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Ernest "Ernie" J. Kosmicki

December 11, 1941 ~ August 28, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Ernest "Ernie" J. Kosmicki was born on December 11, 1941, and went to his heavenly home on August 28, 2023 at the age of 81 . Ernie was born to Victor & Mary (Blomstedt) Kosmicki at their home in Howard County. Private family services will be held at a later date. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is assisting the family.

Ernie attended grade school at District 8 and graduated from St. Paul High School.  After graduation, he started farming in 1960 renting a farm near Farwell.  In 1963, Ernie joined the Nebraska National Guard completing his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri.  He served until 1969.

He was married to Sandy Zmek on September 28, 1968, in Grand Island.  Ernie and Sandy farmed all their lives until Ernie’s retirement from farming in 2009.  The couple moved to St. Paul in 2010, building Ernie’s dream shop at their home.  Ernie enjoyed restoring antique tractors and spending time with his family.

He was a member of the Platt Duetsche, Saddle Club of Grand Island, Knights of Columbus, the St. Paul Tractor Club, and the Catholic Church. 

Ernie is survived by his wife, Sandy of St. Paul, two daughters, Laurissa Kosmicki & Bob Waline of Dannebrog, LaNaya & Matt Crouch of St. Paul; three grandsons, Kolton, Ryan & David; sister, Cecelia & Don Smydra of Farwell; six brothers, Melvin & Janet Kosmicki of Dannebrog, Rich & Marlene Kosmicki of St. Paul, Randy & Cheryl Kosmicki of Grand Island, Terry & Kim Kosmicki of St. Paul, Tim & Bonnie Kosmicki of St. Paul, and Ken & Ellen Kosmicki of Utah; and sister-in-law, VirJeanne Baker of Grand Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Lewis & Delores Zmek; and brothers-in-law, Galen Zmek & Jon Baker.

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