Hill Funeral Home

11723 South Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI


Henry Conrad Kowalski Jr.

June 25, 1936May 4, 2020

Henry Conrad Kowalski was born on June 25, 1936 in Detroit, MI and passed away on May 4, 2020 and is under the care of Hill Funeral Home.

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Henry Conrad Kowalski Jr.

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Marlo Warren

May 31, 2020

Doc K always greeted his students with a Smile. Enjoyed having him as my Vibrations Prof at GMI (now Kettering University). His Gentle Spirit and Joyful Countenance was a Source of Comfort and a Welcomed Encounter. God Bless & Comfort his Family in the years to come. Rest in Truly Knowing Doc K touched Many Lives and will Always be a Fond Memory.

Angela Sharp

May 28, 2020

Although I did not know Mr. Kowalski well I loved seeing him relaxing on his porch with his cute doggie when I walked around the block with my three young daughters. He was always quick to wave and say hello. Very nice man and he will be sorely missed in our neighborhood. My thoughts And prayers are with his family.

Mark Palmer

May 10, 2020

Throughout most of my time at the University there were two Mr. Ketterings. Hank retired, and the other died. I am so sorry that my friend and mentor has passed. My life will not be the same without Hank/Doc K. He always put students and the University first. He helped make me the man and the professor I am today. His high standards combined with his gentle smile said it all. My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Kowalski family. He will live on in all those he influenced, all they influence and so on. Goodbye my friend and to the family Godspeed.

Tom Cerny

May 9, 2020

The world has lost a very special person who had a profound impact on so many throughout his life. I had the privilege and honor of working with Hank at GMI/ Kettering for many years. His passion for students and special gifts and talents for helping them learn and grow was an inspiration to all who knew him. Henry was always game to try something new and brought creativity and resourcefulness to all tasks. I have fond memories watching the engineering design competitions in the Great Court, serving midnight breakfasts, and the many times he graciously spent time with prospective students and parents. Sincerest condolences. RIP good and faithful servant. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself.

Dr. Christine Wallace

May 8, 2020

While I did not have the honor or knowing Dr. K long, my short time was indeed special. He was always a bright spot in any day and when he came on campus with his little pup, was always smiling and happy. He was so supportive of Kettering, our students and our Mission and he will be long remembered for his push on Robotics.
May your family know how special he was to us and how much he was truly appreciated by everyone here at Kettering. Thanks for sharing him with us.
Dr. Christine M. Wallace
VP Kettering Global

Edward Zellner

May 8, 2020

Hank was our fraternity house advisor when I attended GMI. He was also one of my instructors in Engineering Mechanics. Hank was very patient with a bunch of out of control college guys. He was always there if we needed him. As a professor, he did a great job of getting the material across and was very fair in his grading. I thoroughly enjoyed having Hank as one of my instructors and I used his teachings constantly throughout my career. I know he'll be missed.

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