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John A. Kosakoski

March 20, 1922 January 14, 2019
John  A.  Kosakoski
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Obituary for John A. Kosakoski

John A. Kosakoski, 96 of Boyd, WI. passed away peacefully on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at Aggie’s Country Living in Eagleton, WI.

John was born on March 20th, 1922 the son of Anton and Albertina (Jarocki) Kosakoski on the family farm in the Town of Edson.

He attended Liberty Hill School in the Town of Edson and in 1943 he married the love of his life Elaine Eslinger, they had been married for 73 years on July 6, 1943.
They raised eight children and farmed for over 60 years, John then built a new home for his
loving wife.
They had traveled to Germany, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico. In early days they enjoyed a trip out to Yellow Stone National Park. John was a hardworking and adventurous man before he married Elaine, he would work with the harvesting crews that worked to the West. He also worked in logging camps and sent money home to help his family. He worked hard and was admired by friends and neighbors, even earning the name Honest John. He enjoyed donating his time to help the church and the community. He liked balance work life with hunting trips out west and fishing trips to Canada with friends, where they would enjoy playing practical jokes on one another. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends also called “The Boyd Bunch”. Hunting season was also time spent sharing fun and laughter with children and grand children. He was a strong family man and time spent with family was important. He planned out and took many trips with Elaine and their children.

John is survived by his Children-Diann Kosakoski of Boyd, Denise (Joe) Thornton of Chippewa Falls, Dawn (Tom) Hoffman of Manitowoc, WI, Kim (Rudy) Klisiewicz of Stanley, Teres (Rusty) Gindt of Boyd and Tony (Geraldine) Kosakoski of Cadott; daughter in law-Lorraine Kosakoski of Eau Claire; 28 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren; brother in law-Richard Seufzer of Tomahawk, WI. and also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Parents- Anton and Albertina Kosakoski Wife-Elaine Kosakoski, Sons-James Kosakoski and John Kosakoski and Daughter in law Juanita Kosakoski, grandson Kevin Kosakoski, Siblings-Weslaf Hera, Helen Marion and Jean Hahn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Boyd, WI with Monsignor Richard W. Gilles as Celebrant and
Father William Felix as Concelebrant.
Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Edson.
Visitation will be from 4:00- 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 with a 7:30 PM Rosary Service and also Wednesday morning from 9:15-10:15 AM at the Leiser Funeral Home Cadott, WI.
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4:00 PM 1/22/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/22/2019 8:00:00 PM
Leiser Funeral Home

511 Main Street
Cadott, WI 54727

Rosary 7:30 PM on Tuesday evening at the Leiser Funeral Home and visitation also from 9:15-10:15 AM Wednesday morning at the Funeral Home.

Leiser Funeral Home
511 Main Street Cadott 54727 WI
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 1/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

718 E. Patton St.
Boyd, WI 54726

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
718 E. Patton St. Boyd 54726 WI
United States

Cemetery Details


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cty Hwy MM
Boyd, WI 54726

Cty Hwy MM Boyd 54726 WI
United States

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