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Obituary for Gary Joseph Kostichka

Gary J. Kostichka, 72, Racine, passed away, Monday June 26, 2017 in West Allis. He was born Sept. 20, 1944 in Algoma to Elmer and Emilie (Blaha) Kostichka.
Gary married Sharlene Junio on October 23, 1965 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma.
Gary graduated from the Algoma High School in 1962. He had been the class president. Gary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Magna Cum Laude honors in three years with a Bachelor's Degree while working full time.
Gary's career work was in the cheese industry where he worked his way up to becoming a Plant Manager in Wisconsin, Kentucky and New York states. He obtained his Cheese Graders License in Wisconsin.
Gary was a avid Green Bay Packer fan and Milwaukee Brewers fan, loved to do woodworking projects, Sudoku puzzles, camping and learning and solving problems.
Gary is survived by his son Anthony (Kristy) Kostichka, Wilmington, DE; daughter Tonja Kostichka, Racine; sister Jeannette (Elton) Spaid, Sturgeon Bay; brothers-in-law John Lardinois, Green Bay; Francis (Diane) Junio, Green Bay; and Thomas (Jean) Junio, Luxemburg; sisters-in-law Barbara Kostichka, Fort Atkinson; and Audrey (Anthony) Hamernick, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sharlene Nov. 5, 2002, his parents, sisters Marianne (Bill) Schwartz and Darlene Lardinois, brother Randall Kostichka, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lloyd (Pearl) Junio, Raymond (Shirley) Junio, Rosemary (Clifford) Delsart, Kenneth (Jean) Junio, LeRoy Junio and Shirley (Melvin) Moreau.
Friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 4 PM to 8 PM, Thursday June 29, 2017 with a Prayer Service at 7 PM with Deacon Mark Hibbs. Visitation will continue after 10 AM, Friday at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Maplewood, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Father Carl Schmitt officiating. Private family burial.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in memory of Gary.
Send your online condolences to www.schinderle.com


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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schinderle Funeral Home

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Algoma, WI 54201

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30

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church

7491 County Road H
Maplewood, WI 54226

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11:00 AM
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church

7491 County Road H
Maplewood, WI 54226

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