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Dorothy J. (Ball) Costello

November 7, 1941 ~ July 5, 2021 (age 79)


Dorothy J. Costello, 79, of Fort Wayne, IN formerly of Decatur, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021 surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born on November 7, 1941, to the late Quincy and Mary (Keaton) Ball. She married Henry Costello on May 14, 1958. She was a devoted wife and mother, and was preceded in death by the love of her life.

They leave behind four wonderful children, Thomas Costello of Decatur (preceded by wife Dana), Patricia (Billy) Hinkledire of Fort Wayne, Lisa (Don) Fisher of Angola, Jacqueline (Fred) Grote of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

Dorothy was so loved by her entire family and we will never eat a good pancake again!

Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, followed by a 4:00 p.m. Eulogy.

Burial will be held privately at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Moose Heart.

To send flowers to Dorothy's family, please visit our floral store.


July 9, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

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