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Christopher Kozlowski

Christopher Kozlowski

Christopher Kozlowski, age 52, of Quincy, formerly lived in Ireland, died on Friday, August 16, 2019 in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on February 21, 1967 in Christ Community Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL, the son of Walter Kozlowski and Laraine (Schmidt) Kozlowski. He married Anna Mirta deCleir on June 12th, 1999 in Kinnitty, Ireland. She survives.

Christopher was a counselor for Veterans Affairs. He served in the United States Army from 1986 until 1997. Chris was of the Roman Catholic Faith. He was a marathon runner, a wrestler, United States Iron Ranger, medic and a cyclist.

In addition to his wife, Mirta, Chris is also survived by:
HIS MOTHER: Laraine Kozlowski of Hendersonville, TN
HIS CHILDREN: Christopher Kozlowski of San Jose, CA, Neil Kozlowski and Peter Kozlowski both of Quincy, IL
BROTHERS: Walter Kozlowski and his wife Carole and Steven Kozlowski all of Hendersonville, TN.
Nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

Christopher was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and 10:00 a.m. for the Rosary in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and 10:30 a.m. for the Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Military rites will be conducted. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. The Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

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From:
Paul K. Geers
St. Louis, MO
Comments:
Dear Mirta and family,
God rest Chris' soul and may he rest in peace.
Paul Geers
President of the Latin mass society of Quincy/historic St. Rose of lima church
From:
Cathy Michels
Saint Petersburg, FL
Comments:
Thinking of you all. Wish I could be there.
From:
Leena Bhaduri-Hauck
Street, MD
Comments:
Dear Mirta, Chris, Neil and Peter,
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love, Leena and family
From:
Leann Schmidt
Pittsburgh, PA
Comments:
Dear Mirta, Chris, Neil and Peter,

Chris was a great guy and wonderful friend of more than 20 years. Always honest, compassionate and funny - loyal beyond words. He loved his boys more than anything in the world. I'm so sorry for your loss. I am so sad to lose my friend. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

May he rest in peace.

Love to you,
Leann
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Ode to the Hummingbird
In Memory of your Father, Chris
By Leann Schmidt

Every day the sun comes up from over the horizon
As if to prove a point.
At first I found this utterly amazing
That it even could.
Every night the moon sweeps across the sky
Waxing and waning
To show the passing of time.
How could this be?

Even after Moses, the world kept on.
After they crucified Jesus
The world kept on.
But I always thought -
I always thought the world would stop
A complete stop
Without you in it.
Yet now I realize through the Grace of God
That it could only go on
Because you were here at all.
From:
Shane Tomko
Quiincy, IL
Comments:
Chris was the great patriot. He served us veterans from a position of experience, knowledge, love, and care. He easily gained all of our trust and there will NEVER be a replacement. We loved him like a brother warrior that very few will ever understand. God rest his soul.
From:
melody billings
Quincy, IL
Comments:
One of the really good guys.