OBITUARY

Leo Leonard Komosa

May 22, 1942May 8, 2018
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Early Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018, Leo Komosa died at home surrounded by his wife of nearly 50 years, Barbara (Wiener) of Marengo, and their two children, Eve Komosa (Darrin Kimbler) of Ironwood, MI, and Eric Komosa of Cookeville, TN. He was 75. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Dolores Komosa of Arvada, CO; brother-in-law, William Wiener of Elko, NV; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was born May 22, 1942 in Chicago, the son of Laverne (Conklin) and Henry Komosa. He attended St. Mel High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a B.S. in Business. He then worked for Combined Insurance Company of America and Aon as a disaster recovery specialist until retirement in 1999. He and Barbara moved to Marengo in 2006. In his younger life he loved to camp, fish, and hunt, especially in Colorado and Wyoming. As family life kept him closer to home he golfed frequently with a wide circle of friends. He also enjoyed woodworking, machining, rockhounding, and was an avid reader. He took great joy in helping his children with their homework, and cultivated Eve's interest in science and Eric's in writing. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend and will be remembered for his generous personality, intelligence, and unpretentious sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Henry Komosa Jr.; aunt, Opal (Conklin) Stieglemeyer; uncle, Elmer Conklin; and many relatives and beloved friends. Visitation will be from 1 to 5pm on Friday, May 11 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. There will be a service at 4pm. Memorials may be made to JourneyCare Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara (Wiener) Komosa, Wife
  • Eve Komosa (Darrin Kimbler), Daughter
  • Eric Komosa, Son
  • Dolores Komosa, Sister-in-law
  • William Wiener, Brother-in-law
  • Henry Komosa, Father
  • Laverne (Conklin) Komosa, Mother
  • Henry Komosa Jr., Brother
  • Opal (Conklin) Stieglemeyer, Aunt
  • Elmer Conklin, Uncle

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Prayer Service Friday, May 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leo Leonard Komosa

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Bob bondiman

May 11, 2018

I joined Aon in November 1984 and worked closely with Leo in my early years. He showed me around the company and was a good companion and fellow worker. I want to express my sincere condolences to his family.

Arthur & Sophia Tuckman

May 11, 2018

Leo was a great friend and colleague. We spent many years together at CICA. We drank, we played cards, we golfed, we laughed, we always had a good time. We will miss him. Rest in peace. Art and Sophia Tuckman

Reno Lovison

May 11, 2018

Very sorry to hear of Leo's passing. Leo and I first met when I golfed over many years with the Combined Insurance group on Wednesday evenings. We had a lot of fun. I remember he regripped my clubs for me one time. Later he joined a monthly friendly poker group that was started by me and Bob Solomon, and that continued our friendship for several more years until Leo moved. The group is still together and we often joke about how Leo would grumble and complain about a certain poker variation we like to play that he hated. He gifted me a box of poker chips that I used for a few poker tournaments and continue to use during my annual Super Bowl Poker Party which he also attended a few times. I think he may have made the box. It's a bit beat up now but it is in my office and I can see it now as I write this. My deepest condolences to his wife Barbara, his family and his many friends. We will remember him fondly. Reno

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Biography

Early Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018, Leo Komosa died at home surrounded by his wife of nearly 50 years, Barbara (Wiener) of Marengo, and their two children, Eve Komosa (Darrin Kimbler) of Ironwood, MI, and Eric Komosa of Cookeville, TN. He was 75. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Dolores Komosa of Arvada, CO; brother-in-law, William Wiener of Elko, NV; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
He was born May 22, 1942 in Chicago, the son of Laverne (Conklin) and Henry Komosa. He attended St. Mel High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a B.S. in Business. He then worked for Combined Insurance Company of America and Aon as a disaster recovery specialist until retirement in 1999. He and Barbara moved to Marengo in 2006.
In his younger life he loved to camp, fish, and hunt, especially in Colorado and Wyoming. As family life kept him closer to home he golfed frequently with a wide circle of friends. He also enjoyed woodworking, machining, rockhounding, and was an avid reader. He took great joy in helping his children with their homework, and cultivated Eve's interest in science and Eric's in writing. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend and will be remembered for his generous personality, intelligence, and unpretentious sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Henry Komosa Jr.; aunt, Opal (Conklin) Stieglemeyer; uncle, Elmer Conklin; and many relatives and beloved friends.