DeKALB – Henry F. "Hank" Kinczewski, 93, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Monday, May 19, 2014, Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, DeKalb.
Born Feb. 25, 1921, in Peru, the son of Frank and Teresa (Urban) Kinczewski, Hank married Mary Therese Daley on May 28, 1949, at St. Mary's Church in Utica.
Hank enlisted in the U.S. Army
during World War II
and proudly served his country in the Central Pacific.
A devoted family man, he was a barber for 50 years and the owner of Hank's Barber Shop in DeKalb. Hank was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, DeKalb; of the Knights of Columbus 717 and the 4th Degree Assembly 0215; of the American Legion; of the DeKalb Elks; and of the VFW
. He was an avid White Sox fan and he never met a Cubs fan on whom he did not have pity. Hank will now have an eternal skybox seat in heaven watching his beloved White Sox.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary; six children, Jean (Richard) Meister, JoAnn "Jo" (Bill) Vodden, Jan Kinczewski (friend, Barry Melton), Sharon (Dave) Conlin, Nancy (Jim) Kidd, and Rick (Susie) Kinczewski; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Henrietta Klimek; and step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and good friends.
He was preceded in death by a grandson; a great-grandson; and 12 siblings.
The family thanks Dr. Thakkar, the staff at Bethany Healthcare and KishHealth System Hospice for their care of Hank.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 321 Pine St., DeKalb, by the Rev. Steven Lange. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, DeKalb, with full military honors by DeKalb American Legion, AmVets and VFW Honor Guard. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with a wake service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Henry F. "Hank" Kinczewski Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com
or call 815-756-1022.