In loving memory of

Thomas "TK" Kosidowski
September 17, 1938 - November 27, 2018

Thomas "TK" Kosidowski, 80, of Minnesota City, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 peacefully in the comfort of his own home surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Sept. 17, 1938 in Winona to Edward and Florence (Besaw) Kosidowski. Tom graduated from Cotter High School in 1956 and that fall enlisted in the United States Air Force. After bootcamp, he married the love of his life, Eileen Harvey on February 21, 1957. Tom was honorably discharged after 4 years of service. He went to work for Gorman Foundry and eventually bought the company; working there for 40 years. An active outdoorsman, Tom loved to hunt, fish, and shoot archery. He was a member of Winona Archery, Minnesota City Boat Club, Winona Sportsmen's Club and helped found the Hiawatha Bass Masters. Tom did it all and loved life. Tom is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eileen; children, Denise (Tim) Albrecht, George (Julie) Kosidowski, Merry (David) Enright, and Heather (Chris Froegel) Fowlkes; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Judy Noeska, Joan (Willard) Buege, John (Rita) Kosidowski. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry; and brother-in-law, John Noeska. A Celebration of Tom's Life will be held from 3-7 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2018 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Please leave a memory of Tom and view his video tribute when it becomes available at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Gordie and Dallas Polus wrote on Dec 2, 2018:

"Eileen, you know both Gordie and I are thinking of you and your family and the great times years ago. Love and sympathy. Gordie and Dallas"

Troy Gustavson wrote on Dec 1, 2018:

"I just learned of Tom?s death, to the family, I am so sorry for your loss. It?s hard for me in a few words to share how much Tom affected my life. He was hard on me at work, always expecting excellence, no nonsense. My work ethic, and how I run my business, came directly from Tom. And in the darkest hour of my life, Toms heart was revealed to me, he told he would do everything he could to help me get through my battle with my addiction to alcohol. I will miss you Tom, your legacy, will live on with me. Troy Gustavson "

Nancy O’Reilly wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"George and Julie, when we lose someone we love their memory becomes a treasure. My sincere sympathy at the lose you feel. Nancy O?Reilly"

robert wohlhaefer wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"I am so sorry to hear about tom passing. tom and I were classmates from st johns through cotter high school. tom was a quiet person and never ever said anything bad about anyone. my condolences. bob wohlhaefer"

Ron Kappmeyer wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"I have many fond memories of Tom like the time he saw me fall out of a boat during an early spring tournament, bringing me warm, dry clothes. I remember the time he insisted I join him ice fishing at McNalleys promising I'd be warm. And I'll always remember our trips to Lake Zumbro to take a little money from the Rochester club members. Being with Tom was an absolute joy for me. "

Lori Brandon wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"Dear Merry and all of the Kosidowski family, I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing, my heart breaks for you all. Growing up, I have many fond memories at the Kosidowski house that I will forever cherish. I can still picture Tom and Sunny in the living room sitting in THEIR chairs. I remember how much love he had for that dog:) May God less and comfort you and your family during this difficult time."

Cindy Whetstone wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Denise and Tim...our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Father. His loss in the family tree will be difficult but will make the roots grow stronger for all of you! Stay strong! ? Cindy Whetstone Virginia Kramer"

Debbie Bambenek wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Dear Kosidowski family... My heart breaks for you. Losing both my dad and husband, I know too well, the pain, that hole. The loss is deep. May God protect you all. Letting you find love, peace and comfort, all your days. You have such great memories! Cherish and hold them close! Hugs and love."

Debbie Gappa wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Dear Merry. Our parents were friends, which brought all of us kids together so very many years ago. Although we have may lost touch because of growing up, graduating high school, getting married, and raising our kids, does not mean that the love and care was ever lost. I chuckle at the stories you have shared with about our dads and their shenanigans! I?ll have to get more stories out of my dad to share with you ?. I?m proud to the fact that your pop taught you and Heather the fine art of fly fishing. I?m sure he will be watching over you from the finest streams in heaven making sure you continue to catch those kooky looking fish that you love to name! Much love to you sweet girl ?? Please give your mom a big hug from me! "

Merry wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Dear Dad, thank you for being true to yourself and teaching all of us to do the same. You showed us no one is perfect and we will make mistakes but we should always do our best to make up for our errors. You made us all feel special in our own way. None of us can imagine how the hole in our hearts will ever be fixed but I guarantee each of us will keep you in our daily thoughts and share our memories with laughter and tears. I love you dad and thank you for being you and for loving me ??"

Duane & Paulette Kinneberg wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"George , Julie and family, very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to you."

Roger A Neitzke wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"George and Julie my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family"

Marty Gappa wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"George and family, I am sorry to hear that Tom has passed away. Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you all and hope your memories of him remain remain with you forever..."

Michelle DeYoung wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Although I was not fortunate enough to have met Tom... I know and love his beautiful family.. you are all part of his legacy and quite a legacy it is ! I?ve heard great stories about his foundry and his love of fishing from my best friend the late Terry Kosidowski.. Be gentle with yourselves during this difficult time ...mourn in your own way ...keep all those beautiful memories close to your hearts. Love you all!"

Rick & Julie Lyons wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"Our sincere condolences for the Kosidowski family during this difficult time. Rick and Julie Lyons"

Marce wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"Tom was a true sportsman. He loved the outdoors and his family. "