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John D. Costin

July 11, 1926 ~ October 22, 2015 (age 89)

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Funeral Mass
October 26, 2015

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
300 West Houston Street
Garrett, Indiana 46738

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John D. Costin, age 89, of Garrett died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett.

Mr. Costin was born July 11, 1926 in Garrett to Dennis and Marie (Ueber) Costin.

He married Diane Hopkins on June 3, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett.  She survives in Garrett.

He honorably served his country in the United States Army during WWII on the pacific front.

Mr. Costin worked for the B&O Railroad in Garrett for 15 years until 1965.  He then worked for the Garrett Post Office as a mail carrier for 15 years.  

He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Parrish in Garrett, Knights of Columbus, Garrett American Legion Post 178 and the Garrett VFW 1892.  He also coached grade school basketball for St. Joseph School for 20 years.  

Survivors include:
Wife, Diane Costin of Garrett; Son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susan Costin of Denton, Texas; Daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and David Gibson of Clermont, Florida; Son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Chris Costin of Garrett; Son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Laurie Costin of Wauseon, Ohio; Daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and William Browand of New Haven; Son, Peter Costin and his fiancé Lisa Curlin of Garrett; Son-in-law, Mike Esselburn; Sister, Patricia Engle of California; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia Esselburn and daughter-in-law, Kim Costin.

A funeral mass will be held Monday, October 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 300 West Houston Street in Garrett.

Burial with military honors will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Avilla following the mass.

Millitary Honors will be provided by the Garrett American Legion Post 178 Honor Guard and active members of the United States Army.

Memorials may be made St. Joseph School.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.
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