“Thank you so much for all your help with the funeral planning and the actual funeral. Everything was beautiful and could not have been more special or gone any smoother. It was comforting for our family to know that everything was going to be taken care of and that we would do my father-in-law justice with a very beautiful funeral. Thank you so much for that peace-of-mind. We could not have been more pleased with how everything turned out. You all are truly wonderful at what you do. I would never go anywhere else! (Although I’m hoping not to have to use your services for a very long time!) Thank you so much for everything.”
— L. H.
Kenneth R. "Ken" Lotz
October 21, 1927 - December 31, 2012
Kenneth R. "Ken" Lotz, age 85, a resident of Oswego, IL, formerly of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2012 at his home. He was born October 21, 1927 in Elkhart, IN.
Beloved husband of Anna (nee Kabatnik) Lotz, whom he married August 19, 1950, loving father of Linda (the late James Popp) Lotz-Popp, Mary (Michael) Ward of St. Louis, MO, and the late Karen (Ken) Johnson, adored grandfather of Ronald Popp, Jacob Bennett, Adriana (James) Herbert, Kristen (Pat) Leur, Michael Mess, Noah Johnson, Stephen Ward, Jack Ward and the late Erica Caliendo, great-grandfather of Hunter, Joey, Logan, Ava and Keagan, devoted son of the late Milton and Bessie Lotz, dear brother of Mary, Carole, Donna, Dolores, Ed and the late Richard 'Skip" and Helen, fond uncle of many.
Ken served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He worked as an electrician for many years and was a member of I.B.E.W. #461. Ken enjoyed fishing, bowling and was known for his sense of humor and jokes.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 3, 10:00 A.M. - Noon at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield.
Final viewing will follow Thursday, Noon in the funeral home and there will be a procession to a 1:00 P.M. committal service with full military honors at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.