“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
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.