Ava Marie Costello, age 80, of Winona, died Monday, December 2, 2013, at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona.
Ava was born January 23, 1933, in Wabasha, Minn., to Loretta and Perry White. She was raised in Weaver, Minn., and graduated from Winona Senior High School. On March 15, 1952, she married Lester L. Costello and had celebrated 61 years of marriage. Lester recently passed away on June 20, so they will now be together again.
Ava was a devoted homemaker. She and Lester enjoyed vacationing up North and having family visit. Her interests included: painting, crafts and sewing, playing cards and dice games, taking care of her flowers and listening to music. She always looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving is her daughter, Peggy (Bob) Kamrowski of Dodge, Wis., and a sister, Sharon (Bruce) Firzlaff, of Plainview, Minn. She is also survived by grandchildren: Jason Heins, Stacey (Greg) Bronk, and Lisa (Jim) Borland. Also surviving are great-grandchildren: Megan, Jacob, and Colton Heins, Mary, Allison, and Sam Bronk, Alexandria Srock, Gavin, Briant, and Marisa Borland.
Ava was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lester and siblings: Betty Sack, Mary Ann Schmidt and James White.
Ava’s family would like to thank the staff of Saint Anne Extended Healthcare and Winona Area Hospice.
A memorial gathering and time of remembrance will be 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona. A private family committal service will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Minneiska, Minn.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona.