The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Kopasz, Louise E.
Louise E. Kopasz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2005 - Louise E. Kopasz, passed away Jan. 6, 2005. She is preceded in death by her brother, Harold Sandkuhl, 1954. Louise is survived by her husband, Steve, with whom they celebrated 57 years together; sons, Steve Jr., Fairplay, Colo., Lynn (Sandra), Colorado Springs, Colo., Leo (Lillie), Grand Junction, Colo., Bruce (Jeanne), Black Forest, Colo., Dane (Sylvia), Bellvue, Colo., John (Karla), Parker, Colo., and Harold, Boone, Colo.. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Remines Gibson, of Kenton, Ohio and Pansy McPheron, of St. Mary's, Ohio ; sisters-in-law Joann Reber, Elyria, Ohio and Betty Bruce, Amherst, Ohio. Louise is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who were all very special to her. Louise attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She graduated from Southern Colorado State College in 1966 and taught middle school for 17 years in Pueblo. After retirement, she and Steve helped some of their family build their own homes. She entered and won baking contests at the Colorado State Fair, went to national bake offs three times and once winning a national contest with her grandson. Viewing, 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Kopel, Mary
Mary Kopel - Huerfano World - October 13, 1910 - Died at McNally, Colo., Friday Oct. 7, 1910, Mary Kopel, age 23 years.

Kopelas, John
John Kopelas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: John Kopelas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. John Kopelas: Greek, age 31, married with three surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Kopera, Eva Mary
Eva Mary Kopera - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - October 01, 1995 - Eva Mary Kopera, 75, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sept. 28, 1995, at a Colorado Springs hospital. She was a homemaker. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's, with the Rev. Ben Bacino officiating. Burial will be at South St. Mary's Cemetery. Boies Almont Memorial Chapel of Walsenburg is handling arrangements. Mrs. Kopera was born July 22, 1920, in Walsenburg to John and Nellie Dunich. Mrs. Kopera was married Sept. 28, 1940, in Raton, N.M., to Frank "Cop" Kopera, who is deceased. She lived in Colorado Springs for 23 years. She is survived by six daughters, Darleen Zanon of California, Charleen McGuire of Grand Junction, Jeanette Scuzzaro of California, Georgeen Rose of New York, Joleen Correnti of Walsenburg, and Annette Robinson of Virginia; one son, Frank John Jr. of Colorado Springs; and two sisters, Rose Steffani and Millie Matteo of Walsenburg.

Kopera, Frank John Jr.
Frank John Kopera Jr. - Huerfano World - July 20, 2000 - Frank John Kopera Jr., of Colorado Springs died Jane 28, 2000. Born Jan. 7, 1957 in Walsenburg to the late, Frank John Sr., and Eva Mary Kopera, he is survived by six sisters, including, Jolene Correnti of Walsenburg. A memorial service was from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, July 7.

Kopine, Joe
Joe Kopine - Huerfano World - July 27, 2000 - Card of Thanks - Sentiment - Our love, Josephine, Rosalie, Dawn and family and Kali and family.

Kopine, Louis Jr.
Louis Kopine Jr. - Huerfano World - November 11, 1999 - Louis Kopine Jr., of La Veta and Yuma, died November 4, 1999 in the Yuma District Hospital. Born in Canon City October 18, 1906, the son of the late Alois Kopena and Francis Strauss, who both immigrated from Yugoslavia, he was one of five children. Mr. Kopine worked in the coal and mineral mines during his youth. He also repaired small engines and did minor repair on vehicles. He was in business with his brother, Joe, operating a Phillips 66 Service Station in La Veta for several years. He served as Councilman and mayor for the Town of La Veta for 24 years, three terms as mayor. He served on the Huerfano County Water Conservancy Board of Directors as president and chairman for many years. He served as a member of Huerfano County Board of Adjustments and was also a member of the La Veta Rotary Club. Mr. Kopine married Alice Klikus December 20, 1930. He is survived by his wife, Alice, Yuma; one daughter, Dorothy Blach Yuma; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother, Joe Kopine, Golden; a sister Alice Snyder, San Francisco, CA; nephews and nieces, grand nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral service was from Christ the King Catholic Church Monday in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Koporic, Joseph
Joseph Koporic – Carbonate Chronicle – February 24, 1919 – Joseph Koporic – Joseph Koporic, also known as Joe Kaports, died yesterday at Pueblo, a message to the Moynahan and O'Malia Undertaking Company announced last night. His body will be brot here tonight on Rio Grande train No. 1 for burial. Kaports, who was about 40 years old, was formerly a rancher here near Crystal Lakes. He was adjudged insane October 16 last, released in care of his wife, and then retaken into charge last month after he wandered away into Iowa gulch and gave a searching party a long chase. His wife and two children live here on Brooklyn Heights. Kaports was born in Austria. Carbonate Chronicle – February 24, 1919 – The funeral of the late Joseph Koporic, who died at Pueblo Wednesday and whose remains were brot here last night on Rio Grande train No. 1, will take place Sunday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's church. The cortege will leave the family home on Brooklyn Heights at 9:30 o'clock. Carbonate Chronicle – March 3, 1919 – Joseph Koporic – Joseph Koporic, formerly a rancher near Crystal Lakes, who died at Pueblo Wednesday in his fortieth year, was buried yesterday morning in St. Joseph's cemetery, following funeral rites observed at 9:30 at St. Joseph's church. The casket was taken to the church from the family home on Brooklyn Heights, where the late rancher's wife and two children mourn his loss. A large gathering of friends followed the hearse on the short journey to the church, and later their carriages formed a long procession on the way to the cemetery. The Rev. Father Judnic celebrated the requiem high mass at the church. Acting as pall bearers were Stephen Frankovic, Peter Briski, Michael Mayerie, John Stribler, Paul Francak and Joseph Mihlie. A large delegation of members of St. Peter's and St. Barbara's societies attended the services. Their beautiful large floral designs were conspicuous among the many beautiful tributes of this nature which surrounded the casket.

