Obit: Kosek, Louis R. (1918 - 2012)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Kosek, Rybicki, Stanuczek, Tauber, Verstegen, Wyrostek
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, February 23 2012, online edition
Kosek, Louis R. (August 25, 1918 - February 19, 2012)
Louis R. Kosek, 93, of Wausau, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Colonial Manor Medical and Rehabilitation Center Wausau.
He was born on August 25, 1918 in St. Joseph, Missouri, to the late Anton and Anna (Stanuczek) Kosek.
Louis honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the battles and campaigns of Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Northern Appennines and Po Valley, earning him a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Five Battle Stars. He, also, was in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Perkinstown from 1935-1936.
Louis married Deloris Tauber on November 2, 1946 in Medford. Louie was known to many in the Wausau area as "Louie the Barber." He owned and operated Louie's Barber Shop on the corner of 6th Avenue and Thomas Street in Wausau for many years.
He enjoyed bowling, playing pool, fishing, hunting, solving the daily crossword puzzles in the local newspaper and visiting with his regular customers at the barber shop.
Louis is survived by his wife, Deloris, Wausau; sister, Rose Wyrostek, Chicago, Ill.; brother-in-law, Ronald (Margaret) Tauber, Appleton; several nieces and nephews; and very special friend, Debbie Verstegen, Appleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Stanley, Frank and Joseph; and four sisters, Sophie, Josephine, Helen and Stephanie.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 1104 S. 9th Ave., Wausau. Rev. David Rybicki will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Montgomery Post No. 10 at the church.
The family wishes to thank Colonial Manor and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice for the loving care and support they provided to Louis and Deloris.
Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com.
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