Vincent Michael Kowalewski Jr. (1945 - 2012)

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Vincent Michael Kowalewski, Jr. age 67 formerly of Sedalia died on Saturday,
November 3, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. He
was born on August 8, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois son of Vincent Michael and
Norma Kowalewski. He was born and raised in Chicago and attended Catholic
school there. He served in the Marine Corps for ten years during Vietnam.
Vincent received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and 3 Purple Hearts. He was a
life member of V.F.W. Post 2591, American Legion Post 642 and Granite Lodge
No. 272 AF & AM. He loved fishing, hunting and playing cards with his
friends. Vincent retired in 2004 as Chief Engineer for Fishing Company Of
Alaska. He is survived by his sister-in-law: Rebecca Erfurth and her husband
Lee of Smithton, his former spouse: Sheila Colbert of Sedalia, four nieces:
including Jade Erfurth of Smithton, two nephews, two former brother-in-laws.
He was preceded by one brother: Stan Kowalewski, his parents and stepfather:
Dud Petruzzi. Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 7,
2012 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri with Allen
Hawkins officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be members of American
Legion Post 642 of Sedalia. Joe Cochran, Charles Brandkamp, Jim Peterson,
Tony Richmond, Walter Whiteside, Ed Farmer, Darrin Ross. Full military honors
by V.F.W. Post 2591 of Sedalia. Friends may view and sign the guest book from
9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler
Funeral Home. You may leave condolences online at
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Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home - Sedalia, MO
701 South Osage
Sedalia, MO, MO 65301
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Published in on Nov. 5, 2012
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