Koppin, Lawrence L.
Dr. Lawrence L. Koppin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Dr. Lawrence L. Koppin was ushered into the presence of his Lord after a sudden illness. On the day of his death he enjoyed his favorite hobby in a round of golf with his wife of 30 years, Mary, of the family home. He is survived by his former wife, Lillian Koppin; mother of daughters, Martha (Ralph) Garren, Pueblo, and Jeannie Cook of Juno Beach, Fla. His chosen sons and daughters are, Terri (Dan) O'Clair of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Tom Todd Jr. of San Jose, Calif., Greg (Jeannie) Todd of Silverthorne, Colo., Ed Koppin (Norma) of Colorado Springs, and Toni Koppin of Pueblo West. He is survived by his brother, Vaughan (Betty) Koppin of Sun City West, Ariz. Dr. Koppin's grandchildren include 10 granddaughters, three grandsons, and two great-grandsons. He will be missed by his good friend and golfing partner, Dr. Gregorio Kort. While in the Navy, he earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering at Iowa State University, followed by a Master of Arts of Bob Jones University. He then went to seminary at Grace Theological in Indiana for a master of divinity degree. While pastoring a church in Flint, Mich., he earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in counseling psychology. He retired from Colorado State Hospital in 1989 as Director of Forensic Research and Management Information. Dr. Koppin always said his best years at the hospital were his 10 years as Division Director of Alcoholic Treatment Center and his work with accreditation teams. At the time of his death he was a member of Prairie Avenue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and youth Sunday School teacher. For many years he actively supported InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Christian Research Institute's Bible Answer Man, exchanging scholarly correspondence with both ministries. There will be no viewing, with cremation at his request. Family will receive friends at George McCarthy Historic Chapel following the evening memorial service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Daniel Searcy officiating.

Koppin, Mary Katherine
Dr. Mary Katherine Koppin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2001 - Beloved mother and friend, passed away March 17, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo., following a short illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1937, in La Junta, Colo. Throughout her life she enjoyed being with people and in recent months enjoyed a family reunion with her large family and a cruise with her daughters and granddaughter. As a young, single mother, Mary put herself through nursing school. She continued her education after her marriage to Dr. Lawrence L. Koppin, June 7, 1969, and in 1991 earned her doctorate in public administration. She lectured internationally as a member of the International Society for Law and Psychiatry. She retired in 1998. Her independent spirit helped her to achieve professional success during a long career at Colorado State Hospital. Mary was preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Dr. Lawrence L. Koppin. Survivors include her children, Terri O'Clair (Dan) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Tom Todd of San Jose, Calif., Greg Todd (Jeannie) of Silverthorne, Colo., Ed Koppin (Norma) of Colorado Springs, and Toni Koppin (Laurie Spehar) of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Marisa Hill, Brittany and Kelsey Todd, Neal, Nick and Gabrielle Koppin. She also leaves an extended family of loved ones and many dear friends. Her sense of humor, strength and faith inspired all who knew her. In her final year she greatly enjoyed the companionship of her puppy, Timothy. She was active in church and politics and enjoyed golf. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkview Pulmonary Rehab program through the Parkview Foundation, 1600 N. Grand, Suite 120, Pueblo, Colo. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave., on Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m.

Korb, Robert Mesker
Robert Mesker Korb - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1999 - Robert Mesker Korb, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 28, 1999. He was born in Evansville, Ind., June 23, 1910, to Robert and Theckla Korb. He and his father established the Bear Axle Wheel Service in Pueblo in 1936 and he ran the business until his retirement at the age of 70. He graduated from the State Agricultural College of Colorado in 1934 and served as a captain in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of War in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of the family home; four children, Mary Beth Rosen of Hailey, Idaho, Robert Korb III of Ketchum, Idaho, Daniel Allen Korb of Fort Collins, and Barbara Mollineaux of Hailey, Idaho; five grandchildren, Matthew Rosen, Andrew Rosen, Danielle Korb, Lindsay Mollineaux and Bob Mollineaux. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends in the Woodbridge Room immediately following the service.

Korber, Dorothy Jean
Dorothy Jean Korber - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1999 - Dorothy Jean Korber, Pueblo resident last 52 years, passed away Oct. 13, 1999. Born June 9, 1925, in Walworth, Wis., to Nettie Reek Liedle. She grew up on the family farm, and was valedictorian of the 1943 Lake Geneva High School class. Graduate of University of Wisconsin in 1947 and earned her masters degree from Central Michigan University in 1982. She moved to Pueblo in 1947 and married Donald H. Korber in 1950. Employed by the Community Blood Bank as a medical technologist, then worked at Parkview Hospital as a medical technologist and was a supervisor at the time of her retirement. Survived by children, Mary Ann (Jim) Agler, North Platte, Neb., Daniel W. (Margaret) Korber, Canon City, and James J. (Dianne) Korber, Grand Junction; special friend, Walter E. Larkin, Pueblo; and sister, Julia (George) Belland, Walworth, Wis. Also survived by four grandchildren, Daniel J. Helberg, Greensboro, N.C., Patricia L. Korber, Durango, Kari A. Korber, Canon City, and Erika J. Plumb, Naperville, Ill. Cremation with memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. The family will receive friends for a luncheon at the Drugstore, 112 W. Second, following the service.

