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Donald Frank Kowalski

Date of Death: January 30th, 2019


Donald Frank Kowalski, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2019 after a battle with Alzheimer's. Don was born October 20, 1939 in Chicago to the late Frank T. and Margaret Kowalski. He attended Lane Tech High School in Chicago and was a longtime resident of Arlington Heights. Beloved husband for 47 years to the late Sophie (nee Vinik); loving father of Karen Kaplan, Jeanine (Richard) Konopelski and David (Marcy) Kowalski; cherished grandpa of Brett, Blake, Bradley, Taylor, Joshua, Kylie, Noah and Gabriella; brother of the late Thomas W. (the late Mary Sue) Kowalski and brother-in-law of Julius (Marilyn) Vinik; and treasured uncle, cousin and friend of many. Don was a proud US Army veteran, serving in the Panama Canal and was a longtime employee of Jewel Foods. Visitation Friday, February 8th from 9:30 AM until the time of the Chapel service at 10:00 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Randhill Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. For information and condolences, (847) 255-3520 or

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Service : Friday, February 8th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Randhill Park Cemetery
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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