Obituaries

Michael Louis Kostal

January 3, 1942 - June 8, 2020

Michael Louis Kostal, 78, of St. Charles passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at his home.  Michael was born January 3, 1942 in Chicago the son of Bill and Violet (Chaloupka) Kostal.  Michael was united in marriage to Harriet Vondrak October 19, 1963 in Chicago. 

Michael was a loving husband, father and friend.  He enjoyed the outdoors and the simple things of life.  When asked how he’s doing his favorite saying was “I’m vertical and ventilating”

He is survived by his loving wife Harriet; two children Mick (Jean) Kostal; Kristen (Fiancé Chuck Keller) Kostal; two grandchildren, Emma and Jack; a step grandson Branden Keller and many nieces.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Kay Haverkamp.

Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Friday, June 12, 2020 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home: 100 South Third Street, St. Charles, IL.  Due to restrictions surrounding social distancing standards of occupancy will be upheld.  To attend please be prepared to wear a mask and wait if occupancy standards need to be met before entering.  Interment will be held at 2:00 P.M. in Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park ; 9100 Archer Avenue Willow Springs, IL

Memorial contributions may be directed to www.lutheranchurchcharities.org donations to be used to support LCC K-9 comfort dogs or The Salvation Army https://give.salvationarmyusa.org

Guest Book

  • Harold & Donna Wagner Dear, dear Kostal Family...what sadness fills our hearts, but the memory of all the good times changes the sad to glad. Glad that we have been a part of Mike's life. It goes all the way back to the 60s when you moved in next door. We looked out and saw Mike mowing the lawn with a pipe in his mouth. The comment at our house was, "Isn't that kid too young to be smoking?!" Little did we know that he was the responsible adult new homeowner. He was always there for us; working on cars, cutting down trees, etc. He was a friend to all and helped whenever and wherever he could. We love you, Mike. There will never be another like you. May God be with the family during this difficult time.
  • Carolyn Smith To the Kostal Family, Michael is a true gentleman and would do anything to help someone in need. I am blessed to have had his friendship. Sending love and prayers today and always, Carolyn Ochocki
  • Ken & Julie Anderson To the Kostal family, we are deeply saddened by your loss! Knowing Mike over he last 20+ years has been a blessing to us and our family. Starting with the Foxvalley canoe race. Proving those daddy daughter camping trips really did teach Kristen good rowing skills. We've appreciated all the celebrations in between, birthdays, graduations, parties, weddings and celebrations of life. We are richly blessed to have known Mike and be welcomed into the Kostal family. We pray the Lord will bless you and keep you, that He will make His face to shine upon you and that His grace will cover over you in peace. We love you!