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Father of Suzanne ’69 & Janice ’72 Knurek passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 27, 2014


Casimer J. “Kayo”

Casimer J. “Kayo” Knurek, 92, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away on April 20, 2014, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio with his family by his side. He was born on January 13, 1922, in Rossford to Polish immigrants.

He married Vonita Dey on November 22, 1947. Kayo proudly served his country in theUnited States Marine Corps during WWII.

Kayo is survived by his loving children, Suzanne Carew, Janice (Bill) Staler and Phillip (Phyllis) Knurek; grandchildren, Katherine Carew, Will (Sharnayla) Staler, Anne (Joshua Hobbs) Staler, Jamie (Mike) Smith and Andy Knurek. He is preceded in death by his wife, Vonita Knurek.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Bethel Assembly of God Church, 665 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, Ohio 43351. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Clare Commons, Perrysburg. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133).

Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 24, 2014

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