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Kenneth “Ken” Karl Kosbab

Kenneth “Ken” Karl Kosbab, age 76, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away at his home with family present Friday, September 27, 2019. He entered this life September 28, 1942, in Cicero, Illinois, the son of Karl and Gertrude (Hardtke) Kosbab. Ken was joined in marriage September 23, 1967, to Velia Villarreal. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Karen Benbenek. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.


Ken Kosbab

Ken worked his way up throughout his career at Time Life Magazine and rose to Operations Manager at Time Customer Service. He had a passion for playing “16 inch” softball in the Chicago area, bass fishing and playing with his grandchildren. Ken was an outstanding husband, father, uncle, and grandfather. The memories made with him will bring smiles to many faces for years to come. He will be greatly missed.


Ken is survived by his wife of 52 years, Velia Kosbab; daughter, Cheryl (Steve) Wizniuk of Tinley Park, Illinois; son, Mark (Jackie) Kosbab of Bartlett, Illinois; son, Danny (Mercedes) Kosbab of Minneola, Florida; grandchildren: Jennifer, Emilie, Kacie, Daniel, Lexi, Thatcher, and Joclyn; brother-in-law, Leonard Benbenek of Chicago, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


A private family gathering is being planned for a later time in the Chicago area. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.

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