THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gary F. Kozikowski
Gary F. Kozikowski, 72, of Menominee passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 5.
He was born in Menominee on May 22, 1941 to the late Frank and Emily (Maufort) Kozikowski and graduated from Menominee High School Class of 1959. He married the former Irma Lieberth on Sept. 1, 1962 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and the couple recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
He was employed with EP Olsen for 10 years and Beyer Machine for two years, while owning and operating Kozikowski Well & Pump, which was established in 1946 by his father. Retiring in 2003, he enjoyed hunting deer and bear, wood working, gardening, going to hunting camp and spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren who he dearly loved. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Birch Creek and also an honorary member of the Menominee-Ingallston Fire Department.
He is survived by his loving wife, Irma Kozikowski; a son, Bryan (Lisa) Kozikowski; a daughter, Lynn (Tim) Thomsen both of Menominee; three grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Herb (Kathy) Lieberth of Menominee; nieces; nephews; his breakfast buddies and all of the honorary fire department members at the Menominee-Ingallston Fire Department.
Visitation will take place at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Menominee-Ingalleston Fire Department Honorary service will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a Vigil prayer service with Fr. Michael OCran presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of Gary F. Kozikowski on Friday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Birch Creek with Fr. Michael OCran presiding. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.
A memorial fund has been established in Garys name and expressions of sympathy and kindness can be directed to a family member.