William A. "Chief" Kosloske, 81
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Nov. 14, 1931 - May 18, 2013
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sauk Rapids for William A. "Chief" Kosloske, age 81 who passed away Saturday, at his home. Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate. Entombment will be at Hilltop Mausoleum. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the service Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sauk Rapids. American Legion Post 254 will say prayers at 6:30 p.m. Trinity Lutheran prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Bill was born November 14, 1931 in St. Cloud to William F. and Viola (DeCoteau) Kosloske. He served his country in the U.S. Army for four years as a motor pool sergeant during the Korean War. Bill was married to Joyce Bianga on December 20, 1954 in St. Cloud. He owned Sauk Rapids Citi Service, Granite City Towing, was part owner of Granite City Ambulance, He started Granite City Armored Car Inc. in 1971 which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1996. Bill also owned, Granite City Record and Security Storage. He was a member of the Sauk Rapids American Legion post 254, was a former member of the Sauk Rapids Volunteer Fire Department and was a former Sauk Rapids Police Commissioner. Bill enjoyed spending time at the Lake, playing cribbage and 500, his Lincoln Towncar and trips to the casino.
Survivors include his wife Joyce; children, Deborah (John) Kittridge of Sartell, William "Sonny" (Arlene) Kosloske of Sauk Rapids, Timothy (Julie) Kosloske of Sauk Rapids, and Janet Kosloske of Winston Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Cheryl Kosloske, Logan Shaw, Nicholas Kosloske and Zachary Kosloske; great-grand son, Jaden; brother, Wayne (Judy) Kosloske of Milwaukee, WI; sisters, Joan (Ron) Stene of Walker, MN and Marlyn (Lowell) Abbott of Moorhead, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl and Donald Kosloske and sister, Joyce Juel.
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Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 20, 2013