Richard “Paul” Costello, 78, Plymouth, died Nov. 5, 2016.
He was born in Charlotte, Iowa Nov. 7, 1937 to loving parents Ella T. (O’Brien) and Valery J. Costello. Paul was the seventh of ten children, his siblings are: James J. and Evelyn Costello, Charlotte, Iowa; Michael T. (deceased) and Imogene Costello of Clarksville, Tenn.; Gilbert P. Costello, Colo.; Eileen T. (Murray) Noonan and Patrick, Knox; E. Marie Leenknecht, John V. and Lorie Costello, Branson, Mo.; Baby Sister (deceased); L. Ralph and Fern Costello, Plymouth; and Donald E. and Ruth Costello of Bolingbrook, Ill. Numerous nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.
While in Illinois, Paul played football and became a State wrestler. He then graduated from West Township High School with the Class of 1957 where here played basketball.
Paul joined his brothers in Costello Bros. Auction Service for many years. He was a kind and caring man who loved both buyers and sellers and they loved him back. He became quite famous as a Plymouth School Corporation driver, who dearly loved ‘his’ children. Paul was a great ‘storyteller’ and told many of his bus driving days.
Paul was a devoted member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church and faithfully attended 7:30 Mass every Sunday. He held membership in the Knights of Columbus – Fr. Tremmel Council #1975 in Plymouth and the Plymouth Moose Family Center #741.
He is survived by two wonderful sons whom he talked about often; Richard J. & Sarah Costello of South Bend, IN and Jonathan P. & Rachelle Costello of Ft. Collins, CO. Paul was preceded in death by an infant son Jeremy Patrick, Jonathan’s twin.
Visitation with the family will be held Friday, Nov. 11 from 3 – 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St. Plymouth. A celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in St. Michael Catholic Church, 611 N. Center St., Plymouth. Fr. John Korcsmar CSC will officiate. Paul will be laid to rest next to his parents in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael Catholic Church, 612 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN 46563 or Masses for Paul and his Mom and Dad.
The Costello Family would like to thank the Marshall County Police, Prosecutor and Indiana State Police for their kindness and professionalism during this difficult time.