Theodore Francis Kozel, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND with his family by his side.
Ted was born on June 29, 1939 to the late Emil and Agnes (Gust) Kozel. He grew up in Keystone Township and attended Rural Keystone Country School. Afterwards, he drove bulk milk until he enlisted in the US Army from 1956 to 1957. Upon his return he met Ila Mae Shane and they were united in marriage on November 7, 1959 in East Grand Forks, MN at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Ted worked for Leonard Lind and Vern Hagen Farms, then as a seasonal worker for Transystems and farmed in the Keystone Township area for the rest of his life on the original Kozel farm.
Ted is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ila Mae Kozel of East Grand Forks, MN; children, Tim (Charmelle) Kozel of East Grand Forks, MN; Tami (Tim) Nielsen of Fargo, ND; Suzie (Rodney) Larson of Euclid, MN; and Tom Kozel of East Grand Forks, MN; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Lind of Grand Forks, ND; Agnes (Donald) Kobetsky of East Grand Forks, MN; and Helen Haug of Grand Forks, ND; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Agnes Kozel; brothers, George, John, Emil, Jr., and Robert Kozel; sister, Mary Kozel; and daughter-in-law, Anna Kozel.
Ted was a life time member of the Eagles #350. East Grand Forks, MN
Funeral Mass: 11:00 am ~ Monday, November 2, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 200 3rd St NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Visitation: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm ~ Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a prayer service at 6:30 pm.
Inurnment: Private family service will be held at a later date
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota