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George Gonzales Costilla, Jr.

November 12, 2020


George Gonzales Costilla, Jr., age 66 of St. Paul, died unexpectedly at home on November 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Oksana Costilla; children, Anita (Edward Huerta) Costilla, Tabitha (Mark Knaus) Costilla and their mother, Judy Sagstetter, Robert Costilla, Cecilia (Will) Doherty and their mother, Valerie Andrade; stepchildren, Dima and Katya; grandchildren, Sophia Reyes, Sabrina (Jose) Moreno, Judy Reyes, AJ Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Alex Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Madelyn Knaus, Isabella Costilla, Amelia Costilla, Milo Doherty; great-grandchildren, Theseus Villela, Alan Moreno, Elliot Moreno, Alison Moreno; siblings, Patrick, Linda, Anna, David, Denise, Lupe, Tony Costilla; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, George and Paula; brother, Hector Gonzales Costilla; brother-in-law, Frank Maravilla; son, George Costilla III.

George was known for his quick wit and dry humor. He was a smart man who valued tradition and his Mexican heritage. He was a public servant, both in his service in the Marine Corps, and in his work assisting minority businesses.

A private, invitation-only family funeral service will be held 11AM on Tuesday, November 17 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. For those unable to attend, there will be a walk-through visitation 6-9PM Monday, November 16 at BRADSHAW, 1078 Rice Street, St. Paul; additionally, a live webcast of the funeral service can be viewed here on our website on Tuesday. Interment will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


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November 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bradshaw - Rice
1078 Rice St.
Saint Paul, MN 55117

November 17, 2020

12:30 PM
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55450

Private Family Service

St. Stanislaus Church
398 W Superior Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

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