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William Kowalski

April 16, 1945 January 2, 2020
William Kowalski
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Obituary for William Kowalski

William G. Kowalski Sr., 74, of LaSalle, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

A prayer service will be 10:30 a.m. a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Valentine’s Church, Peru with Monsignor Richard Soseman, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Memorial Park, Spring Valley. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Kowalski was born April 16, 1945 in Spring Valley to William L. and Ann (Krogulski) Kowalski. He married Carol Jean Jakubiak on September 10, 1977 in Spring Valley.

Mr. Kowalski worked as an ironworker with Local 386, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Joliet Local 444 and the West End Gun Club. William was avid fisherman and hunter and loved to follow the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, Edward T. (Dena) Kowalski of Spring Valley and William G. (Kelli) Kowalski Jr. of LaSalle; four grandchildren, Kyle, Callie, Lanie and Carlie Kowalski; one sister, Mary (Robert) Medvetz of Hoosick, NY and one brother, Donald Kowalski of Rockford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Louise Guerini.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

7

Jan

9:00 AM 1/7/2020 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/7/2020 10:30:00 AM
Mueller Funeral Home, Peru

909 Pike Street
Peru, IL 61354

Mueller Funeral Home, Peru
909 Pike Street Peru 61354 IL
United States

Prayer Service

Tuesday

7

Jan

10:30 AM 1/7/2020 10:30:00 AM
Mueller Funeral Home, Peru

909 Pike Street
Peru, IL 61354

Mueller Funeral Home, Peru
909 Pike Street Peru 61354 IL
United States

Mass

Tuesday

7

Jan

11:00 AM 1/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Valentine's Church

1109 Pulaski Street
Peru, IL 61354

St. Valentine's Church
1109 Pulaski Street Peru 61354 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Valley Memorial Park Final Resting Place

13312 IL Hwy. 89
Spring Valley, IL 61362

13312 IL Hwy. 89 Spring Valley 61362 IL
United States
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