Print This Page

January 23, 1955 – Sunday, April 15, 2012

Service Information
Hope Evangelical Free Church in Monticello, MN
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
4:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
3:00 P.M. until time of servic

Eugene Paul Kosciolek Jr., age 57, of rural Buffalo passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

He was born in Minneapolis on January 23, 1955 the son of Eugene P. & Dolores A. Swetala Kosciolek Sr.

After Eugene graduated from High School he honorably served his Country in The United States Army.

On October 10, 1987, Eugene P. Kosciolek Jr. & Debra E. Dappen were joined in holy marriage in St. Louis Park. God blessed their marriage with three children.

He was employed for more than twenty years as a mechanic at The Waite Park U.S. Postal Distribution Center.

Gene enjoyed lawn work, his yard was his pride and joy! He also was fond of
playing the guitar and collecting things.

Survived by his loving wife: Debra E. Kosciolek; children: Melanie Kosciolek and fiancé Mike Rien, Eugene Kosciolek III and Tyler Kosciolek; his father: Eugene Kosciolek Sr. of Dassel; a sister: Diane (Mike) Krekelberg of Cokato; brothers: Ray (Debi) Kosciolek of Long Lake and Ken (Jodie) Kosciolek of Burnsville; his mother-in-law: Bev (Art) Jacobson of Milbank, South Dakota; a brother-in-law: Dan Nordstrom of Lakeville; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his mother and by a sister: Elaine Nordstrom.

Funeral services for Eugene Kosciolek Jr. will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 4:00 P.M. at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 513 4th Street West, in Monticello. A visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, April 19th from 3:00 P.M. until time of services.

Interment with military rites Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Casket Beaerers will be Gene Kosciolek III, Tyler Kosciolek, Ray & Ken Kosciolek, Mike Rien and Mike Krekelberg Jr.

Honorary Casket Bearer will be Mike Krekelberg Sr.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Glen and Bonnie Dappen

    You have our deepest sympathies at the death of Gene. When death comes to a younger person such as Gene, it is hard to see or find any meaning in this cruel act, but God has a plan and God will let us see the “why” in due time. We wish that we had known Gene better, and would have visited your family more. However, we must now cherish those times that we did have together. We know God will bring you peace and comfort at this time.

  2. Lester and Margaret Dappen

    Our sympathy is extended to the entire family at this time. May God give you comfort and peace at this time. We are praying for you. Les and Marge

  3. Luther Dappen

    Words can not describe the pain and sorrow that you are now experiencing. A time like this is very difficult for you. Please know that support, love and sympathy are with you.

  4. Becky and Mike Aanerud

    Deb, Mel, Gene, & Tyler; We are so sorry. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Anita Duske

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Anita Duske

  6. Anita Duske

    My deepest sympathy to you and yours.
    Anita Duske

  7. Rev. Leroy Kieke

    You have my condolences for your loss. Gene was a co-worker and a very good friend for many years. May he now rest in everlasting peace.

  8. Bonnie McClanahan

    Deb and Family; I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He is void of pain now. May he rest in peace. The Lord is with you.

  9. Becky Elsenpeter

    Deb and family; With good memories of our working days together, I am saddened by your husband’s death and your great loss. May you know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. God bless you with happy memories of your times together.
    Becky Elsenpeter


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *