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Jerome Kowalski

1939 - 2012

Jerome D. Kowalski age 72 of Metz.
passed away suddenly on July 21, 2012 at home

He was born October 30, 1939 in Rogers City
to Joseph and Anna (Grochowski)

Jerry married Doris Purgiel on June 18, 1960 at St. Casimir Catholic Church in
Posen. He retired from Peter Basil and Sons Construction where he worked for

25 years. Jerry “Know when to hold’em, Know when to fold’em” Kowalski enjoyed
going to the casino, watching westerns and above all spending time with his family
and friends.

He is survived by:
his wife of 52 years, Doris;
six children, Linda (Charlie Chojnacki) Meeder of Fowlerville,
Debbie (Robert) St. Clair of Alaska,
Karen (Andrew Darga) Kowalski of Kinsley,
Kristine (Jason) Chalupniczak of Petoskey,
Lori (Steve) Redes of Petoskey, and Jerome Kowalski of Hawks;
14 grandchildren, Krystle and Matthew Styma, Whitney and Chelsea Meeder,
Caliah Kowalski, Austin and Brooke Redes,
Mercedes, Elizabeth, and Noah Kowalski,
Brendon and Peyton Chalupniczak,
Ethan and Anna St. Clair;
two great grandsons, Harvey Calloway and Hayden McConnell;
He is also survived by his 102 year old mother, Anna Kowalski;
brother, Harry Kowalski;
2 sisters, Teresa Haske and Margie Paulk.

Jerry was preceded in death by:
his father, Joseph;
brother, Eugene; and
sister Betty.

Friends may visit at St. Dominic Catholic Church on Wednesday from 9:30 until
time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.

Burial will take place at St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Kowalski family.

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Jerome Kowalski – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI