Albert Christopher Kostelecky, 82, died February 14, 2022 in Newton, Kansas.
He was born March 22, 1939, the son of Joseph and Beatrice Kostelecky. Albert was united in marriage to Verlamae J. Reid Breon on August 30, 1978. They were married 43 years, six months. Verlamae survives in the home.
Albert was a man of many talents from his time serving in the Army, he was stationed in Germany and Vietman. Al was a combat medic and played in the Army band as a tuba player. After retiring from the military, Albert took his love for riding motorcycles and love of his countryman to the Patriot Honor Guard. He attended many funerals for his fallen soldiers.
Upon coming home from the military, Albert worked for the Hesston Corporation as a welder and the highway department road crew.
Albert loved woodworking, it showed in the cedar chests, cabinets and pantries he made. Although Albert was a hard worker all his life, he would have rather danced every moment of every day as to work.
Albert kept lifelong friends; they were often fishing, boating, and spending time at East Lake, playing cards and going out to eat. Albert was always up for visiting.
Albert is survived by his wife, Verlamae, and children Christopher Kostelecky of Georgia, Alexander Kostelecky and Daniel Kostelecky both of Newton, Crystal Kostelecky of Colorado, Sarah Heller of Walton, Ks., Cheyenne Kostelecky of Attica, Indiana, Kerry Breon of Phillipsburg, Ks., Mary Martinez and Bobbi Sauceda of Newton, Jeffery Breon of Overland Park, Ks., Teresa Carr and Phillip Breon both of Newton. Alex was also the most loving and compassionate caregiver to Albert.
Albert is also survived by his sister Dorothy Colbert of Valley Center, Ks.
A Service of Rememberance will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the First Church of God in Newton.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.