Edward J. (1918 - 2007)
Contact: Kipp Kippenhan
----Sources: Marshfield News Tribune
Posted May 10, 2007
Edward J. Kokaly, age 88, of 1714 N. Palmetto Ave., died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at the Marshfield Center.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home in Marshfield. Following the services, military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by the American Legion Post 54 of Marshfield.
Family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Ed was born July 1, 1918, in Marshfield to Martin and Josephine (Smolich) Kokaly. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II from Nov. 25, 1941, until his honorable discharge as a corporal Oct. 23, 1945. Edward and Frances D. Ruzic were united in marriage at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard on Aug. 9, 1947. They farmed in the town of Richfield from 1950 until 1980. After retiring from farming, Ed worked as a security guard for the Marshfield Clinic until 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; three daughters, Frances (John) Polacek of Appleton, Diane (Jeff) Raschke of Clintonville and Kathy (Jeff) Konopacky of Custer; three grandsons; and one sister, Avis Hartman of Normal, Ill.
**Addtional notes: Mr. Kokaly is a brother to Martin Kokaly Jr, who is buried in the National Cemetery, Willard, Hendren Twp. His wife was the sister of Ivan Ruzic Sr.
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