Korber, Hazel G.
Hazel G. Korber - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2005 - Hazel G. Korber was born on Oct. 20, 1904, in Salida, and died Sept. 11, 2005, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Korber; and her grandson, Fred A. McConnell. She is survived by her daughter, Frieda M. McConnell; son, David M. and Judy Korber; grandchildren, David Jr. and Jerri Korber, Kim and Monica Korber, Kristine Korber, Dana Korber; and great-granddaughter, Kortney Korber; also survived by special nephew, John Korber; special friend, Mary Taylor; and grand-nieces and nephews. Hazel moved to Pueblo from Howard, Colo., to attend high school and she graduated from Central High School on June 2, 1921. She was a homemaker and known for her dinners, canned fruits and vegetables, pies, cakes, and homemade bread. She was also known for her sewing and quilting. Hazel was a longtime active member of Mesa Baptist Church, which later became Calvary Baptist Church. She was the longest living member of Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to the Life Care Center of Pueblo. Donations may be made in Hazel's memory to a charity of your choice.

Korman, William Frederick Jr.
William Fredrick Korman Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain – August 6, 2006 -William Frederick Korman Jr., 50, of Loveland, Colo., passed away Aug. 2, 2006, at his residence. He was born Jan. 30, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo., to William Frederick Korman Sr. and Darlene Thurston. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He moved to Loveland in 1997 from Aurora, Colo. He married Lori Lynn Mueske in Loveland, Colo., March 31, 2006. He was a front end and brake mechanic. He enjoyed racing cars, fishing, biking, chocolate, watching NASCAR races and will be missed by many people. He is survived by his wife, Lori Korman of Loveland, Colo.; daughter, Chantel Cherie Korman of Tempe, Ariz.; son, William Korman III of Loveland; stepson, Douglas Steven Mangeris of Loveland; mother, Darlene Thurston of Gresham, Ore.; brothers, Bobby Korman and wife, Roseanne, of Jacksonville, Fla., David Korman of Sandy, Ore.; sisters, Kimmy LaRusso of Westminster, Colo., Kammy Emerson and husband, Scott, of Gresham, Ore. He was preceded in death by his father, William Frederick Korman Sr. A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3800 Mountain Lion Drive, Loveland, Colo. Interment, Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Larimer County or American Cancer Society in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.

Kormendi, Helen M.
Helen M. Kormendi – Albuquerque Journal – April 8, 1998 - Helen M. Kormendi, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1969, died Sunday, April 5, 1998. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Hicks of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Deborah Langley of Trinidad, CO, and Douglas Hicks of Hobbs, NM; great-granddaughter, Ashlee Hicks of Albuquerque; sisters, Lucille Eliason of DeSoto, TX and Hilda Malone of Parma, OH; brother-in-law, William Kormendi of Euclid, OH; and many other family and friends. Mrs. Kormendi was a volunteer for many years at the Anna Kaseman Hospital gift shop. She taught china painting at the Palo Duro Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Kormendi was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Rosary will be celebrated Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE with Sister Bea Hunt and Judy Kruse, reciting. Services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7500 Paseo Del Norte NE with Paul Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Koroghlian, Dirkan
Dirkan Koroghlian - Huerfano World - July 28, 2005 - Hiker Found - Based on circumstantial evidence and family reports, Huerfano County Search and Rescue Coordinator Hans Buljong, said the body of a Santa Fe, MN., man recovered from the north base of Mt. Blanca, Dirkan Koroghlian, 55, apparently fell to his death on his descent down the Colorado mountain. Huerfano County Coroner Delia Duran said Monday his family positively identified him. He had left his vehicle at the Lily Lake Trailhead, according to Buljong. "We have definite proof that he probably got to the top of Blanca and probably fell on the way down," Buljong stated, noting Koroghlian's name was on Blanca summit register of successful climbers. It was undetermined how far he fell. Koroghlian's family reported him missing July 21. Search and Rescue teams from Huerfano, Custer, El Paso, Jefferson and Park counties spent the better part of two days searching for the hiker. Thunderstorms and lightning hindered the first day's search efforts.

Koroshetz, Louis J.
Louis J. Koroshetz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2000 - Louis J. Koroshetz, age 70, born Dec. 18,1929, in Leadville, Colo., passed away Oct. 17, 2000. Mr. Koroshetz is survived by his mother, Isabelle Koroshetz of Canon City; wife, Jackie; sons, Mark, Paul, Chris and Ken; and brother, Adolph J. (Phillis) Koroshetz. Also survived by granddaughters, Amber and Michelle; and niece, Ann (Brian) Carlson and their sons. He is preceded in death by his father, Adolph M. and brother, Robert Charles Koroshetz. He graduated from Capitol College of Pharmacy in 1948 and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean Conflict. After the war, he worked as a pharmacist in several different cities in Colorado and was part owner of T & K Pharmacy in Leadville and the Medicine Shoppe in Pueblo. Louis retired from the Safeway Pharmacy in 1992 and then worked part time at Blende Drug until ill health forced him to retire again. He was a life member of the DAV. and BPOE No. 236, a member of the Colorado Pharmacy Association, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degrees and the Eagles Lodge. Mr. Koroshetz held memberships in Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Rosemount Museum, Pueblo Zoological Gardens, Greenway Nature Center, Pueblo Art Guild and Gallery 106. He was a Eucharistic Minister at the Shrine of St. Therese, where he served on several committees including the building committee. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Please omit food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund or the Colorado Pharmacy Association Scholarship Fund in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Koroshetz, Paul C.
Paul C. Koroshetz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2006 - Paul C. Koroshetz, 43, passed away March 24, 2006. Survived by his mother, Jackie Koroshetz; fiancée, Heather Thompson, both of Pueblo; brothers, Mark (Sue) Koroshetz of Cedaredge, Colo., Christopher Koroshetz of Virginia Beach, Va. and Kenneth Koroshetz of California; aunt and uncle, Phyllis and Adolph Koroshetz of Canon City; cousin, Ann Bryan Carlson and family of Westminster, Colo.; and nieces, Amber, Michelle, Melissa and Jenifer. Preceded in death by his father, Louis J. Koroshetz; and grandparents, Isabelle and Adolf Koroshetz, Jack and Elizabeth Costanza and Dorothy (Flanders) Jack Renninson. Paul was born Sept. 7, 1962, in Leadville, Colo. He was an artist whose passion was for his fiancée, his artwork, music and spirituality. He was know for his dinosaur murals and taught airbrush at Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Those who desire may make memorials to Friends of Dinosaur Ridge through Montgomery & Steward.

