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Harley Kost


Harley Kost

Oct. 11, 1924 -- April 27, 2018

Harley F. Kost, 93, of Seward, formerly of Brainard, died Friday, April 27, 2018 at Ridgewood in Seward.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

Harley was born on Oct. 11, 1924, to Fred F. and Marie (Schoppert)Kost at Clayton, SD. He entered the U.S. Navy at age 19 and served during World War II. After his discharge, he married Mary E. Goodel on July 11, 1948 at Sioux Falls, SD. Six children were born to this union. They lived in Freeman, SD, and then moved to Brainard in the 1960s during the time the missile construction plant was in operation.

Harley worked at Omaha Operators Union until his retirement. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Brainard and the Dwight Legion. He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, lawn care and loved to read, especially western books. He enjoyed time with his family and friends.

Harley is survived by his sons, Fred Kost and Chuck (Mary Kaye) Kost, both of Lincoln, Daniel and Don (Deb) Kost both of Brainard, daughters Sally Tesina of Dwight and Kathy (Dwayne) Pelan of Brainard, 16 Grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary in 2014, grandson Daniel Kost Jr., infant granddaughter, Melinda Kost, three brothers and four sisters.

Arrangements were completed by Chermok Funeral Home, David City. On-line tributes can be made by visiting

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