Mildred Kostecka

December 22, 2020


Mildred Kostecka passed away December 22, 2020 at the age of 97. She was born on July 10, 1923 to Rude (Rudy) and Boja (Bertha Munjas) Vucelich, grew up in Dillies Bottom and spent her adult life in Powhatan Point, Ohio.


Mildred served proudly in the Women’s Army Corp during WWII stationed at Fort Sheridan, IL. After the war, she married Louis Kostecka and they enjoyed many happy years together.


“Miltz”, as her friends called her, was loved by all who knew her, especially her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers George and Pete, sisters Smelia, Mary and Margaret.

She is survived by her sister Sophia Tusina, sister-in-law Dolores Vucelich, daughter Bonnie Huelsman, son Rich (Margo) Kostecka, Mema to her grandchildren, Jesse (Allie) Kostecka, Dylan (Toymari) Kostecka, Abby (Erik) Ellis and step-granddaughter Brook (Dave) Snow. Recently she was honored with great grandchildren, Laurel, Rosalie and Lorraine. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


In her later years, Miltz enjoyed playing cards, Scrabble and Words with Friends on her tablet. Most of all Miltz was known for her cookie baking, making 92 dozen one Christmas for friends and family.


Miltz was blessed with a long life, and although she will be missed, her memory lives on. A private graveside service will be held on January 9, 2021 for immediate family. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 10, 2021 for friends.


The family requests that contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at or 855-448-3997

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Sharon Schafer Jackson
2 years ago

Bonnie and Rich;
She was such a sweet lady. My husband had lots of memories of her growing up. Prayers and Hugs sent your ways, my deepest sympathies for you and your familys.

Doug & Gina Rempe
2 years ago

Bonnie and Rich – Aunt Mildred was such a kind and caring lady, prayers for you and families.

Lori Rempe
2 years ago

Bonnie and Rich – I’m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting and talking with Aunt Mildred. Some of the stories she and my mom would reminisce about during visits would make me laugh out loud. Aunt Mildred was such a warm and lovely person and will be greatly missed.

God Bless – Lori

Carrie, Bill & Garrett Barr
2 years ago

Aunt Mildred was a wonderful person and I will always have fond memories of her! Our love, thoughts, and prayers to Bonnie, Rich, and their families.

Robert & Joy Heidelbach
2 years ago

Rest in Peace Aunt Mildred! Bonnie & Rich and their families are in our prayers. Trust in the Lord!

Charlie & Pat Rosaschi
2 years ago

Heaven has added an Angel! God bless you and your family and watch over you during this most difficult time.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Mildred Kostecka, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Women Corps Veteran, Mildred Kostecka, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Ron and Judy Hattendorf
2 years ago

We are so sad for you. It sounds like she had a wonderful life❤️

Joni Fox
2 years ago

A wonderful kind lady I always remember