Korte, Mike
Mike Korte - Daily Press - November 20, 2002 - Victorville, CA - Lt. Col. Mike Korte, USAF Retired, 69, of Lynn Haven, Fla., passed away Nov. 16, 2002, at his home. He was born in Trinidad, Colo., and lived in Lynn Haven for 13 years, moving from Victorville. Lt. Col. Korte retired after 28 years in the U.S. Air Force. He previously had served four years in the U.S. Navy. Lt. Col. Korte served three tours in Vietnam as a fighter pilot, flying over 138 combat missions. He holds the Air Force record for the most combat time in the F-104. He also participated in the first non-stop intercontinental flight with in-flight refueling from California to Spain. Lt. Col. Korte was a member of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, and was very proud of his Native American Indian heritage and enjoyed Indian beadwork hobbies. He is survived by his wife, Sara Frances (Holland) of Lynn Haven, Fla.; two sons McMeekin Arthur Korte and his wife Lory of Okeecheebee, Fla. and James Andrew Korte of Birmingham, Ala.; one daughter Sara Ann (Korte) Mitchell and her husband Col. William Mitchell of Fairfax Station, Va.; two sisters Stella Lumpkin of Centennial, Colo. and Dolly Rose of Reno, Nev.; one step-brother Ronnie Homan of Woodbridge, Va.; four grandchildren Jordan Harris and Landon Turner Korte of Alexander City, Ala., William Korte and Sara Madison Mitchell, both of Fairfax Station, Va. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 2403 Harrison Ave. in Panama City, Fla., with a military chaplain officiating and full military honors conducted by the Tyndall Air Force Base Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the scholarship fund for the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association (RRVA National Office, Attn. Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 882, Booth Bay Harbor, ME 04538). Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home at 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405 is handling arrangements.

Kosak, Jerni
Jerni Kosak – Durango Democrat – September 4, 1907 – Body of the dead Austrian Kosak will be shipped to Pueblo tomorrow accompanied by his son. The wife and mother resides in Pueblo where services and interment will take place under auspices of Knights of St. John. Note: This is believed to be Jerni Kosak buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Kosarek, Rose Alice
Rose Alice Kosarek - Huerfano World - February 26, 2004 - Rose Alice Kosarek died on Feb. 21, 2004 in Denver, CO. She was born Dec. 27, 1903 in Pryor, CO to Michael and Anna (Soltis) Hudran, one of 11 children. Rose married Ernest Kosarek on Jan. 8, 1927 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg and they had two children. Ernest died June 17, 1942, and Rose moved to Denver 10 years later where she lived for the remainder of her life. Rose enjoyed a variety of activities. She liked to garden and read. She loved to cook and can foods and for a time cooked at St. Mary's rectory. She was devoted to her favorite Soap Opera, until her eyesight faded. Rose is survived by her children, Frances M. Kosarek and Ernest "Bud" Kosarek; siblings, Helen Alberici, Katie Bailey and Christine Bailey; grandchildren, Stephen P. and Chuck Kosarek; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband and seven siblings, Anna McAllister, Willie Hudran, Mike Hudran, Mary Beres, Sue Solomon, George Hudran and Harry Hudran. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church; interment followed at St. Mary Cemetery, both in Walsenburg. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery in Denver.

Kosch, Mary Eurich
Mary Eurich Kosch – Colorado Springs Gazette – July 7, 1991 - Mary Eurich Kosch, 88, of Ramah died July 4, 1991, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Calhan, with the Rev. James F. Halloran officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Calhan. Nolan Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mrs. Kosch was born Sept. 10, 1902, in Ramah to Michael and Elizabeth (Jusko) Eurich. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Calhan. Mrs. Kosch was married May 6, 1923, in Calhan to John Kosch, who is deceased. She is survived by four daughters, Loraine Milstead and Delores Kosch, both of Sioux Falls, and Alice Pascarell and Lillian Howes, both of Lakewood; two brothers, Steve Eurich of Ramah and Tom Eurich of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She had two daughters, Ann Johnston and Dorothy Kosch, who are deceased.

Koschke, Jimmy Dean
Jimmy Dean Koschke – Pueblo Chieftain – September 22, 2006 - Jimmy Dean Koschke, 71, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006. Jim was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Knowles, Okla., to George and Ida Koschke, who preceded him in death; along with his first wife, Betty Koschke; brothers, Ed, Bill, Lester and Dee Wayne; sisters, June Urban and Joy Rambo. Survived by his loving wife, Mary L. Koschke; children, Teresa (John) Sims, Jimmy (Pam) Koschke, James (Jaton) Asbury, Chuck (Susan) Asbury, Debi (Tim) Thielemier, Dee Dee (Bob) Young, Kristi (Richard) Garcia; grandchildren, Cassie, Chris and Ben Koschke, Brian and Steven Asbury, Steven Miera, Belinda and Ryan Asbury, Daniel and Rebecca Johnston, Jaymi Mudd, Vicki (Shawn), and Robby Young; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and sister, Grace Hester. Jim worked and retired from the CF&I Rail Mill after 30 years of service. He loved playing golf, fishing, hunting, spending time with all his family, barbecue's and holidays. We will all miss him dearly. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Doug at Centura Home Health Care, and the Health Care Professionals. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Drive Smart Pueblo Child Safety Car Seat Program for the purchase of car seats.

