Joseph Kozenski

April 6, 1931 - January 15, 2016
Racine, WI



Thursday, January 21, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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Friday, January 22, 2016
10:30 AM CST
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
1919 54th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Countryside Humane Society
2706 Chicory Road
Racine, WI 53403

Life Story / Obituary


Joseph R. Kozenski, age 84, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, January 15, 2016. Joseph was born in Racine, April 6, 1931, son of the late Anton and Theresa Kozenski.

During the Korean War he proudly served in the United States Army stationed in Germany. Joe served the City of Racine as a police officer for thirty-five years, retiring in 1987. An avid golfer, he enjoyed golfing with the Wisconsin Police Protection Association. Joe was also a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and V.F.W. Post 1391.

He will be sadly missed by his children, David (Joellen) Kozenski of Racine, Thomas (Kathy) Kozenski of Indianapolis, IN, Lorri (John) Murphy of Kenosha; his grandchildren, Lauren (Korey) Hoger, Joseph Kozenski, Mitchell Kozenski, Phillip Kozenski; two great-grandchildren, Elise and Avery Hoger; brother and sisters, Anthony (Virginia “Mary”) Kozenski, Lillian Neumann, Marie Skowronski; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Wencel; sister, Cecelia (Paul) Schmidt; brothers-in-law, Clarence Neumann and Benny Skowronski.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 22, 2016, 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 1919 54th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140 with Rev. Dwight Campbell officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Memorials to the Countryside Human Society have been suggested.