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Evelyn Wilhmina (Banowetz) Costello

July 23, 1931 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 90)


Evelyn Wilhmina Costello, 90, of Charlotte, Iowa, passed away very peacefully Tuesday evening, December 28, 2021, into eternal life at her home with family present.

Evelyn was born July 23, 1931, the daughter of the late Joe and Pauline (Teshak) Banowetz.  She attended Sugar Creek School taught by Nuns.  Evelyn married James Costello at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sugar Creek on April 21, 1956.  Early in her life she was employed by Clinton Engines.  They farmed for many years at rural Charlotte where they raised their 8 children.

She enjoyed gardening and canning, supplying restaurants with vegetables.  Evelyn enjoyed reading, sewing, baking of all kinds and all kinds of flowers.  She was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Petersville.  There she enjoyed spending time with family and friends socializing and helping for many years at several picnics and socials.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  In her retirement she enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and visiting her children’s homes for many different occasions.  She leaves behind a legacy of kindness and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her loving husband of 65 ½ years, James; children, Dennis Costello of Charlotte, Diana (Ed Kasemodel) Costello of  Grand Mound, Karen (Brian) Watters and Arlene (Mike) Lyon of Maquoketa; Laurine (Jeff) Gruhn of Sabula, Louann Reuter of Maquoketa, Dale (Lynn) Costello of Clifton Park, New York, and Lois (Frank) Zabrocky of New Canaan, Connecticut; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Virl (Kathy) Banowetz of Maquoketa; a sister, Rita Banowetz of Sugar Creek; a nephew, Ben (Nicole) Banowetz of Des Moines; a sister-in-law, Marguerite Banowetz of DeWitt.

Also preceding Evelyn in death were brothers, Joseph, Clarence and Robert Banowetz and several great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt with burial at Assumption Cathoic Cemetery, Charlotte. 

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