http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wausau ... 3XPIZ.dpufMike George Kozey Jr, 87, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, died at his home on Sunday, December 18, 2016. He was born in Phillps, Wisconsin, on March 11, 1929, the son of Mike and Anna (Kertis) Kozey Sr. He was a 1947 graduate of Phillips High School. He was married to Darlene Schmuland on December 26, 1953, in Saint John Lutheran Church in Philips. He served his country in the United States Navy Submarine Service for 22 years, including service during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Chief Engineman. Following his military service, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service until the time of his retirement.He was a Life Member of the DAV and of the Oak Creek American Legion, a50-year member of the Fleet Reserve FRA, and of the Moose Lodge. In his free time, he enjoyed attending the Moose Lodge Bingo games on Sundays where he was affectingly known as "Bingo Mike." He is survived by four children, Kenneth Michael (Kim), Waterford, WI, Kevin (Tracy), Bremerton, WA, Kathleen (Greg) Baehman, Wausau, WI, and Keith (Tina), Medford, WI; he was the proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren and of great grandchildren; and is further survived by one sister-in-law, Elsie Kozey; and by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene, on August 22, 1963, and is further preceded in death by one brother, Paul; and by two sisters, Ann Schultz and Mary Lasuk.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 28, at 1:00 P.M. at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips with Pastor Glenn Sokolowski officiating. Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Phillips in the Spring with military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home in Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until the time of services. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.heindlfuneralhome.com The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Mike reported onboard USS James Madison April 2, 1963.