Alex Kolosowsky, Jr., 88, of Berrien Springs, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Caretel Inns St. Joseph.
Alex was born in St. Joseph, Michigan on January 28, 1933 to Alex, Sr. and Rosalia (Lis) Kolosowsky. He graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1950, and served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1962. He married the love of his life, Deanna (Zawilla) Kolosowsky on March 21, 1959.
Alex was a fruit and vegetable farmer his entire life. He started working in the fields along with his parents at a very young age. Farming was a profession he loved dearly, which was evident in the way his vineyards and farm looked and thrived. At the peak of his career, his farm consisted of over 300 acres. In addition, he was a member and grape grower for National Grape Cooperative through Welch Foods for nearly 50 years. He was a devoted steward of the land. He received the “Conservation Farmer Award” from St. Joseph Soil Conservation District in 1977 in recognition of his efforts. He was also an avid rock collector, compiling large and small fieldstones found on the farm, many of which were used later in construction and landscaping. Alex was a kind and generous person who helped many people throughout his life. He loved tending and caring for all living things, he will be greatly missed.
Alex is survived by his wife, Deanna; his children, Michael (Denyce) Kolosowsky and Lisa (Donald) Paulus; his grandchildren, Alex Josef Kolosowsky and Kristina Rose Kolosowsky; and brother, Julius (Kathy) Kolosowsky and sister, Virginia (Henry) Lis. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Kolosowsky and sister, Mary Pierce.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations in Alex’s name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or Caring Circle Hospice, 4025 Health Park Ln., St. Joseph, MI, www.caring-circle.org. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starksfamilyfh.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Service, 269-556-9450.