ARGOS-Kerry Dee Koz, 70, passed away in his home Friday, March 18, 2023. He was born at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana to Deane and Don Koz who both preceded him in death. 

   Kerry was a Vietnam Era Veteran of the United States Air Force, SGT. E-4, serving honorably alongside some of his best friends from 1972- 1974 in Tucson Arizona Davis Monthan and 1974-1975 in Kunsan Korea. He was a member of the American Legion Post 27 in Plymouth, Indiana.

   Kerry retired as a foreman from Norfolk Southern railroad after 27 years. He developed the nickname “Chickenman” given to him from his fellow friends and peers, and the friendships he made during his time on the railroad lasted him his entire life. 

   He was a proud Irish Catholic and Fighting Irish sports fan. He enjoyed his sports, cooking, drinking coffee, gardening and always being outside as well as spending time with his family and friends. 

   Kerry was a charismatic and loving father, brother, uncle, and friend.

   Kerry was wed to Bridgett Morgan on October 28th, 1994, and we’re gifted with 2 children.

   Kerry is survived by his 2 children: Kara Koz and Brady Koz of Argos, both of Argos. Four sisters: Kathi Begley of South Bend, Deb (Robert) Fox of South Bend, Donna (Gary) Birchler of Colorado, and Marilyn (Dave) Stacy of South Bend and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth.

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Chaplain Wyatt Smith officiating.  Military Honors will be provided by members of the American Legion Post 27, Veterans of Foreign War- Marshall County Post 1162 and Disabled American Veteran Chapter 42.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Arbor Day Foundation, 211 N. 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.

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