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“I have such fond memories of Tony and Mary from church. My mother and father had such high respect for the Krukowski Family also. Tony was a classic...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Starrett Noble - Cassopolis, MI

“Was saddened to here of your loss(everyones loss)he is at his other home now.We had to smile everytime we saw Tony and Mary out,like ,they were newly...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Ralph & Betty Baker - Dowagiac, MI

“FAREWELL FOR NOW, UNCLE TONY. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE NOT SEEN EACH OTHER MUCH OVER THE YEARS SINCE CHILDHOOD, WE HAVE MUCH IN COMMON. WE HAVE BOTH SERVED...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: ALAN KRUKOWSKI - LAKEVILLE, MN

“To the Krukowski Family my condolences. Tony was such a fine man and true friend to my family through the years. He will be missed but not forgotten....Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Riggs - Celina, OH

“To the Krukowski Family my condolences. Tony was such a fine man and true friend to my family through the years. He will be missed but not forgotten....Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Riggs - Celina, OH

“I'm Free Don,t grieve for me, for now I'm free I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call I...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Charlene Waldschmidt - Dowagiac, MI

“I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father, he was a wonderful man. I remember when him and his wife, Mary owned the gas station in...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Christine Scapino Moore - Coloma, MI

“"OUR LOSS IS HEAVENS GAIN" CHET TYRAKOWSKI SR. & MISS LINDA HOLTZ ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: CHET TYRAKOWSKI - DOWAGIAC, MI

“I think they were a very good example as a couple. I will miss him very much. Mary, I think you are the nicest and most "real" lady that I know. ...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Nelson - Coloma, MI

“God takes the best in his flock..... Our deepest sympathies for you and your family... ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Lewis & Sheila Evans - coloma, MI

“We'll always cherish the wonderful memories we've shared with you throughout the years. You'll forever remain in our hearts. You were the sweetest...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Chad & Sara Tyrakowski - Dowagiac, MI

“Tony was a wonderful person. He and Mary were there with their prayers and thoughts when things were bad for me. They gave their support and hope...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Deb Loveridge - Schoolcraft, MI

“Tony was a good letter writer and he would write a nice long letter every Christmas. This letter usually caught me up on all the latests happenings...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Pung - Benton Harbor, MI

“Toney will be missed at the Timbers. I enjoyed talking with him and Mary. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Shirley Myers - Dowagiac, MI

“I remember Tony from the gas station days when He pumped it for you. Always kind! With synpathy to the family. Take comfort in your memories. Lynda...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Lynda Scapino - Pierson, FL

“Donna and Deb . . . so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very sweet man and was loved and admired by many people. Now that God has called him...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Deborah Cook (Jurgenson) - MI

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss. My prayers are for your whole family. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Janet Personette - Niles, MI

“We will miss Tony's hugs and smiles at Mass on Saturday evenings at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church! He was an incredible loving gentleman...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: LuAnnScott - Dowagiac, MI

“Deb ~ Deepest sympathy to you and all of your family during this sad time. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Rose Scherr - Dowagiac, MI

“Please accept my dearest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father,grandfather,uncle, Tony. My you be comforted by the Peace of Our Lord as you...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Sue Ann Stewart - Dowagiac, MI

“Be at peace Uncle Tony, you will be missed greatly. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Joe and Robin Tuka - Dowagiac, MI

“I am a cna at the timbers of cass county annd i enjoyed taking care of tony he had a very good personality and always had a smile and when you was...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: arlene keys - dowagiac, MI

“A good man has left this earth-but never our hearts. We will truly miss you at family get togethers and of course the soccer field. May God Bless you...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Micheal & Linda Mosier - Dowagiac, MI

“My condolences to all of the Krukowski Family. Tony was such a kind person and he will be missed by many. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Bugy - Dowagiac, MI

“We will miss you Grandpa. Thank you for all the memories. We will keep and frame the pictures of you with Emelia so she always has something to...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Aaron, Heather & Emelia Krukowski - MI


Tony's life began on February 3, 1923 in Chicago, IL, the son of Leo and Stella (Ciba) Krukowski. He was united in marriage to Mary Anne Tuka on July 16, 1946 in Chicago, IL. Tony served in the US Navy during World War II. He had learned tool and die at Western Electric. Tony also worked for 3M, AUSCO Products Inc. and had owned a service station in Dowagiac. He was a member of Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and past Grand Knight, President of Holy Name Society in Chicago. Tony was also a lecture, Eucharist Minister for the church. Tony had done many Blood Drives and sold Tootsie Rolls for the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Illinois.

His loving family includes his wife Mary Anne Krukowski; children, Darlene (Ed) Waldschmidt, Donna (Jerry) Dodd, Deborah (Andy) Merrill all of Dowagiac, Anthony (Lisa) Krukowski, Jr. of Stevensville, John Krukowski of Kalamazoo, Robert Krukowski of Dowagiac, Mary (John) Scapino of Edwardsburg, Denise (Chuck) Sobieski of Dowagiac; grandchildren, Edward Waldschmidt, Jr., Tina (Dennis) Wimberley, Kenneth (Dixie) Dodd, Jerry (Lynn) Dodd, Deborah (David) Ironside, Chad (Sara) Tyrakowski, Chester (Alicia) Tyrakowski, Jr., Chris (Jeff) Kroepel, Toni (Matt) Watters, Aaron (Heather) Krukowski, Ryan Krukowski, Kyle (Ashley) Krukowski, Johnny Krukowski, Robert Krukowski, Kristy Krukowski, Jason Krukowski, Mary Scapino, John Scapino, Jr., Michael Scapino, Cindy (Jordan Heuy) Sobieksi, Charles Sobieski, Jr.; great grandchildren, Jessica Whitmore, Taylor, Riley, Caleigh, Cole Wimberley, Matthew and Nathan Dodd, Cody and Emily Dodd, David, Miranda and Anna Ironside, Zachary and Kendall Kroepel, Emelia Krukowski, Billy and Savannah Krukowski; sister, Wanda Ferrera of Chicago.

Tony passed away on Saturday May 5, 2012 at the Timbers of Cass County surrounded by his family.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Al Krukowski, Leo (Marge) Krukowski; brother-in-law, Sal Ferrera; grandson, John Waldschmidt and granddaughter, Michelle Renee Dodd.

Tony's family will gather with friends on Tuesday from 5 – 8 PM at Yazel & Clark Chapel with a Rosary to be prayed at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday 11:00 AM at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church led by Father Kevin Covert with burial to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery with full military honors. Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Tony at www.yazel-clark.com.