• Date Of Birth: November 1, 1933
  • Date Of Death: September 14, 2015
  • State: Montana

Rosemarie Helen Kostas, 81, of Great Falls, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Portland, Oregon with her daughter by her side.

Rosemarie was born on November 1, 1933 in Great Falls, Montana to Hans and Helen (Ferche) Spoerl. She grew up in Great Falls, attending local schools and graduated from Great Falls High School in 1951. Rosemarie continued her studies at the College of Great Falls, obtaining a degree in General Studies.

On October 1, 1955 she and John Kostas were united in marriage. To their union a legacy of family was created; a daughter, Theresa, and sons, David and Curtis, who lovingly referred to their mother as, “Mrs. Goose.” Rosemarie cherished time spent with her family and was blessed to share 47 years with the love of her life, John before his passing on February 8, 2003.

During her career, Rosemarie dedicated her life to serving her community.

Rosemarie was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, volunteering her time and gifts to the church. She was a participant in the DAV Auxiliary, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the VFW, the National Federal Employees Association and the Red Hats Society. She also selflessly gave her time to the patients and their families at Peace Hospice.

She loved being a part of the community she was born and raised in, enjoying the community concerts offered in the parks.

Rosemarie is survived by her loving family; daughter, Theresa (Robert) Connell of Portland, OR; sons, David Kostas of Great Falls; Curtis (Judy) Kostas of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Jordan Connell, Heidi Peters and Tessa Kostas; her sister, Charlotte Iserloth of Great Falls; her brothers, Fred Spoerl of Las Vegas, NV and Eric Spoerl of Sierra Vista, AZ.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband John Kostas; her parents Hans and Helen Spoerl; brother, Karl Spoerl and her grandparents.

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