Date of death: 9/22/2017

Saint Meinrad Class: PD 2012

Deacon Frank E. Kokoczka, 76, of Cheyenne passed away Sept. 22 at Davis Hospice Center.He was born Nov. 23, 1940, in Jackson, Mich., to Frank and Emily Kokoczka. He married Nettie Fair on July 21, 1962, in Bronson, Mich. He was a plant manager for General Chemical. He was a deacon and member of St. MaryÆs Cathedral and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order and the Knights of Columbus.His interests included reading, classical music, making rosaries and grilling on the barbecue.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nettie Kokoczka of Cheyenne; children, Robin (David) Cutting of Commerce City, Colo., Emily (Jeff) Knapton of College Station, Texas, Jacqueline (Tony) Kapushion of Erie, Colo., Jennifer (Dan) Cudworth of Boise, Idaho, and Theresa (Quentin) Skinner of Buford, Ga.; brothers, Tom Kokoczka of Jackson, Mich., John Kokoczka of Cypress, Texas, Dennis Kokoczka of Las Vegas, and Robert Kokoczka of Jackson, Mich.; and 11 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant son, Steven.