MESA, Ariz.

June Karau Costa

Joseph Anthony Costa

June Karau Costa and Joseph Anthony Costa were best friends and beloved spouses for nearly 60 years.

June K. Costa, 84, of Mesa, Ariz., was born June 30, 1923 in Merrill, and was called by God to join him in heaven on Oct. 26, 2007.

Joseph A. Costa, 86, also of Mesa,was born April 23, 1921 in Chicago, and was called by God to join him in heaven as well, on April 4, 2008.

They were the dearly loved parents of Vince (Kay), Dennis (Dianne), Philip (Tesilina) and Charles (Dirilee) Costa. June and Joe are further survived by grandchildren Timothy, Angelina Jo, Dennis J., Bryan, Brom, Michael, Joseph, Adam, Benjamin and Joshua Costa, Mark and Erik Mota, Melissa Ingersoll, Kyle and Bryan Wolf; eight great-grandchildren; June’s sister and brother-in-law, Laurel and Don Huibregtse; as well as many other relatives and dear friends.

June and Joe were sadly preceded in death by their sons Michael and Roy.

A memorial gathering will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, with a church service to follow at 11 o’clock at Vernon Presbyterian Church, S71-W23280 National Ave., town of Vernon.

Memorials to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.