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Joe Kostak

Sunday, October 22, 2023
Joe Kostak

Joe Kostak was born June 4, 1932 in Ennis, TX to James and Annie (Hubacek) Kostak and Passed from this life on October 11, 2023 in Crowley, TX. Joe proudly served his country in the US Army from February 10, 1953 to February 9, 1955. He was honorably discharged from the reserves on January 31, 1961. Joe married the love of his life, Charlene on September 19, 1959. Soon thereafter they built their forever home in Red Oak. Joe was a successful businessman; he mastered the challenge of being a business owner by owning and operating three successful auto parts stores in Dallas and Lancaster, by connecting with people and always being willing to help those in need. Joe enjoyed farming and working the land each day. After working in the parts store all day, he would go home, eat supper, and climb on his tractor to get in some farming before going to bed. Joe loved to travel the world with his lovely wife and their best friends, the Byrums. Joe loved many things, but his greatest love was the time he spend dancing the evenings away with his beautiful bride Charlene.

He was preceded in death by his beloved bride of 49 years, Charlene; his son, Joe Kostak, Jr.; his great-granddaughter, Addyson Charlene Deal; his parents and his sisters Ann Zabojnik, Mildred Adamcik, and Marie Vrla.

Joe is survived by his son, James Kostak and wife, Monica; his daughter, Charlene Wood and husband Terry; his daughter, Ann Kostak and husband, Ken Williams; his daughter-in-law, Karen Kostak; his grandchildren, Chris Kostak, Matt Kostak, Cassidy Kostak, Nathan Kostak and wife Hanna, Dr. Heather Kostak-Teplicek and husband Coleton, Keith Wood and wife Luma, Kayla Strain and husband Brody, Lainey Hooker, and Kiefer Hooker; his great-grandchildren, Byron Kostak, Brynlee Kostak, Kameryn Deal, Brendan Red, and Jackson Red, many nieces and nephews, and dear friend Dorothy Kudrna whom he spent many great times with.

Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023, with a rosary beginning at 6:00pm at Byrum Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of Joe’s life will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, also at Byrum Funeral Home with burial to immediate follow in Red Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers: Nathan Kostak, Frankie Vrla, Coleton Trplicek, Kiefer Hooker, Keith Wood and Brody Strain.