Koseck, Thelma R.
Thelma R. (Ross) Koseck - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1986 - Thelma R. (Ross) Koseck, late of 107 N. Frazier, Florence, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1986. Survived by mother, Mary Ross; one sister, Daverne (Frank) Strubel, Florence; two nephews, one niece, six great-nieces and great-nephews and several aunts and uncles. Funeral mass, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, St. Benedict Catholic Church. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, with the Revs. Michael Murray and Bernard Gervais concelebrating.

Kosernik, John
John Kosernik - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: John Kosernik is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists John Kosernik as an Austrian, age 28, and married. He was working as a "track layer" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Koshak, Jennie M.
Jennie M. "Honey" Koshak - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2001 - Age 84, born Jan. 3, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 28, 2001. Mrs. Koshak is preceded in death by her parents, John and Johanna Kochevar; husband, Rudy "Kudy" Koshak; and sister, Rose Kochevar. She is survived by her son, Richard (Jeannie) Koshak, Pueblo; grandchildren, Kristi (Bill) Sitzman, Greeley, and Richard L. (Liz Meer) Koshak Jr., Fort Collins; great-grandchildren, Craig and Paige Sitzman, Greeley, and Jera Koshak, Fort Collins; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Koshak was a member of St. Mary Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass Monday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Veryl Hodges. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in care of the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the Roselawn Reception Hall following the Mass.

Koshak, Jessie J.
Jessie J. Koshak - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - Jessie J. Koshak, age 89, passed away Aug. 8, 2000. She was born on Jan. 28, 1911, to Frank and Mary Kochevar, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Koshak is preceded in death also by her husband, Stanley "Dix" Koshak. She is survived by her son, Harvey (Sandi Cox) Koshak, Pueblo; grandchildren, Kenneth (Juley) Koshak and Karen (Mike) Griebel; great-grandchildren, Michael, Mitchell and Kendell Griebel and Tory Scott Koshak; and brother, Edward (Katherine) Kochevar; as well as several nieces and nephews. Jessie is preceded in death also by her grandson, Scott Koshak, and three brothers. Jessie loved her family, working in her yard and traveling. She was a member of St. Joseph Lodge No. 7, the Slovenian Women's Union of America and St. Mary Church parish, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or to a pet care facility of the donor's choice in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Koshak, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Koshak - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2000 - Rose Marie Koshak, 71, passed away Nov. 25, 2000. Mrs. Koshak is preceded in death by her husband, Matt J. Koshak, 1960. Survived by sons, Frank (Marilyn) Koshak, John (Nikki) Koshak, and Bob Koshak and Lou Ann Koshak, all of Pueblo. Also survived by eight grandchildren and sister, Berniece Mihelich, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Prayer Garden in her memory.

Kosich, Frank
Frank Kosich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Frank Kosich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Frank Kosich: Austrian, age 36, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Kosich, Joe
Joe Kosich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Joe Kosich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Joe Kosich: Austrian, age 25, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Koski, Arvid
Arvid Koski - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1987 - Arvid Koski. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Complete notice later.

Kosley, Richard Jay
Richard Jay Kosley - - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 20, 1991 - Richard Jay Kosley, 56, of Colorado Springs died Friday of cancer at a local hospital. He worked for the City of Colorado Springs in water regulation and treatment. He previously worked in banking. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., with the Rev. Gary McCluskey officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Airport Road and Academy Boulevard. Swan-Law Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Mr. Kosley was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Ramah to Andrew and Anna (Lemesany) Kosley. He had lived in Colorado Springs for 32 years. Mr. Kosley served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and a member and secretary of the Pikes Peak Lutheran Men's Bowling league for 15 years. Mr. Kosley was married Sept. 7, 1958, in Calhan to Ruth Lindt, who survives. Mr. Kosley also is survived by two sons, Randall J. and Russell Scott, both of Colorado Springs; seven brothers, Tom, Ray, Ernie and Larry, all of Colorado Springs, Jim of Pueblo, Leo of Limon, and Andy of Philadelphia; six sisters, Mary Nice, Emma Fuller, Anna Ashcroft, Agnes Gotch and Barbara Watts, all of Colorado Springs, and Loretta Molner of Ramah. Mr. Kosley had a son, Ricky Dale, who died before him. Contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs 80907 or the National Cancer Institute for Research, Financial Branch, Building 31, Room 11-A16, Bethesda, Md. 20892.

Kosmas, Blodwyn
Blodwyn Kosmas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1999 - Blodwyn Kosmas passed away March 10, 1999, in Walsenburg. Blodwyn was born April 4, 1900, in Tredgar, South Wales, to Morgan Williams and Amelia Thomas Williams. She came to this country as a small child with her family and grew up in Cokedale, Colo. As a young woman she was employed in the Company Store in Cokedale and later was co-owner of Constantine's Store. Mrs. Kosmas was preceded in death by her husband, Constantine "Gus" Kosmas, in 1988, and is survived by her neighbors and friends in Walsenburg. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 1999, in the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg with Rev. Eugene Schultz officiating. Huerfano World - March 18, 1999 - Blodwyn Kosmas, 98, of Walsenburg, died March 10, 1999. Born April 4, 1900 in Tredgar, South Wales, she came to this country as a small child with her father and grew up in Cokedale. As a young woman she was employed in the company store of Cokedale and later was co-owner of Constantine's Store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Constantine "Gus" Kosmas in 1988. She is survived by her neighbors and friends in Walsenburg. Graveside service was held Monday in Masonic Cemetery.

