Christopher J. Nowak (1951-2019)
Christopher J. Nowak, age 67, of Kenosha passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Hospice Alliance Hospice House with his family by his side. Christopher was born on February 17, 1951 in Wausau to the late Ivan and Clara (Davis) Nowak. He attended Racine schools, graduated from St. Catherine’s High School and received his degree in Transportation from Gateway. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1972 until his honorable discharge in 1982as Staff Sergeant. He married Cynthia (Fessler) Kehoe in Kenosha on July 23, 1993. Christopher worked for FedEx from 1986 until his retirement in 2016. He was an avid reader who enjoyed adventure and mystery novels, watching Turner Classic Movies and collecting baseball caps and walking sticks from places he and the family visited. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Nowak.
Christopher is survived by, his devoted wife, Cynthia and loving children, Thomas Nowak and fiancé Lana, Lisa (Troy) Jensen, Matthew Nowak, Ryan Nowak and fiancé Carlie, and James Nowak; three step-children, Catherine (Michael) Capps, Michael Kehoe and Robert (Tina) Kehoe; a grandson, Logan Jensen; his brother Michael Nowak; sister, Mary (Cory) Miller; sister-in-law, Sue Modrak as well as nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Christopher will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, January 10, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church (5804 – Sheridan Road). A visitation will take place at the church on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. An interment with full military honors will take place on Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
Christopher’s family would like to express their sincerest thanks to Drs. David Knight and Joseph Paukner for the care they showed him.