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Kenneth Krska of Downers Grove, IL

Kenneth James Krska, age 62 of Downers Grove, formerly of North Riverside. Retired North Riverside Police Officer. Beloved husband of Jan nee Moysey, loving father of Becki Krska, Sarah (Cliff) Longeway and Joshua Krska, cherished grandfather of Hope, Danielle, Lily, Joey, Logan, Bonnie, Keira, Charlotte and Ophelia. Ken is also survived by his canine companion Daisy.

Visitation Saturday, June 29, 2:00pm until time of Funeral Service 7:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside.
Cremation Private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Anti-Cruelty Society 157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654 would be appreciated.

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So sorry to have heard this news. I was one of the kids on 15th avenue in North Riverside and remember so many summer days and evenings being outside with all the kids playing kickball, riding bicycles and just having fun! I fondly remember my brother Bob, Johnny Jacklin and Kenny being the three musketeers! We recently connected on Facebook and he always had kind words for my posts! Gathering from his posts he loved his family and Daisy and was so proud of you all! May wonderful memories fill your hearts as you deal with his passing. Love to all!

Debbie Kopach Randa Jul 8 2019 3:34 PM

Our heartfelt condolences to Jan, Becky, Sarah, Josh, and all the grand kids on the passing of Ken. Bob, Donna, and Katherine Krska

Bob Krska Jun 29 2019 11:11 PM

Hearing the news of Kens passing has brought a flood of memories of the good times we shared. Among my fondest memories of Ken include playing baseball, football, and especially roller skate hockey for endless hours with Bob Kopach, John Jacklin, and Cousin Bill; riding through the neighborhood on our bikes; going to White Sox and Blackhawk games with Dad; exploring the Field Museum; playing whiffle ball at Art Gages resort on Gunlock Lake in northern Wisconsin on summer vacations and fishing for panfish with Dad and Ken and returning to the cabin at dusk for dinner Mom made; muskie fishing, including the exciting time Ken caught his 20+ pound muskie on Kemps Point on Lake Tomahawk; duck hunting at Mead State Wildlife Area outside Stevens Point where we both went to college, on various lakes near Brookings, South Dakota, and on the St. Croix River; and a week-long canoeing and camping adventure in Quetico Provincial Park in Canada. More recently, I remember fondly his visit to Minnesota after my cancer surgery and reading Katherine, who was 4 years old at the time, her favorite bed time books. There are many, many more. Our relationship changed after Mom passed in 2007, which makes me sad for the time we lost. Irrespective of that, I miss you you will live on in my heart and memories. Rest in peace, my brother. Bob Krska

Bob Krska Jun 29 2019 11:05 PM

Sorry to hear that we have lost Ken. He was a kind and decent man who I worked with during my years at the police department. My deepest sympathies to the Krska family.

Richard W Soyer Jun 29 2019 11:30 AM

We cant believe it. We are so sad. Ken and Jan are neighbors. Ken would walk Daisy at the park and would always stop to say hello to us with our dog Dillon. He always said kind words about Jan and due to his talking about the love of his Explorer, I went out and bought one. He even came over before Christmas to give Dillon a present from Daisy! What a remarkable man that will be missed. Jan, we are here if we can help you with anything! Deb and Pamela

Deb Michael Jun 28 2019 2:50 PM

My deepest condolences to the Krska family. Ken was a fantastic substitute for me at ONeill. He was always kind and terrific with the students. He was very easy to talk with and was always sharing stories about his family. I recall when I returned from an absence, my 8th grade students asked if they could create a greeting card for Mr. Krska. He had a wonderful rapport with students and staff. With deepest sympathy, Stacy Swimmer ONeill Middle School

Stacy Swimmer Jun 27 2019 8:22 AM

My deepest sympathies to the Krska family. I worked with Ken at NRPD and when I left and moved out to the Downers area I would bump into him. He was always very kind, very genuine in his feelings and support. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Mary Roe Jun 27 2019 7:38 AM

Really sorry to hear of Ken passing. He was a first rate guy. He and I shared a love of the outdoors and springer spaniels- my Chloe would play with his Daisy from time to time. He was a great neighbor who was always willing to help and swap produce from our gardens. His good nature demeanor will be missed. May he RIP!

Chris O'Meara Jun 26 2019 7:49 PM

So sorry to hear of Kens passing. Always stopped in front of my house to trade stories of our families and our dogs. Gentle, kind, and thoughtful gentleman. He was a wonderful neighbor. My sympathies to Jan and his family.

Dan Harrington Jun 25 2019 7:32 PM

I knew Ken from many years ago, working together at NRPD. He was a kind, gracious gentleman and Im so sorry to hear the news of his passing. Ive enjoyed watching his family events, grandchildren, cooking and Daisy through face book. Sending you sincere condolences.

Kim Hamilton Jun 25 2019 4:34 PM

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