Frank J. Kostka

December 21, 1952September 4, 2018

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marie Kostka, godparents, Frank and Alice Farka. He is survived by his daughter Alicia, son-in-law Cory, son Nathan, children’s mother Mary; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Frank never shied away from a good time, from Polka Dances to Lake Wa-Con-Da nights he was full of shenanigans. Interment at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery will be announced and held at a later date. Frank’s family invites you to raise a glass in honor of his memory at the Gretna American Legion on Sunday, October 7 from 4pm-7pm, because, “In heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here, and when we’re gone from here, our friends will be drinking all our beer."


  • Alicia (Cory) Delaney, Daughter
  • Nathan Kostka, Son
  • He is also survived by the children's mother, Mary; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

    He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Marie Kostka, godparents, Frank and Alice Farka.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, October 7, 2018

Frank J. Kostka

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Bill Luty

September 20, 2018

I worked for Frank for many years. He told me many crazy stories of his life in South O. Most I am sure he had a drink in one hand, and a smoke in the other. He seemed to live life on his own terms, and live by his own rules. That's something you don't see too often anymore. I had my first 9 a.m. Scotch with him LOL. Chivas Regal I think. He had many customers and they would always ask how he was doing. He was a good man and is certainly already missed.
Frank......I hope when when you went there was a drink on the table next to you.

Mark Enholm

September 12, 2018

I have known Frank for more than 45 years now. He was an usher in my wedding in 1975 and he is the only plumber that I have ever used. I can remember all the good times listening to him play in the polka band, all the beer we consumed at different events like playing horse shoes. Frank was a very special kind of person and I know he will be missed. May God bless his kids and help them thru this time of sorrow.

Margie & Jerry Becerra

September 9, 2018

Sending thoughts and prayers to the Kostka family. Loved the reference to in "Heaven there is no beer.........that's why we drink it here :)" May Frank rest in peace.

Margie & Jerry Becerra

Kathleen Boylan

September 7, 2018

Frank was my first boyfriend at South High School. I can still see he’s checky smile. He loved driving his Charger around town and going through McDonalds, Loved life, his friends, taught me how to polka dance at the many nights he played at Sokol Hall, then afterwards we’d go to Casio’s Steak House. Great memories. Thanks Frank for showing me there are nice guys out there and without a sense a humor like his they’re just aren’t worthy. ❤️

Tom & Janie Kosiske

September 7, 2018

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to Mary, Nathan, Alicia and Cory. The memories that we have will last a life time. We will hold them dear in our hearts. We will miss you Frank!

Matt and T Burnham

September 6, 2018

Too many good times to just name one. Lots of laps, many in the Jeep listening to Led Zepplin. He had an infectious laugh and childlike smile, and that thing he would do with his eyebrows.(and then giggle) Dancing in the garage and telling crazy fun stories. Frankie Joe cared a lot about the people he loved. He definitely was his own person and a very unique person. We will miss him so much!