OBITUARY

Larry Kosley

January 15, 1935July 10, 2018

Glen “Larry” Kosley Jan 15 1935- July 10, 2018 Larry departed this life on July 10, 2018 in Twin Lakes Colorado while on a family fishing trip. He was born in Ramah, Colorado to Andrew and Anna (Lemesany) Kosley and was very proud to be the youngest of 20 children born into this family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna Mae (Dzuris) Kosley along with his two sons Curtis and Jeff (Dana), four grandchildren, Dustin, Steven, Jena and Casey. He has two remaining brothers, Ray (Chris) of Colorado Springs and Jim from Longmont, and 2 sisters in law Ruth (Dick) Harriett (Andy) He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Proceeding in his passing were his parents Andrew and Anna, brothers John, Tom (Waunita), Andy, Robert (Grace), Leo (Helen), Ernie (Brooke) and Dick. His sisters were Mary Nice (Oscar), Anna Ashcroft (Jim), Emma Fuller(Ike), Dorothy Philips (John), Loretta Molner(Frank), Elsie Kochis (Albert), Agnes Gotch( George),Betty, Roxine and Barbara Watts(Al) Larry Graduated from Ramah High School as Class President in 1953 and was the last class to graduate from that school. He was drafted in to the Army in 1954 and served his required time and was honorably discharged in 1956. He married Edna Mae Dzuris on June 10, 1956 and spent the next 62 years with her. He was a guitar player in the Molner Band, which played all over eastern Colorado for many years playing for dances, weddings and other occasions. In 1962 he accepted a job from the Colorado Springs Department of Public Utilities where he would eventually become a Substation Maintenance Supervisor and retired in 1989 after 28 years of service. Sports were always apart of his life growing up as he played baseball and basketball with his brothers and those in the surrounding area. He became a fan of the Broncos and Rockies but really enjoyed watching the Avalanche and all NHL hockey. He was a season ticket holder for Colorado College Hockey. As a Parent and Grandparent he rarely ever missed any games that were played to include football, softball, baseball and inline and ice hockey. He made several trips across the country to watch Jena play ice hockey including Green Bay, San Jose, Sante Fe, and Duluth and even braving Fargo in the deepest part of winter. He would go anywhere to see the grandkids participate in sports. Larry had several hobbies and interests to occupy his time. He was always ready to take a trip up to Cripple Creek to try his luck on the machines. He kept busy working in the basement on his ever-changing model train layouts He had bowled for about 50 years and for many years bowled in 2 leagues a week including one with all his brothers at Peak Bowl. He took up golf late in life and enjoyed it when the grandkids got to go out with him. It gave him a new appreciation for the sport while watching it on TV. 1989 to 1993 He was the President of the Colorado Hill Climb Association and also one of the lead characters that supported bingo night to help fund the hill climb club. He was one of the self proclaimed Bingo Czars along with good friends Bob Gillis and Dave Strohm. Monthly Board meetings were held in his basement and once adjourned it would take hours before everyone would make it home. Larry will be remembered for his love of family and he especially enjoyed the Christmas and picnic celebrations that brought them together as a large group. He was always willing to help on any project big or small. Please join us in the celebration of his life as we remember how much he meant to all of us. In Lieu of flowers we ask that any donation be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for a project that will be determined after the service.. Visitation will be on July 15 from 2 to 5 pm at the Swan Law Mortuary on Cascade. Funeral services will be at 11 am on Monday the 16th of July at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and burial will be at 1pm in Memorial Gardens. The family asks that you return after the graveside service for fellowship and lunch at Prince of Peace. Please join us if you can.

  • FAMILY

  • Andrew Kosley, Father
  • Anna Kosley, Mother
  • Edna Mae Kosley, Spouse
  • Curtis Kosley, Son
  • Jeff Kosley, Son
  • Dana Kosley, Daughter-in-law
  • Ray (Chris) Kosley, Brother
  • Jim Kosley, Brother
  • Ruth Kosley, Sister-in-law
  • Dick Kosley, Brother
  • Harriett Kosley, Sister-in-law
  • Andy Kosley, Brother
  • John Kosley, Brother
  • Tom (waunita) Kosley, Brother
  • Robert (Grace) Kosley, Brother
  • Leo (Helen) Kosley, Brother
  • Ernie (Brooke) Kosley, Brother
  • Mary (Oscar) Nice, Sister
  • Anna (Jim) Ashcroft, Sister
  • Emma (Ike) Fuller, Sister
  • Dorothy (John) Philips, Sister
  • Loretta (Frank) Molner, Sister
  • Elsie (Albert) Kochis, Sister
  • Agnes (George) Gotch, Sister
  • Betty Kosley, Sister
  • Roxine Kosley, Sister
  • Barbara (Al) Watts, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Errol Kobilan, Active
  • Darrel Kobilan, Active
  • Doug Kobilan, Active
  • Paul Kosley, Active
  • Randy Kosley, Active
  • Scott Kosley, Active
  • Dan Molner, Active
  • Richard Molner, Active
  • Wayne Watts, Active
  • Larry Everret, Honorary
  • Robert Kochis, Honorary
  • Charles Kosley, Honorary
  • Willie Watts, Honorary
  • Bob Solamon, Honorary
  • Gary Glover, Honorary
  • Ron Gallegos, Honorary
  • Larry Hanes, Honorary
  • Harlan Stutzman, Honorary
  • Mark Swan, Honorary
  • Don McDermed, Honorary
  • Bob Gillis, Honorary
  • Dave Strohm, Honorary
  • Harry Wichman, Honorary
  • Joe Novak, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Larry Kosley

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Douglas Kobilan

July 12, 2018

When I think of my uncle Larry, I will always remember his kindness to me in my early years. I especially remember the night of February 25th 1975. That was the night my father passed away from cancer. I was 13 years old at the time and on an ice skating outing with a church group. It was My uncle Larry who came out on the ice , tears running down his face, to break the news to me. I could tell that he was genuinely concerned for me knowing that that was the toughest news I would ever receive.
In the years that followed, he made every effort to include me in many of the activities that he did with his family. He new my greatest need as a young man would be to have a father figure. I'm very great full for his willingness to step in when I needed it the most. Thank you uncle Larry for being there for me.
Doug Kobilan

FROM THE FAMILY