November 9, 1920 ~ February 17, 2015
Visitation: 11:00-11:20 a.m. prior to the service at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 750 East 100 South, Brigham City.
Memorial services: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 750 East 100 South, Brigham City.
Committal service: To be held at a later date at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, PA.
Brigham City- Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Ellen Kozak passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was born in Mc Keesport Pennsylvania on November 9, 1920, to John and Maria Kubala. Ellen graduated from Mc Keesport High School. She married her sweetheart, Bill Kozak on March 16, 1942. Bill preceded her in death on July 13, 2011. They are the parents of 3 children; Marilyn (Sy) Fellin, Lebanon PA, William (Kathleen) Kozak, Burke VA, Kathy (Lowell) Schuknecht, Boise ID. Ellen worked at the J.C. Penny store until her retirement. She was a volunteer at the Brigham City Community Hospital for many years and was a long time member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Ellen enjoyed reading, traveling, cross-word puzzles and quilting with the ladies at the church. Ma took special delight in her family. Ellen is survived by her sister, her children, 8 grandchildren; Tracy Fellin; Steve (Dana) Fellin; Jennifer (Bob) Basler; Jason (Maureen) Schuknecht; Sarah (Eric) McDaniel; David (Shelley) Kozak; Jeffrey (Lauren) Kozak; Gregory Kozak; and 11 great grandchildren: Kara and Erin Savidge; Ben and Paige Basler; Lucas and Marlo Fellin; Olivia and Nate Schuknecht; William and Michael McDaniel and Benton Kozak; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank friends and neighbors as well as the staff of Integrity Home Health and Hospice, for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in memory of Ellen to Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 750 East 100 South, Brigham City. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 11:00-11:20 a.m. A committal service will be held at a later date at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, PA.
I have warm memories of Ellen. She always greeted me with her inviting smile and positive outlook. I saw her last about 15 years ago and her kindness and energy were the same as I remembered as a child. My condolences to you all in your time of mourning.
I last saw Aunt Helen about 12 years ago when she visited me at our new house. She looked like she never aged since i was a child. She brought back memories of family camping trips at Shawnee Park and many trips to the Hershey factory since she lived so close by to Hershey. Aunt Helen was always a kind loving person and I can't remember her ever being angry. I will miss her but still have my memories of a wonderful aunt.
We extend our condolences to the family of Uncle Bill and Aunt "Helen." Memories of the RV parked at Olga's house remain fresh in my mind. Aunt Ellen always had a smile upon her face as we would talk and catch up since the last visit. She will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.
Tom Kubala and Family