Ivan Kozar, Sr., 77, of Wamego, passed away Sunday, September 3rd, at Ascension Via Christi Health Hospital, Manhattan. He was a finish carpenter with D & R Construction for over 35 years.
Ivan was born in Čakovec, Croatia on June 20, 1946, the son of the late Katrina and Martin Kozar. On October 5, 1969, he was united in marriage to Ksenija Kozar, who preceded him in death on Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at Preko, Zadar, Croatia.
He was graduated from high school college in Croatia. Ivan was an avid reader and was teaching his grandchildren Croatian. Ivan and Ksenija came to the United States in 1971 and lived in New York City for several years. In 1978 they moved to Manhattan. He was a former member of the choir at Seven Dolors Catholic Church and attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan.
Ivan is survived by two daughters, Michelle (Jeff) Kirk, of Wamego; Fani (Andy) Wefald, of Manhattan; two sons Ivan (Pat ) Kozar, Jr., of Thailand; David Kozar, of Australia; grandchildren, Kayla Thomas, Carson Dieker, Emma Dieker, Kaeli Wefald, Cassie Wefald; Emerson Kirk, Declan Kirk, Colten Kirk
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