Joseph R. Kozial

IRON MOUNTAIN – Joseph R. Kozial, 64, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Dearly beloved husband of Mary Ann, nee Chojnowski; loving son of Marie and the late Joseph S.; dearest brother of Jim (Betsy) and Letitia Kozial; fond brother-in-law of Jane Lapinski of Texas; cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews and friend to many.

Joseph was former owner and operator of the Budget Host Motel in Iron Mountain for 16 years; world’s greatest storyteller; avid bow hunter, fisherman and lover of nature, especially in the U.P.

The funeral will be Monday at 10:15 a.m., from Belmont Funeral Home (7120 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago) to St. William Church (2600 N. Sayre Ave., Chicago) for 11 a.m. Mass.

Entombment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.