Paul Kozey, The Man, The Myth, The Legend PK, 63, of Phillips, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2023, surrounded by his family, at Marshfield Medical Center in Park Falls. He was born to Paul SR. and Elsie (Kohout) Kozey on April 5, 1959.
Following graduation from Phillips High School, Paul went to Milwaukee to work in construction with his brother, Gerry. After a couple of years, he returned to Phillips to take over the family farm so his father could retire. After running the farm for many years, he followed his passion and started Kozey Masonry. He took great pride in his work. When he was not working, he enjoyed bowling, golf, pool, and basketball. He prided himself on being a better basketball player than his stepson, Brandon, cribbage than both of his children, and darts than his stepson, Joey. Paul tried to teach his stepdaughter, Krystal, new things but she often didn't listen because there are more ways than PK's way to do things. He was an avid Badgers football fan and loved his family deeply. His family and friends will miss him dearly, remembering his 10-minute rule will always bring a smile to their faces.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Terrie; loyal companion, Buddy; children, Joey (Kristie) Nesset; Brandon (Kendra) Nesset; Kristina (Robbie) Marsolek; Kirt (Kim) and Krystal (Jesse) Tihlarik; 8 grandchildren; mother, Elsie; siblings, Donna (Cliff) Gence, Gerry (Connie), Janette (Ron) DeLeasky; Bonnie (Kenny) Vergis, Traci (Marty) Tregler; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Paul SR; and nephew, Jacob.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Phillips Lanes, 505 County Road D Phillips, WI 54555. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family are appreciated. Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home is assisting the family.