Walter S. Kozinski
May 8, 1923 – February 8, 2019
Walter S. Kozinski passed away Friday Febuary 8, 2019. He was a World War II vet serving from 1944-46.
Dedicated husband and father, “Wally” is survived by 5 children: Ursula, Rick, Pamela, Thomas and Robert. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also by two stepsons, John and Mark. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy and niece, Kathy. Also by his wife Ursula and second wife, Mary
Graduate of Hiawatha Grade School, Morton High School and Armour Tech (ITT) in 1947. He was married to Ursula Siers on January 15, 1949. Walter enjoyed a full life lived with family, love of sports and a 35 year career with the Chicago Water Reclamation Dept. Married to Mary on November 26, 1988.
Walter was a man of strong faith. He was dedicated to singing in the church choir and loved sports and coaching his sons. In the Army, he played three instruments with the orchestra and was a member of “The Statesman”. Walter also loved to bowl and stayed active with Church teams. “Wally” was a friendly, positive guy. He never met a person that he didn’t like and many loved his sweet, warm spirit. A special thank you to Waconda Care for all of their attentive, loving care in Walter’s final months.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 3-8pm at Oehler Funeral Home (2099 Miner St., Des Plaines, IL 60016). Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10am at Our Lady of Ransom. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. For additional information please call 847-824-5155 or visit www.oehlerfuneralhome.com
- Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
- Mass of Christain Burial Wednesday, February 13, 2019
- Interment Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Walter S. Kozinski
February 13, 2019
Wally was such a gentle caring guy....I loved his smile and spirit. He was my step-uncle, married my Aunt Mary....what a great couple they were!! I am glad to had known him even though I did not see him very much. My thoughts are with those that are hurting from the loss, so keep the fond memories in your heart to honor him.