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Saturday January 15th, 2022
9:30am - 10:45am

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Saturday January 15th, 2022

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Steve Joseph Koziatek, III

Steve Joseph Koziatek III, 66, of Harlan, Indiana passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at Ashton Creek, Health & Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 29, 1955, a son of the late Loretta Janette (Ferch) Lascola and Steve Joseph Koziatek.

Steve loved cars from a young age. He took his hobby of model cars, airplanes and rockets into being an auto mechanic by trade and electronics buyer. He was a World War II history buff, but also enjoyed science fiction, like Star Trek and Star Wars.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Rev. Catherine (Picard) Koziatek, to whom he was married July 1, 1989; siblings, Bill Koziatek, Jody Carnes, Leanne (Sam) Cary & Thomas (Tina) Koziatek & numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Dwight.

His funeral service is 11 AM on Saturday, January 15th at Harlan United Methodist Church, 16434 IN-37, Harlan, Indiana 46743, where visitation is from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM. Masks are required.

Steve will be laid to rest in Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Memorials are to Harlan United Methodist Church, 16434 IN-37, Harlan, Indiana 46743; Muscular Dystrophy Assn, 2817 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825 or American Liver Foundation, PO Box 299, West Orange, NJ 07052.

Arr. by Dooley Funeral Homes of Antwerp & Payne, Ohio.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com


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Dear Catherine and Koziatek Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Steve and are sending you blessings and love. How wonderful it was to meet you all a few years back, and Steve a few times since, after we discovered our current home was the original Koziatek Homestead in Pickerington. We treasure the memories you and Steve shared with us. Sam and Jane Narotski, Pickerington, OH

Sam and Jane Narotski Jan 16 2022 3:43 PM

Catherine, my thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days.

Cindy Osgood Jan 10 2022 9:31 PM

Catherine, So few words at a time like this, sending as much love and prayers your way as possible. May God wrap you in his arms, as he is Steve at this moment. God is Good.

Bill and Cindy Garver Jan 10 2022 2:55 PM

Steve lives now in the glorious and luminous presence of his Creator and Savior beyond any pain and human limitation. We embrace Katherine and the whole family with our prayers and thoughts . We encourage family and friends to celebrate Steve's life and be thankful to God for every day we enjoyed his presence among us.

Oscar Ramos Jan 10 2022 2:23 PM

Catherine, may God's peace enfold you during this difficult time.
Debbie Evans

Deborah Evand Jan 10 2022 1:28 PM

Catherine, praying for you and your family as you grieve Steve's loss and celebrate his life.

Karen Koelsch Jan 10 2022 12:58 PM

Catherine and family, know that you are in our prayers. May God's love surround you...

Ed Fenstermacher Jan 10 2022 10:50 AM

Catherine feel Jesus' arms holding you. My love and prayers, Maureen

Maureen Mauzy Jan 8 2022 11:31 PM

Catherine, so sorry to hear of Steve's death. May God and the love of others sustain you during this time. I will not be able to attend his funeral since I now live in Florida, but you will be in my prayers during his funeral!!

Rev. Karen Rhoades Welling Jan 8 2022 9:47 PM