Albert "Al" Kowalczyk

June 29, 1941 - June 13, 2024

Obituary for Albert "Al" Kowalczyk

Age 82, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on June 13, 2024.

Al was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many. He cared about everyone he came in contact with and wanted to hear what was going on in their life. He was the silent rock for his family that everyone could call for absolutely anything and he would come running no questions asked. He was always willing to help anyone who asked, whether a family member, friend or stranger as he was the happiest when he was helping others. He was truly loved by anyone who met him and was a great asset to the community he lived in and beyond. He loved the Timberwolves, fishing, walking his dog Rayna, playing cards with friends, gardening and volunteering at the hospital to pray with patients. Al had such a strong work ethic, you would never see him just sitting around. After he retired from Dana Corporation he began working a part time job at Hertz in addition to Umpiring softball and delivering meals on wheels. He was passionate about his ancestry and family tree, was an active member of Knights of Columbus, and a member of St Alphonsus parish for 55 years. He is leaving an incredible legacy behind. He saw the good in everyone and inspired many to treat people with kindness and compassion. Dad - You’ve earned your wings and have made the world a better place and will always be in our hearts.

Preceded in death by parents, Theodore & Theresa (née Puchalla) Kowalczyk.

Al is survived by wife, Judy Kowalczyk; children, Kristin “Krissy” (John) Betker, Stephen (Laurie) Kowalczyk, and Holly (Jesse) Milless; grandchildren, Tyler, Samantha, Madeline, Sarah (Chris), and Brenna; great grandson, Oliver; brothers, Delmar, and Norbert Kowalczyk; as well as other family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 11AM at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 7025 Halifax Ave. N., Brooklyn Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations preferred to the Knights of Columbus Council 6772


Thursday, June 20th

St Alphonsus Catholic Church
7025 Halifax Avenue North
Brooklyn Center, MN

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, June 20th

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
7025 Halifax Avenue North
Brooklyn Center, MN

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