Emil S. Kostel, 88, of Brookfield, formerly of Nashville, Tennessee and Stickney, died on Sept. 23, 2023 in Berwyn. Born on Dec. 14, 1934, he was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, was president of the Cantata Resident Board, enjoyed coaching softball, and loved all sports. He worked as an estimator for Ceco Door and Window.
Emil was the husband of the late Carol Ann (nee Lhotka); the father of Donna Kostel and the late Jeff Kostel; grandfather of Ariel O’Brien; brother of the late John (late Emily) Kostelancik; uncle of David (Trish) Kostelancik, Kathy (Jim) Zinsser and Ken (Nancy) Kostelancik; and great-uncle of Tim, Danny and Ben Kostelancik.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 3-8 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. Desplaines Avenue, North Riverside. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.
Memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated.