Louis “Louie” Kowalski, 89, of Motley, died June 3, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 8 at St. Michael’s Church in Motley.
Burial was at the Motley Public Cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples
Louie was born October 18, 1926 in Philbrook to Stephen and Edith (Smith) Kowalski. He attended school in Philbrook. Louie worked in the grain fields in Sykeston, ND before serving his country in the U.S. Army in Germany during WWII. Upon his honorable discharge from the army, Louie married Emma Etzler on February 21, 1950. They lived on Emma’s family farm, which Louie had purchased, selling it in 1991. He worked for the Minneapolis Grain Exchange with Harold Germann as his supervisor; they became best friends. Louie later also worked as a carpenter. Louie enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, woodworking, visiting, dancing, having breakfast with friends in Motley.
Louie is survived by his three daughters, Bonnie Adamek, Bernice (Leon) Weishalla both of Browerville and Linda (Dave) Bartylla of Motley; one son, Marv Kowalski of Motley; eight grandchildren, Steve (Karen) Adamek, Dan (Jennifer) Adamek, Mike (Kristen) Adamek, Julie (Tony Rowe) Adamek, Wanda (Mike) Schull, Cathy (Ed) King, Krista Kowalski and DJ Blanchard; nine great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Lori) Kowalski of Coon Rapids, one sister, Mildred Randall of Burnsville; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one sister, Delores; two brothers, Clarence and Don; son-in-law, Jerry Adamek and great-grandchild, Samuel Adamek.