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Richard E. “Dick” Costello

Posted August 30, 2013 in Obituaries, Grimes

August 24, 1944 – August 29, 2013

Dick Costello

Dick Costello

Richard “Dick” Costello, 69, passed away August 27, 2013, in Hot Springs Village, AR. Memorial services will be at Assumption Church in Granger, Iowa on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Beaver Cemetery in Granger, Iowa.

Dick was born and raised in Granger, IA by Anthony “Farmer” and Marie (Michaels) Costello who preceded him in death. He married Connie Beasley of Luther, IA and they shared 25 happy and blessed years together living in Granger, before she passed in 1990. They were loving and proud parents of daughters Becky (Chris) Bazzocco of Johnston, IA and Barb Costello of Taos, NM.

In his final years, Dick shared much love and friendship with his wife and best friend Sharon Freier Costello. Her children, Romy (Doug) Copeinger and Brett Freier, became his family as well. Dick and Sharon were married for over 22 years, during which time they retired to Hot Springs Village, AR, to enjoy their lives, each other and golfing. Sharon was a faithful and devoted companion and caregiver to him and to his children.

Dick is survived by his wife, his children and step-children as well as his Aunt Betty (Chris) Baca, his brothers Danny, David (Mary), Joe (Barbie), and Michael; his sisters MaryAnn (Bruce) Kincaid and Janet Fix; his seven grandchildren who respected and adored him: Alex and Peyton Bazzocco, Charlie, Jack and Haley Manning, Reese Copeinger and Kendra Gibson; and many special nieces, nephews and other friends.

Dick loved music, particularly singing in the church choir his whole life and in community theatre musicals after he retired. Golf was his true passion and he enjoyed and devoted himself to it. Dick lived a long and full life in which he gave much to his community and his family. He will be dearly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Assumption Catholic School. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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