MN, and sisters, Marge Reasy of Mesa, AZ, Jean Davis of Yakama, WA, and Doris Focht of Billings as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His brother Vern preceded him in death.
Vigil services will be 7pm Monday at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary with cremation to follow. A Memorial Mass will be held 10am Tuesday at St. Bernard’s Parish.
Memorials may be made to any Veteran’s Organization, the Elks or the Eagles.
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