Koss, Helen Margaret
Helen Margaret Koss - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2003 - Helen Margaret Koss passed away Sept. 16, 2003 in Huntersville, N.C. at the home of her daughter, Janiece Cameron. A native of Pueblo, Margaret was born March 11, 1916 to Robert and Mary K. Hopkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert “Bud” Hopkins; husband, Earnest Koss; and son, Dennis M. Laydon. She is survived by her daughter, Janiece Cameron of North Carolina; grandson, Robert (Amy) Cameron of Englewood, Colo.; granddaughter, Janelle (Andy) Groff of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughter, Kim (Heath) Strawn of Thornton, Colo.; grandson, Joseph Laydon, also of Thornton; and granddaughter, Brenda (Clay) McWhorter of New Mexico; great-grandchildren, Payton and Nicholus Strawn, Joseph and Chandler Laydon, and Josh Brewer; step-daughter, Pam Koss of Pueblo; step-son Allen Koss of Chicago, Ill., extended family, Bill and Helen Parker, children and grandchildren of Pueblo; as well as numerous cousins and friends. Margaret, who retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1977, was a member of the DAR and a life member of NARFE. She enjoyed playing cards, trips to Cripple Creek, crocheting, knitting and making crafts for her little friends and family. She also did considerable foreign travel. A gathering of friends and family will be held in Pueblo in Margaret's memory at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Margaret's name to the Pueblo Zoo, City Park, Pueblo, CO 81003; the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Charlotte, P.O. Box 601597, Charlotte, NC 28260-1597; or Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Koss, Paul
Paul Koss - Durango Herald - March 2, 2005 - Paul Koss died of a heart attack on Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in Phoenix. He was 69. Mr. Koss was born on July 10, 1935, in Trinidad, to Frank and Edith Koss. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Durango High School in 1953, where he was awarded "Most Outstanding Athlete" of his class. While attending Denver University, Mr. Koss played football and graduated in 1957. Afterwards, he served in the U.S. Army for two years and then returned to earn his master's degree in education. He coached the offensive line at Cherry Creek High School while in Denver, and also met his wife, Connie. They were married in January 1962. When he moved back to Durango, Mr. Koss opened a pizzeria called The Pizza House, the first pizza delivery in Durango. He later purchased land on the old U.S. Highway 160 and built The Villa Restaurant, which operated from 1965 until he sold it in 1977 to pursue other business opportunities. Although his first wife died of cancer on April 11, 1967, Mr. Koss continued to raise four children and run the restaurant. Survivors include his second wife, Jeanne Marie of Phoenix; sons Doug Koss of Silver City, N.M., Shawn Koss of Durango and Stein Koss of Phoenix; brother Jules Koss of Durango; three granddaughters; and one grandson. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A celebration of Mr. Koss' life will follow from noon to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made in Mr. Koss' name to the Durango High School Weight Room, 2390 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301. Questions can be directed to Steve Thyfault at 259-1630, ext. 2136.

Kostszewa, James
James “Jim” Kostszewa – Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 2006 - James "Jim" Kostszewa, age 71, passed away on Oct. 18, 2006 in Pueblo, Colo. James was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Omaha, Neb., to Leo and Virginia (Rokus) Kostszewa. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad. James loved to fish and was an expert craftsman. He also was an active member of Sky Corral. He is survived by loving wife of almost 29 years, Judy Kostszewa; mother, Virginia Kostszewa; children, Chris Kostszewa, Kenn Kostszewa, Tom (Hope) Kostszewa, all of Omaha, Neb.; sisters, Leona Era and Virginia Kostszewa, both of Omaha, Neb.; brothers, Jack (Marlene) Kostszewa, La Palma, Calif., Bob Kostszewa and Don (Diane) Kostszewa, both of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren; father and mother-in-law, John and Jean Zupancic, Pueblo West; and brother-in-law, John Zupancic of Pueblo. James was preceded in death by his father and infant grandson. At his request, there will be no service.

Kotlar, Anna C.
Anna C. Kotlar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1998 - Anna C. Kotlar, age 93, passed away Feb. 13, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Peter S. Kotlar, April 22, 1984. Survived by her children, Dorothy E. Skoff and Florence M. (Warren) Abbate, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Stephen J. Skoff, Pueblo, Julie (Dan) Willging, Denver, Eugenia (Dan) Thurston, Pueblo, Alysia (Ron) Ivan, Pueblo, and Claudia (John) Craig of Olney, Md.- great-grandchildren, Kelli, Jamie, Jennifer, Jeannie and Alex- sister, Alice Kelly of Derby, Kan. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. At Mrs. Kotlar's request, there will be no viewing.

