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Eugene S. Kosior

January 15, 2018

Eugene S. Kosior, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Monday, January 15, 2018.

Eugene was born in Krasne, Poland to Maria (Szynal) Kosior.

On June 19, 1955, Eugene married Julia Jucha who survives.

Eugene was a farmer throughout his life in Poland.  He and his mother survived World War II through hard work and determination living off their small farm until he and Julia married.  In Poland, Eugene served his community in several ways; as a forest ranger/public land manager, as a public insurance and tax collector, and as a volunteer fireman, receiving a medal of valor for risking his life in saving an elderly woman from a burning home.  Eugene's family was the core of his life, so he and Julia with the help of his sister Agnes and mother Maria left communist Poland and came to America for a better life for his children in 1966.  

After moving to the United States, he worked for Indiana Moulding, Roll Coater, and Teledyne Casting Service here in La Porte.  He was also a handy-man, do-it-yourselfer, and a house flipper before it was popular.  He was a self-taught accordion player who loved to socialize and play his accordion when getting together with their many friends.  He was most proud to see his children and grandchildren have the better life that he had always wanted for them.  

Eugene is also survived by three children, Anna (Morris) Coats of Carmel, Indiana, Casey (Sandy) Kosior of Indianapolis, Indiana and Mark (Amy) Kosior of La Porte, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Johnnie, Monica and Emily Coats, Nicholas and Jacob Kosior, Chelsea Francisco, Mason, Alexa and Ava Kosior; and two great-grandchildren, Caroline Francisco and Kennedy Kosior.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Zofia Kosior; and two sisters, Agnes Duda and Eva Brwar.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where a Parish Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Sacred Heart Church, 130 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana.  Reverend Ian Williams will officiate.  Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery. Family and friends may gather Friday morning at 9 a.m. in the funeral home.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 130 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or Holy Name Society Scholarship Fund, C/O Sacred Heart Church, 130 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350.

Please share prayers, condolences and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
January 18, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
January 18, 2018

4:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Visitation
Friday
January 19, 2018

9:00 AM to 9:40 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
January 19, 2018

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic
201 Bach Street
La Porte, IN 46350


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