Carl M. Kokan

Jan. 22, 1928 - Dec. 24, 2006

Carl Marco Kokan, 78, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006.

Born on Jan. 22, 1928 in Pewaukee, he was the son of the late Marco and Anna (nee Nagel) Kokan.

Carl served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a longtime employee of Wisconsin Centrifugal in Waukesha, with 41 years of service. He also was employed for many years at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in the circulation department, working as a hauler, a person who distributes newspapers to the carriers.

Carl is lovingly survived by his wife of 56 years, Norine (nee Falter) Kokan, and by his son, Rick (Mary) Kokan of Waukesha. He is further survived by his sisters, Agnes (Todd) Carstens of Hot Springs, Ark., Frances Bear of Wautoma, Mary Ann Grosskroft of Gibsonton, Fla., Caroline Budiac of Waukesha, Alice (Earl) Schulz of Hustisford, Linda Richardson of Sparta and Claire (Mel) Germaine of Somerset; brothers, Joseph Kokan of Waukesha, Anthony (Marge) Kokan of Dousman and Martin (Pat) Kokan of Kewaunee; brothers-in-law, Ronald (Jean) Falter of Waukesha and William (Karen) Orgas of Marinette; sisters-in-law, Sandra (Larry) Schneider of De Pere and Valerie (Don) Gottschalk of Napels, Fla.; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marco and Anna Kokan, and his sister, Kathryn Grundman.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Dec. 28, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to Waukesha Springs Health Care Center for the love and care given to Carl, and also expresses their deep gratitude to Woodland Health Care Center in Brookfield for the rehabilitation therapy given to him. The family will always be grateful.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.