Eugene “Gene” Paul Kozisek


Eugene “Gene” Paul Kozisek

October 28, 1932 – February 16, 2024

Eugene “Gene” Paul Kozisek passed away at the age of 91 in his home in Odessa on February 16, 2024, with his wife by his side. He lived in the Garden City community until moving to Odessa in October 2023. He was born in David City, Nebraska on October 28, 1932, to William and Rose (Husak) Kozisek. He married Claudia Joanne (Houk) Gulley on December 12, 1975. Gene was employed as a lineman for many years. His last employment was with Evergy until he retired. Gene’s greatest enjoyments were farming and spending time with family and friends. 

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and spouses, LaVerne (Norma) Kozisek and Bill (Betty) Kozisek. Gene is survived by his wife, Claudia J. Kozisek of the home; two sons, Jon  Kozisek, Garden City, and Ryan (Suzanne) Gulley, Blue Springs;  a daughter, Ronda (Tim) James, Odessa; six grandchildren, Shelby Schlechter, Jessica (Ray) Due, Callie James, Timmie James, Anna Mendoza, and Alyssa Mendoza; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Bredahl, Columbus, Nebraska; nieces, nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

Donations can be made to Phoenix Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association.