Franklin V. “Frank” Kostka, 85, of Blomkest, died Sunday, March 3rd at Carris Health Therapy Suites in Willmar. His funeral will be 11:00 am, Friday, March 8th at United Methodist Church in Willmar with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, rural Blomkest. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post #167 of Willmar. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Thursday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Frank was born September 11, 1933, on the family farm near Blomkest, the son of Vincent and Hazel (Collinson) Kostka. He grew up near Blomkest and attended country school. Following his time in the US Army during the Korean War, Frank returned to the area. He lived on a lake for a number of years before moving back to the home place near Blomkest. When he returned from the army, he drove truck for Norling’s until the early 70’s when he went to work for Guptill Painting. He retired in the early 1990’s. Frank always spoke very highly of his past employers.
In his spare time, Frank enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening, working outdoors, traveling, hunting and fishing. In the evenings, he enjoyed the old westerns on T.V. He liked talking about family and visiting with people.
He was a member of United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #167.
Surviving are nieces, nephews, and special friends, Agnes Schwanke and Lee (and Mary) Wierschem.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Alice Knoll, Lucille Young, Joyce Kostka, and Jean Hadley.