Thomas “TK” Kosidowski, 80, of Minnesota City, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, peacefully in the comfort of his own home surrounded by loved ones.
He was born on September 17, 1938, in Winona, to Edward and Florence (Besaw) Kosidowski. Tom graduated from Cotter High School in 1956 and that fall enlisted in the United States Air Force. After bootcamp, he married the love of his life, Eileen Harvey, on February 21, 1957. Tom was honorably discharged after four years of service. He went to work for Gorman Foundry and eventually bought the company; he worked there for 40 years. An active outdoorsman, Tom loved to hunt, fish, and shoot archery. He was a member of Winona Archery, Minnesota City Boat Club, Winona Sportsmen’s Club and helped found the Hiawatha Bass Masters. Tom did it all and loved life.
Tom is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eileen; children, Denise (Tim) Albrecht, George (Julie) Kosidowski, Merry (David) Enright, and Heather (Chris Froegel) Fowlkes; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and siblings, Judy Noeska, Joan (Willard) Buege, John (Rita) Kosidowski. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry; and brother-in-law, John Noeska.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Please leave a memory of Tom and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.