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Carol Kostick

Escondido, California

January 20, 1935 - May 4, 2024

Carol Kostick Obituary

Carol Marie Kostick peacefully departed this earthly life to be with our Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

 

She entered this world on January 20, 1935, in Minneapolis, MN, as the cherished firstborn of Albert and Florence Hofstede. Carol's journey led her through the corridors of St. Anthony’s High School, where she graduated in 1952, and further into the noble path of nursing, culminating in her graduation from the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. In the sacrament of holy matrimony, she joined hands with her high school sweetheart, Jim, on October 24, 1953, in Minneapolis. Together, they ventured forth, eventually settling in Escondido, CA, in 1971.

 

Though she lent her healing touch to the infirm as a part-time nurse, Carol's true calling lay in the sacred bonds of family. As the devoted wife of Deacon Jim and the nurturing mother of seven, her days were imbued with love and sacrifice.

 

Carol's fervent faith found expression in her tireless service within the Catholic community. She labored alongside her beloved husband in the vineyards of Resurrection Church, devoting a decade to their Outreach Program. Together, they educated the faithful in the sacraments of baptism and marriage. Additionally, Carol, founded a supportive sanctuary for new mothers within the embrace of a Mom’s Group. United in spirit, Carol and Deacon Jim engaged in building their faith and scriptural knowledge through their participation in Catholic charismatic prayer groups and Bible studies.

 

The tapestry of Carol's life was woven with the threads of family bonds. Her heart overflowed with joy at the gatherings of family, be it in celebration, on holy days, holidays, or simple get-togethers. She leaves behind her devoted husband of seventy years, Deacon Jim Kostick, and a legacy of love carried forth by her daughters Jill Moyneur (Paul), Joyce Dotson (Don), Jody Thayer (Bob), Julie Early (Joe), June Steffy (Dave), Joelle Chiodini (Steve), and son Jim (Cathy). Carol's legacy extends to her 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Tony Hofstede (Diane) and Father John Hofstede, while being preceded in death by her parents, brother Albert Hofstede, and sister Mary Marquez.

 

A celebration of Carol's life will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Escondido, CA, preceded by a rosary at 9:30 AM. Internment will be private. As we bid farewell to this faithful servant, let us take solace in the knowledge that she now dwells in the eternal embrace of our Heavenly Father.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to one of these charities: 

California Lamb of God Maternity Home

Culture of Life Family Services

Catholic Eldercare of NE Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Links Below) 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Carol Kostick hosted by California Funeral Alternatives.

Carol Marie Kostick peacefully departed this earthly life to be with our Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

 

She entered this world on January 20, 1935, in Minneapolis, MN, as the cherished firstborn of Albert and Florence Hofstede. Carol's journey led her through the corridors of St. Anthony’s High School, where she graduated in 1952, and further into the noble path of nursing, culminating in her graduation from the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. In the sacrament of holy matrimony, she joined hands with her high school sweetheart, Jim, on October 24, 1953, in Minneapolis. Together, they ventured forth, eventually settling in Escondido, CA, in 1971.

 

Though she lent her healing touch to the infirm as a part-time nurse, Carol's true calling lay in the sacred bonds of family. As the devoted wife of Deacon Jim and the nurturing mother of seven, her days were imbued with love and sacrifice.

 

Carol's fervent faith found expression in her tireless service within the Catholic community. She labored alongside her beloved husband in the vineyards of Resurrection Church, devoting a decade to their Outreach Program. Together, they educated the faithful in the sacraments of baptism and marriage. Additionally, Carol, founded a supportive sanctuary for new mothers within the embrace of a Mom’s Group. United in spirit, Carol and Deacon Jim engaged in building their faith and scriptural knowledge through their participation in Catholic charismatic prayer groups and Bible studies.

 

The tapestry of Carol's life was woven with the threads of family bonds. Her heart overflowed with joy at the gatherings of family, be it in celebration, on holy days, holidays, or simple get-togethers. She leaves behind her devoted husband of seventy years, Deacon Jim Kostick, and a legacy of love carried forth by her daughters Jill Moyneur (Paul), Joyce Dotson (Don), Jody Thayer (Bob), Julie Early (Joe), June Steffy (Dave), Joelle Chiodini (Steve), and son Jim (Cathy). Carol's legacy extends to her 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Tony Hofstede (Diane) and Father John Hofstede, while being preceded in death by her parents, brother Albert Hofstede, and sister Mary Marquez.

 

A celebration of Carol's life will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Escondido, CA, preceded by a rosary at 9:30 AM. Internment will be private. As we bid farewell to this faithful servant, let us take solace in the knowledge that she now dwells in the eternal embrace of our Heavenly Father.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to one of these charities: 

California Lamb of God Maternity Home

Culture of Life Family Services

Catholic Eldercare of NE Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Links Below) 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Carol Kostick hosted by California Funeral Alternatives.

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