Edward Lewis KICZENSKI
October 13, 1924 – April 26, 2021
Ed Kiczenski Born in Detour Michigan on October 13, 1924, to Joseph and Katherine, died April 26, 2021. He was the last surviving sibling of 13 brothers and sisters raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Survived by wife Barbara Joan, they had just celebrated 71 years of marriage, son Robert Kiczenski (Julie) and grandsons Cole & Jake.
Ed attended Michigan State University, was a member of the track team and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. He proudly served in the Air Force during World War II flying 20 missions over the European Theater of Operations in a B-17 bomber as a ball turret gunner, manning two 50 caliber machine guns.
He worked for a variety of companies in Los Angles, before returning to St. Louis and taking a job at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in 1966. Ed enjoyed going to the family farm in St. James Missouri on the weekends and spending many fun-filled times with family & friends. He loved to grow a garden and had one of the best tomato patches in Town & Country. Ed had a passion for building and fixing things and proudly passed on his vast knowledge & skills to his son and grandsons.
A special thanks to Pathways Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion during his last few months.