Kenneth S. “Ken” Kozak, 66, Stacyville

Funeral Announcement

Kenneth S. “Ken” Kozak, age 66, of Stacyville, died Thursday, September 1, 2016, at his home in Stacyville.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with Pastor Gary Gilbert officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home.

Ken was born February 12, 1950, in Osage, Iowa, the son of Steven and Geneva (Cary) Kozak. He graduated from Osage High School in 1968 and received an Associate of Arts degree in general studies from NIACC in Mason City. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a radio communication specialist from 1970 to 1976. On August 6, 1977, he married Debra Krebsbach at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville. Ken worked for Winnebago in Forest City, and at Mon-Ray Windows in Osage for a number of years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting carnival glass. He was involved with HAM (Amateur) Radio and enjoyed talking to people all over the world, some as far away as South Africa.

Ken is survived by his wife, Debra Kozak of Stacyville; his daughters, Alicia Kozak and Kellie Kozak, both of Stacyville; sister, Jean (Gordon) Matthews of Phoenix, Arizona; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Larry; and an infant sister, Janet.

Information available and condolences accepted at

Champion – Bucheit Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, (641)732-3706.