Kottal, Rose Ruth
Rose Ruth Kottal - Wilson County News - April 13, 2004 - Floresville, TX - Rose Ruth Kottal, 85, of Bremerton died May 19, 2000, at Harrison Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1914, in Gulnare, Colo., to John and Maria (Marolt) Russ. She enjoyed flower gardening and knitting. Survivors include two sons, Basil R. Lanterno of Bremerton and Joseph "Bob" Lanterno of Anderson, Calif.; one stepson, Harvey E. Kottal of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Frances Healy and Dorothy Aguirre, both of Colorado, and Julie Asmus of California; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Basil Lanterno, in 1952; her second husband, Charles E. Kottal, in 1986; a daughter, Mary Lou Meister; two brothers; and three sisters. A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel with interment following at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Kottenstette, Grace Cecilia
Grace Cecilia Kottenstette - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2006 - Grace Cecilia Kottenstette, 93, of Pueblo, went to her heavenly home on Jan. 10, 2006. Grace was born Aug. 31, 1912, in Streator, Ill., the fourth child of Frederick John Kottenstette and Anna Tritz Kottenstette. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank, Fred, Al and Gene Kottenstette; sisters, Ernestine Beauvais, Anna Lee Pettit and Lucille Kottenstette; sisters-in-law, Maurine, Anita, Viola and Kathleen Kottenstette; brothers-in-law, Philip Beauvais and Henry Pettit; nieces, Dorothy Margison, Linda and Mary Lee Kottenstette; and nephews, Andrew and Francis Kottenstette. Grace is survived by her brother, Leonard A. Kottenstette of San Rafael, Calif.; sister-in-law, Rita Kottenstette of Pueblo; and 282 extended family members. Grace graduated from Mercy College of Nursing in San Diego. On Dec. 8, 1944, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corp, serving in Company 1-3rd Regiment, attaining the rank of sergeant. She was the fifth member of her family to serve during WWII. Upon discharge, she spent her entire working career at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver. Grace was the undisputed matriarch of the Kottenstette clan. She spent her retirement traveling, gardening and being a mother hen to all of her big brood. Aunt Grace has been an inspiration to us all. True to her name, she died like she lived, with grace and dignity. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Celebration of the Mass, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with Rev. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception to follow burial. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in Grace's memory may be made to Catholic Charities in care of the funeral home office.

Koukol, Harold B.
Harold B. Sarge Koukol - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1997 - Harold B. Sarge Koukol, 76, Rye, passed away Aug. 13, 1997. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Tina, of the family home children, Rita (Jeff) Brownawell, The Woodlands, Texas Lisa (Dave) Combs, Florence Ross, Denver- and Robin (Dale) Callaway, Las Vegas, Nev. special friend, Tom Connell, Denver- grandchildren, Brandi and Ben Brownawell, Amanda, Desarie and Kari Combs, Deborah (Michael Ortiz) and Donna and Deena Callaway- great-grandchildren, RaeDeen and Jordan Callaway and Jarid Ortiz- sister, Dagmar Dutton, Roswell, N.M. special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Retired USAF in 1962 after 22 years, retired CF&I 1982 after 18 years.

Koukos, Mike
Mike Koukos - Huerfano World - September 27, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Harry Stamas and Mike Koukos were killed by a fall of rock in the Walsen mine Monday.

Kouns, Effie H.
Effie H. Kouns - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Effie H. Kouns, 94, longtime area educator and Rocky Ford resident since 1930, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at AVRMC Extended Care Facility in La Junta. She was born on Aug. 20, 1904, in Otis, Colo. She married Isaac Kouns of Rocky Ford in 1926. She had taught in various rural schools, District 6 in Otero County, Manzanola, 1929-1956- Newdale, where she was also principal. She taught in Rocky Ford from 1961-1971, later teaching in the business department of Otero Junior College. Survived by one brother, Harry (Bernita) Shedd of Akron- and one sister, Jenny Roe of Rocky Ford Nursing Center- many nieces and nephews. Services, 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Otis, Colo. Family prefers memorials to Ark Valley Hospice.

Koury, Nabeha
Nabeha Koury - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2001 - Nabeha Koury went to be with her Lord on Sept. 30, 2001. She was born in 1904 in Roumieh, Lebanon, and immigrated to the United States in 1920 to join her brothers in Santa Fe, N.M. She and Naumi Koury were married in the St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe. In 1956, she moved to Austin, Texas, and managed the Yaring's drapery department store for over 15 years. In 1972, Nabeha returned to Lebanon for the first time to visit family and to re-establish ties with the land. She moved to Pueblo in 1978 to assist her son Fred with the gift shop at the Pinon Truck Stop. Nabeha was deeply religious and was an avid parishioner and choir member of St. Therese and of St. Mary's Cathedral of Austin. She is survived by her children, Michael (Anita) Koury, Fred (Beth) Koury, Tillie (Bill) Valdez, Robert Koury and Naomi Koury-Mecey; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a dynamic person and blessed the lives of many. She will be greatly missed. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at the Shrine of St. Therese. Internment to follow at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.

Kovach, David Scott
David Scott Kovach - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1999 - David Scott Kovach, 45, departed this life Nov. 20, 1999. Survived by his parents, Paul and Dorothy Kovach, of the family home; sister, Gail Anne (John) Allen; brother, Dennis (Linda) Kovach; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and longtime friend, Mike Massey. David was a long-term cancer survivor. As a result of the cancer he was rendered blind at the age of five. His courageous life and struggle for balance and stability will always be remembered. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, Church of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd. West. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kovach, Lois
Lois Mercia Kovach - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 1960 - Lois Mercia Kovach, June 17. Mother of Mrs. John Colnar, 1916 E. Seventh, with whom she made her home; Frederick C. Dorson and Paul and John William Kovach, all of Pueblo. Grandmother of six. A resident of Pueblo since 1942. Mormon services at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Davis Memorial Chapel.

Kovach, Mary
Mary Kovach - Huerfano World - March 3, 1994 - Mary Kovach, 86, of Colorado Springs, died Monday, Feb. 28, 1994 in Penrose Community Hospital where she had been a patient for about a week. Mrs. Kovach had pulmonary disease for several years. Born Apr. 9, 1907 in Chandler, near Canon City, to Steve and Rose Orsey Tice she grew up in mining camps in Wyoming and Southern Colorado where her father worked. In 1929 she married Joe Kovach and had lived in Walsenburg or in the area around La Veta until 1972 when Mr. Kovach died. She then moved to Colorado Springs to live with her daughter. She is survived by two daughters, Lucretia Novack, Colorado Springs and Donna Strewsbury, Avondale; four sisters, Katherine Just, Pueblo, Helen Johnson, California and Margaret and Rosalie Tice, Walsenburg; a brother, Steve Tice Jr. died in November. Other survivors are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery.

