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Frankfort, IL 60423
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“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: DS

“My sympathy to the Kozak family. He lived a long and good life. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Jane Hardel - Tinley Park, IL

“Love you all, Ruthie. Hope they are dancing the Polka...I wonder if they have Pigeons up there? ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Ruth Bulanda - Fort Myers, FL

“So very sorry for the loss of your Father, Grandfather and Great Grandpa. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Heid and Robert Rowley - IL


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Age 95 a resident of Frankfort, IL, former owner of Kozak's Tavern, member of International Polka Association (IPA) and American Racing Pigeon Union (ARPU), passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Irene A. Kozak (nee Sebonia); loving father of James R. Kozak, Linda (Peter) Donzelli, and Michelle (Carmen) Ruffino; cherished grandfather of Ed Ambrose, Jennifer Kozak (Waqas Akkawi), Allison (Bryan) Barham, Joanna, late James, Sophia and Thomas Ruffino; and great grandfather of Ethan, Madison, and Aidan Akkawi, and Luke and Julia Barham; also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL. 60423 on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral service Saturday, October 8, 2016, with chapel prayers at 9:30 AM to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423 for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital would be appreciated. For info www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225