Joseph Kokan

Feb. 2, 1924 – Oct. 18, 2010

Joseph Kokan, 86, of Waukesha, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center in Waukesha. He was born Feb. 2, 1924, the son of the late Marko and Anna (Nagel) Kokan in Pewaukee.

Joseph married Esther Bandoszeski on Oct. 23, 1943, in Milwaukee.

Joseph is survived by his five loving children, Joey (Karen) Kokan of Winter, Mike (Patti) Kokan of Eagle, and Connie (Jeff) Riegel, Kim (Rich) Mueller and Jim (Tammy) Kokan, all of Waukesha; three grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his seven sisters, Claire German of Somerset, Linda Richardson of Sparta, Alice Schutz of Hustisford, Caroline Budiac of Waukesha, Mary Ann Groskopt of Florida, Agnes Bear of Waukesha and Agnes Carstens of Arkansas; and two brothers, Martin Kokan of Kewaunee and Tony Kokan of Dousman. He is further survived by other relatives and many good friends.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, in 2006; his brother, Carl Kokan; and sister, Katherine Grundman.

Private family services are planned for Joseph.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a charity of the donor’s choice.

For the online guest registry, please go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com. Mealy’s Funeral Home in Eagle is assisting the family, 594-2442