Kovacich, Frank Jr.
Frank Joseph Kovacich Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2003 - Frank Joseph Kovacich Jr., 36, passed away March 28, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Frankie was born Feb. 13, 1967, in Pueblo, Colo. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joe Kovacich and George Steffy. Frank is survived by his wife, Kim Kovacich; children, Kelsi and Kody; his parents, Frank and Carol Kovacich; sisters, Shelley (Terry) Lewis, Sheri (Scott) Peter and Lisa Kovacich. He is also survived by father and mother-in-law, Dale and Barbara Stowers; brother-in-law, Ken (Tracey) Stowers; grandmothers, Isabel Kovacich, Josephine Steffy and Connie Combatto; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Frank had been an electrician since he was 14 years old, and was co-owner of Magnum Electric, Inc. He enjoyed his family, the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working in his yard. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Kovacs, Korrine
Korrine "Kori" Kovacs - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1986 - Korrine "Kori" Kovacs, Pueblo resident for eight years, late of 1554 W. Caballo Dr., passed away Dec. 21, 1986, after a short illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Belmont. Miss Kovacs is survived by her parents, Joe and Addie Kovacs; one sister, Kerri Kovacs, all of Pueblo; two brothers, Keith (Carol) Kovacs of Colorado Springs; Kent Kovacs of Pueblo; one niece and numerous other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the 29th and High Street Church of Christ with evangelists Larry Craig and Robert Russell officiating. Cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Kovacs family direct or through the funeral home office.

Kovtynovich, James E.
James E. Kovtynovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1997 - James E. Kovtynovich passed away Oct. 13, 1997, in Pueblo. He was born on June 2, 1930, in Anthony, Kan., to Alex and Lola Lee Kovtynovich. A Pueblo resident since 1954, James was employed as a bricklayer, was a member of the Bricklayers Local No. 2, the Antioch Baptist Church and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Janet- sons, Skeeter (Sheila), Bart (Debbie), all of Pueblo, Rodney (Anita) of Alaska, Larry of Salida, Eddie (Bonnie) of Fort Lupton- sister, Mildred (Monty) Martin of California-and his grandchildren, Anastatia, Lucas, Toby, Nicki, Danny, Candice, Greg and Aspen. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, in the Antioch Baptist Church, 3220 W. Pueblo Blvd.

Kovtynovich, Janet A.
Janet A. Kovtynovich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2006 - Janet A. Kovtynovich passed away March 27, 2006, in Pueblo. Janet was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Olney Springs, Colo., to Berton and Susie Skaggs. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Kovtynovich in 1997; daughter, Charlotte; brother, Jim Skaggs; sister, Shirley Moser; as well as her parents. Her survivors include her sons, Skeeter (Sheila), Bart (Debbie), both of Pueblo, Rodney (Anita) of Alaska, Larry of Salida and Eddie (Bonnie) of Fort Lupton; sisters, Glenda Waag and Natalie (Swede) Gregory; eight grandchildren, Anastacia, Lucas, Toby, Nicki, Danny, Candice, Greg and Aspen; and her great-granddaughter, Sadie. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, Antioch Baptist Church, 3220 W. Pueblo Blvd.

Kozloski, Joseph Jr.
Joseph Kozloski Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2006 - Joseph Kozloski Jr. was born July 2, 1955 in Scranton, Pa., passed away on July 7, 2006 in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his beloved wife and love of his life Kay Carpenter Kozloski; his father, Joseph Kozloski Sr.; step-mother, Nancy; mother, Margaret Kozloski; brothers, Norman Kozloski and Michael Kozloski; daughter, Heather Netzler and beloved granddaughter Madison Netzler; nieces Dana Lynn Warren, Lori Sadako Kozloski; great niece Malia and great nephew Demitrius. Joe's (Koz) love for people led him to be an active leader in the drive for Care and Share of Pueblo and gave many an insight into a generous man. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Elks of Pueblo. He was also a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Security, Colo. Joe was the creator and owner of Classic Q's Billiards and Dart Room in Pueblo, Colo. and owner of Kozloski Masonry. Joe was full of energy and life; blessed with charisma and exuberance, along with a glorious sense of humor, which he infectiously spread to all those he met. Never was an individual so generous or big hearted, and he was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. As in life, Joe remained exceptionally strong and proud throughout his brief illness. Among his many interests, those which he was most involved included billiards, hunting, boating and golfing. Many thanks for the abundance of well wishes from Joe's numerous friends and acquaintances. He will be dearly missed by all. As per Joe's request, there will be no public viewing. A memorial service will held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Security, Colo. on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Family will receive friends at a location to be determined, which will be announced at the conclusion of the service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Care and Share of Pueblo.

Kozlowski, Elaine G.
Sister Elaine G. Kozlowski - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Sister Elaine G. Kozlowski, 57, passed away April 20, 2000. Survived by her brother, Garry Kozlowski of Jensen Beach, Fla.; sister, Susan (James) McCallister of Pittsburgh, Pa.; nephews, Robert and Justin McCallister; and niece, Caitlin McCallister. Born March 30, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sister Elaine worked as a chaplain at Parkview Episcopal Hospital and later at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. She was also the U.S. Representative for Servitium Christi. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand, with Rev. Father Anthony Wojcinski as celebrant. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Cathedral Renovation Fund through the funeral home.

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