Funeral services for Andrew E. Kostenko, 82, of Grassy Butte, was 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson, ND with Pastor Lieutenant Erik Allen officiating.
Burial will be at Killdeer Cemetery, Killdeer. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson.
Andy passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 near Dunn Center.
Andy was born August 29, 1932 at the Kostenko family farmstead in McKenzie County the son of Evsy and Lizzy (Velenchenko). He grew up and attended schools nearby before graduating from Killdeer high school. He studied agriculture at Dickinson College before returning to the farm. Later on Andy became involved in the implement business, owning and operating out of Watford City as well as continuing to farm on the side. After selling the business to Haggen, he stayed employed with them for many years prior to his retirement. In 1994, Andy was united in marriage to Suzanne Kostenko (Robertson) at New Town. He was a long time member of the Watford City Eagles as well as member and supporter of Killdeer Baptist Church.
Many that knew Andy, knew that he lived his life for the farm and working the land—even until the end. Many would remember him for being pleasant-natured, never saying a harsh word. He loved visiting with his friends at the local café. Andy was simply a good friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Andy is survived by his wife, Suzanne of Grassy Butte; son, Frank Jr. (Alma) of Cornado Island, CA and daughter, Annette (fiancé, Larry Burr) of Cle Elum, WA; five grandchildren: Jake Kostenko, Jonathan, Nathan, Franklin, and Brendan Kostenko; three sisters: Katie Kukla and Alice Kostenko, both of Killdeer, and Lucy Frank of Livermore, CA; and numerous step-brothers step-sisters, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joe and Frank; and two sisters, Mary Snook and Ann Campbell.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com
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