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2011-06-23 / Obituaries

Kenneth Herbert Koslan

July 17, 1959 - June 13, 2011

Kenneth Herbert Koslan went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2011 at his home in Giddings following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 17, 1959 in La Grange, Texas to Herbert & Alvina ( Sander) Koslan and was baptized on August 2, 1959 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in La Grange. Kenny was confirmed on April 15, 1973 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings and graduated from Giddings High School. While living in Austin, he was employed with Dell Computers and Samsung before moving back to Giddings where he worked in construction.

Kenny was very dedicated to his friends and family. He never met a stranger. Kenny was very good hearted and was always willing to go out of his way to help whenever he could. His wit and storytelling ability was very special. He humored all by his playful spirit. Kenny enjoyed fishing and hunting and in years past, riding horses with his friends. Kenny also enjoyed vegetable gardening. He had a talent in wood working and displayed this through the many beautiful bird houses he created for family and friends to enjoy.

Kenny is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Koslan; his sister, Carolyn Koslan Melber and a nephew, Christopher Christiansen.

He is survived by his son, Brent Koslan of Giddings; his mother, Alvina Koslan of Giddings; his sister, Janet & her husband, Curtis Christiansen of Giddings; his brother, Ralph Koslan of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Natalie and Anna of Giddings; two grandsons, Julius and Michael of Giddings and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner and Rev. Keith Aschenbeck officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 7: 00 a. m. until 8: 30 a. m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

Serving as pallbearers were Philip Christiansen, Shawn Melber, John Melber, David Namken, Tim Morgan and Jason Blansit. Honorary pallbearers were Dawn Marshall, Michelle Kylberg, Linda Melber, Bobbie Lynn Melber and Tracy Christiansen.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Christ Our Cornerstone Fund or the Forward in Faith Campaign, 300 N. Grimes, Giddings, Texas 78942, Brazos Valley Hospice, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, Texas 78945 or the charity of one’s choice.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for all the prayers, visits, phone calls, food and support throughout Kenny’s illness. A special thank you is extended to Brazos Valley Hospice for their extraordinary care over the last few weeks.

Kenny will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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