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Harry F. Kaczorowski

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Kaczorowski, Harry F. Of Ann Arbor, MI, 94, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Huron Woods Assisted Living facility in Ann Arbor, MI. Harry was born on September 29, 1918, to the late Michael and Frances (nee Lulinski) Kaczorowski in Gary, IN. Harry proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army and was captured in February 1943 at Kasserine- Faid Pass in Africa and held as a prisoner of war for 27 months. He was wounded twice during his time in the service, sustained broken bones and other injuries due to beatings during interrogations, and was awarded three Bronze Stars, the Prisoner of War medal, and Purple Heart. He was a charter member of VFW Bushemi Post, member of the American Legion Post 100, Lake Station, Indiana, past legislative officer for Hobart VFW Post 5365, former Senior Commander for First District of Indiana Disabled American Veterans, formally served as a member with U.S. Representative Peter Visclosky on a task force to develop a national cemetery in Porter County, Indiana, former member of Deep River Nature Society, former Chaplain to Northwest Indiana Retirees, former chairman of Veterans Notch Act committee, former Senior Ambassador to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, Senior Vice-Commander, Past Chapter Commander, and State Department Commander American Ex-Prisoners of War, Life member and Senior Vice Commander of District 1 Dept. of Indiana Disabled American Veterans, and Recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash awarded by Governor Evan Bayh. After returning home from the war Harry married the former Agnes Ann Utofka on May 17, 1947. Harry made his living as a machinist working 42 years at U.S. Steel, Gary Works. He achieved numerous suggestion awards for improvements and inventions which increased production and profits. Harry was the owner of the Legion Club, Chicago, IL, for twenty years. He could also be found tinkering in his home workshop or spending hours enjoying nature while he worked on his property in Lake Station. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Agnes. He has two children, H. Michael of Bloomington and Antoinette (Dominick) Oliverio of Saline, MI. He has two grandsons, Nicholas and Michael Oliverio. Harry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Anthony and Raymond; and two sisters, Anastasia Mocan and Elizabeth Opalak. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. A memorial service is pending and will occur at Huron Woods in the near future. Memorial contributions may be made to the or Huron Woods. Please visit Harry's webpage to share a personal memory at www.niefuneralhomes.com.
Published in the Post Tribune on Apr. 28, 2013
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