Obit: Kowalczyk, Allen J. (1922- 2014)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Kowalczyk, Krezel, Wojcik, Volberg, Cornell, Larsen, Leech, Liszewski, Leshuk, Koperski, Sleeva
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 5/21/2014
Kowalczyk, Allen J. (24 April 1922 - 13 May 2014)
Allen J. Kowalczyk, age 92, of Gilman, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2024, at his home with his family by his side and under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Allen was born April 24, 1922, in the Town of Roosevelt, Taylor County, the son of the late Albert & Agnes (Krezel) Kowalczyk. He grew up in the Town of Roosevelt, farmed on the family farm and also did bulldozing work. He also belonged to the Carpenters Union in Illinois for 35 years. On April 30, 1988 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Wojcik at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Town of Roosevelt Rod & Gun Club, and was on an avid deer hunter in his earlier years.
Allen is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Gilman: step-children: Ted (Cindy) Wojcik, Tom Wojcik, and Tim (Janet) Wojcik, all of Gilman, Laurie (Bob Volberg of Cornell, Leslie (Bradley) Cornell of Jump River, Lisa Wojcik (Morris Larsen) Leech of Gilman, and Todd (Christine) Wojcik of Medford; 19 step-grandchildren; and 17 step-great-grandchildren: two brothers: Edward Kowalczyk of Gilman and Casey (Dolores) Kowalczyk of IL; one sister, Adeline “Pat” Liszewski of Gilman.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Walter, Leonard, and Robert; and two sisters, May Leshuk, and Victoria Koperski.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman, with Fr. Madanu Sleeva officiating. Burial followed in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Lublin. Visitation was Friday morning at the church from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to services.
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