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LeRoy Earl Kostman, age 76 of Hersey, WI passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his winter home in Sebring, FL.

LeRoy was born March 26, 1937 in the Township of Sherman WI to Earl and Ina (Johnston) Kostman. He graduated from Glenwood City High School in 1955. He was employed by Whirlpool in St. Paul, MN as a MILLWRIGHTS #548 for 29 1/2 years. After Whirlpool, other jobs consisted of building the Walmart Distribution Center in Menomonie WI, and at Buck B. Mears in St. Paul, MN, where he retired on his birthday in 2002.

LeRoy loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. He took great pride in his fast trucks, cars, and snowmobiles. His favorites were Fords and Arctic Cats.

LeRoy met his wife Sharon Ruth Dillinger of Spooner, WI in 1970. They enjoyed dancing at the various popular establishments. After falling in love they married in 1972. Together they raised 4 children. He was known by his nieces and nephews as being the “fun” uncle. Later in life he was introduced to SpongeBob and Betty Boop cartoons by his granddaughters Stephanie and Sydney. He also spent many hours fishing, four wheeling, going to horse shows, Christmas concerts, swim meets, and other sporting events for all his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Arla Butler.

LeRoy is survived by his dedicated loving wife of 42 years, Sharon Kostman of Hersey, WI; Children: Elene (Todd) Stainer of Menomonie, WI, Shelley (Robert) Fleming of Prescott, WI, Stacey Kostman of Hersey, WI, Scott (Billie Jo) Kostman of Hersey, WI; grandchildren: Stephanie and Sydney Fleming, Michael Schroeder, Shanen, Brooke, Brady, Sarah Stainer; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to service at Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City, WI. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City, WI.

Honorary pallbearers: Steven Mahnke, Timothy Mahnke, Mark Weiher, Douglas Lambert, Nathan Karr, and Duane Talbert.