Kevin Jude Koselke, 63 of Whiting, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Community Hospital, Munster. He is survived by his life companion of 33 years, Marie Saylors Borders; loving father of Ashley (Daniel) Koselke and the late Jason Jude Koselke; cherished grandpa of Zoey and Lucy; beloved son of Nancy (Forauer) Koselke and Lawrence (Donna) Koselke; cherished brother of Connie (Mark) Mertens, Kathleen Koselke and the late Karen Koselke; many nieces, nephews and cousins; devoted canine Huskey companions, Alaska and the late Junior and Bubba.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:30am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, with the Rev. Mark R. Peres, C.PP.S., officiating; cremation to follow; visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.
Kevin Koselke was born on June 22, 1959 and was a lifelong resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale Community. He was a graduate of St. John School and George Rogers Clark High School, Class of 1977. An excellent carpenter, Kevin was a member of Carpenters Local 1, Chicago, with a service of 34 years, and Local 599 with a service of six years. He and his father worked on the Pete Smidt residence which was later moved to the Lost Marsh Golf Course. He was a former carpenter at the Amoco Oil (BP) Whiting Refinery and was the former joint owner of We R Wood with his best friend Matt Stolman. Kevin was a computer geek overseeing multiple screens. He loved flying and received his pilot's license. A would-be farmer, he filled his yard with vegetables and flowers each summer and enjoyed making salsa and more. Kevin will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. .Please omit flowers.