703-368-3116
10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, VA 20110
F: 703-368-5646

Facebook: Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Bom-Wrapper

Dorothy Mae Kostelecky

Dorothy Mae Kostelecky (Fisher)

Tuesday, May 12th, 1931 - Friday, December 28th, 2018
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Dorothy Mae Kostelecky, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Dorothy Mae Kostelecky

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Dorothy Mae's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Dorothy Mae's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Dorothy Mae Kostelecky, 87, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018, at Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor, in Manassas, Virginia, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born on May 12, 1931, in Dickinson, North Dakota, she was the youngest child of the late Magdalene Frank and Willard G. Fisher. In 1967, she married John R. Kostelecky, who preceded her in death in 2016.
Dorothy Mae graduated high school in 1949 and attended the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN receiving her BA in elementary education. She later continued her education courses at George Mason University and the University of Virginia.

Dorothy Mae loved being an educator of young children and taught many elementary levels in numerous states including Minnesota, North Dakota and Virginia. She was a longtime Kindergarten teacher at Occoquan Elementary School.

She was a member for 10 years of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators who are united in the common goals of educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. Dorothy Mae served in this sorority as chaplain, recording secretary, vice president and sergeant at arms.
Dorothy Mae was an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church where she served as a lector, a minister of care, and a member of the liturgy committee. She made her profession as a Benedictine Oblate at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN and later continued her commitment with the Benedictine Community at Bristow, Virginia. Dorothy Mae was also active in the Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS), and the American Family Association (AFA).

She kept physically active by dancing with the Silver Foxes, taking Blue Bird trips, and traveling with friends and family in the US and abroad. Dorothy Mae especially cherished her 1956 voyage to Europe on the Queen Elizabeth and her more recent pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Lourdes. She also enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with her dear friends.

Besides her parents and her husband, John, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her son, Willard Kostelecky, on November 25, 2018, as well as her siblings Richard Fisher, Donald Fisher and Patricia Maixner.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Kostelecky and his wife, Leslie of Manassas, VA, her daughter, Georgia Kostelecky of Warrenton, VA, and her daughter in law, Sara Carter of Marlow, UK. She also leaves behind a grandson, John Louis Kostelecky. She is further survived by niece Donna Fisher of Gig Harbor, Washington, nephew Richard Fisher of Seaside, Oregon, niece Mary Maixner of Dickinson, North Dakota and nephew John Maixner, also of Dickinson.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, January 6, 2019, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, Virginia. A mass will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 12805 Valleywood Drive, Lake Ridge, Virginia with a reception to follow.

im lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy Mae’s name to EWTN, MS or Alzheimer research.

Interment will follow the reception at Quantico National Cemetery beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Please sign the guestbook at www.bakerpostfh.com
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy Mae Kostelecky (Fisher), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Dorothy Mae

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center
    Address
    10001 Nokesville Road
    MANASSAS, VA 20110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
    Address
    12805 Valleywood Drive
    Lake Ridge, VA 22192
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Quantico National Cemetery
    Address
    18424 Joplin Road
    Triangle, VA 22172
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Location
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
    Address
    12805 Valleywood Drive
    Lake Ridge, VA 22192
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Reception to follow Mass

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Dorothy Mae here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Love, Donna, Andy & family and Rich and Sara Carter sent flowers to the family of Dorothy Mae Kostelecky (Fisher).
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Steph Lee

Posted at 02:54pm
We are so sorry for the loss. What a beautiful lady who will be greatly missed. With love, Stephanie, Kyle and Jenna
JC

Joyce Cronk

Posted at 01:57pm
Kindergarten was a special place at Occoquan Elementary School when DMae was the teacher. I worked with her as her assistant for many years. Will always remember her excitement when introducing the “Letter People”. She was a loving person and will be missed by so many.
MF

Maria Fay

Posted at 10:04am
I have many happy memories teaching with DMK at Occoquan Elementary School for many years.
She will be remembered in my prayers. Maria Fay
LR

Love, Donna, Andy & family and Rich

Posted at 06:40pm
We are thinking of you.
Flower Image

Love, Donna, Andy & family and Rich purchased flowers for the family of Dorothy Mae Kostelecky. Send Flowers

JS

Jann Swedock

Posted at 01:20pm
Dorothy Mae was a giving, loving and grace-filled person, who gave of herself thoroughly in ministering to others. From sharing happy moments with our daughters when they were in elementary school to sharing our passion for writing and poetry together later, I enjoyed our times together spanning many years. She was a dear friend, and will be missed by so many. Condolences to all. her family. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you. - Jann Swedock
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Mom's high school graduation picture.
Tea at Tony & Leslie's Home
Tea at Tony & Leslie's Home
Farewell Party with Lake Ridge Friends
Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Tribute Video

Share by: