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Stephen P. Kowalczyk

Stephen P. Kowalczyk, 60, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, Nov. 4, 2012.

Born June 3, 1952, in Morris, Stephen was the son of Albert and Louise (Meridith) Kowalczyk. He graduated from Morris Community High School with the class of 1973.

Stephen loved working on cars, fishing, baking and cooking. He baked many pies for family gatherings and holidays. He prided himself in making the best turkey and dressing. He loved visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include his children, Jessica Robinson of Decatur, Brian Kowalczyk of Coal City and Ami Kowalczyk of Morris; six grandchildren, Nancy, Alexis, Isabelle, Brittany, Emma and Annabelle; two brothers, Richard (Sharon) and Dennis Kowalczyk; four sisters, Ruth (Gary) Thomas, Irene (Mike) Kent, Theresa Grabill and Joyce (Gene) Slaton; his special friends, Rick and Tina Johnson and Roel and Jerry.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1975; his mother in 1998; his brother in-law, Gary Thomas in 2006; and the mother of his children, Marsha Robinson, on Oct. 27, 2012.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Memorial gifts can be directed to Grundy County Hospice, Vitas Hospice or his children.

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. U.S. 6 at Deerpath Dr., Morris, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (815) 942-5040 or visit the website www.fredcdames.com.

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