Allen J. Kowalczyk, age 92, of Gilman, passed away on Tuesday, May
13, 2014 at his home with his family by his side and under the care of
Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Allen was born April 24, 1922 in the Town of Roosevelt, Taylor County,
the son of the late Albert & Agnes (Krezel) Kowalczyk. He grew up in the
Town of Roosevelt, farmed on the family farm and also did bulldozing work.
He also belonged to the Carpenters Union in Illinois for 35 years.
On April 30, 1988 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Wojcik at St.’s
Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. He was a member of the Knights of
Columbus, the Town of Roosevelt Rod & Gun Club, and was an avid deer
hunter in his earlier years.
Allen is survived by his wife Evelyn of Gilman, step-children, Ted
(Cindy) Wojcik, Tom Wojcik, and Tim (Janet) Wojcik, all of Gilman;
Laurie (Bob) Volberg of Cornell; Leslie (Bradley) Cornell of Jump
River; Lisa (Morris Larsen) Leech of Gilman; and Todd (Christine)
Wojcik of Medford, 19 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-
grandchildren, two brothers, Edward Kowalczyk of Gilman; Casey
(Dolores) Kowalczyk of IL; one sister, Adeline “Pat” Liszewski of
Gilman. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Walter,
Leonard, and Robert, two sisters, Mary Leshuk, and Victoria Koperski.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.
m. at St.’s Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman, with Fr. Madanu
Sleeva officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Lublin.
Visitation will be Friday morning at the church from 9-10:30 a.m. prior