Francis Joseph Cozzie
1936 - 2019
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Francis Joseph Cozzie

Born: August 29, 1936

Died: Nov. 26, 2019

Francis "Frank" Joseph Cozzie of Cicero, IL and more recently Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin passed away on Nov. 26, 2019. Frank will be cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held in the spring of 2020. Information for this event will be shared with family and friends. Burial will take place in National Cemetery.

Frank was born August 29, 1936 in Chicago. After graduation from High School, Frank joined the service and served in the USMC during the Korean War. Frank loved the Marines and was proud of the USMC his entire life. Semper Fi.

Frank is survived by his wife Kay, his sons Bob, Frank, Louie, and Donnie. His daughter Suzy and son in-law John. Many grandchildren and nieces and nephew.

Frank was a gear cutter for Danley Machine in Cicero, Illinois. He enjoyed golfing and bowling when he was younger. Later in life, he loved to fish and go to the casino with his grandsons John and George, and his daughter Suzy and wife Kay.

Frank is preceded in death by his brother Bob and Louie.

Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI (715-423-1414) is assisting the family.


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Published in Suburban Life Publications from Dec. 5 to Dec. 12, 2019.
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December 11, 2019
Kay and Family
So sorry to hear of Franks passing. It was always a joy to see him...he always had a smile to give. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Dawn & Mike Spranger
Dawn & Mike Spranger
December 7, 2019
A part of me died when Frank passed I think of him every day I still see him siting in his chair and wanting to know what I wanted to do. Miss taking rides on Sunday afternoons ordering pizza on Saturdays watching Big Bang Theory and watching the Navy Army game driving to Vegas so many memories.
Kay Cozzie
December 6, 2019
Dear Kay & "Kids". So many happy, goofy, fun many memories. When Great Grandpa Cozzie lived on Kilborn in Chicago, he had a horse and wagon. He would travel the alleys collecting stuff to sell to feed his family. Us grandkids got to ride that poor horse on Sundays. Memories.... Gonna miss ya cuz/bro. We were both named after my father Francis (Frank) Cozzie. Give him a hug for me. Love ya Kay.... I'm always here if you need to talk Love, Frances Cozzie (Francy)
Frances Cozzie-Kelker-Jiracek
December 6, 2019
My heart is broken. My Dad and I were very close. I will miss our fishing trips, our car rides, all the laughs we shared, and just the ability to be able to pick up the phone and share the day and great big hugs. My Dad did so much for me, always had my back even saved my life from a burning building when I was a little kid then went back into the fire to save our dogs. He was always there for me. I will remember him everyday.
Suzy Griffin
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