Killosky, Jr., of Chesterton, Indiana, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon
April 12, 2017, at age 82. His grandson Jim and good friend Donna Cunningham
were with him when he passed.
Alex was born in
Gary, Indiana, on March 1, 1935. He grew up in Liberty Township in northern
Indiana where he helped his parents with their farm and orchard. He
graduated from Liberty High School in 1953 and shortly after married Shirley
Laszlo (his first wife) and they started a family. As a young man Alex
started at U.S. Steel where he worked as a metallurgist until he retired 30
years later. During those early years, he also farmed several acres for
neighbors and friends. After he retired from the mill he started a new job
working 18 more years as the bar/facilities manager for the Chesterton
American Legion. It was during this time that he met Donna and since 1984
she and her family have also been a significant part of his life.
several hobbies including fishing, wood working, bowling and an occasional
poker game. For many years, there was an annual fishing trip to Canada with
his long time friends. In his later years, after retiring, he enjoyed
babysitting and spending time with the young children in his life.
Alex was preceded
in death by his parents Alexandria (known as Olga) and Alexander, his
sister-in-law Madelyn, and niece Charlotte Jean Kolasa.
He is survived by
his sister Geraldine Helen Ranalli (husband Joe) and his brother James
Edward, three children, James Martin, Lisa Ann Holm (husband Jim) and Donald
Perry Alan, two grandchildren, James Alex and Melissa Marie Stephens
(husband Travis), three great-grandsons, Christian, Trystan and Lucian
Stephens, two step-grandchildren Douglas Allen Adams (wife Kim) and their
children Ashley, Joseelyn and John and Christina Lynn Adams and her children
and his loving nieces and nephews.
He is also survived
by Donna Cunningham and her four children, Brent, Janis, Julie and Jill,
three grandchildren Shawn, Amber and Nicole and three great-grandchildren
Layne, Chevy, and Hunter.
A Memorial Service
will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 3 p.m., at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, Indiana, with Celebration of Life
Reception at the Chesterton American Legion, 798 Wabash Avenue, Chesterton,
Indiana, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Memories may be
shared at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com