LOUIS THOMAS KRAWCZYK
KRAWCZYK—Louis “Louie” Thomas, of St. Charles, passed away April 28, 2022, at his home. Louie was born in Sun, West Virginia, on February 7, 1924, to Anthony and Mary (Romanowski) Krawczyk; he was 98. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army with Company A, 1285th Engineer Combat Battalion. Upon leaving the military, Louie married Stella Kushion on August 3, 1946; they were married for 55 years. He started his own business, Riverside Collision, as an Auto Body Repair Technician and later was joined by his son, Rodney. In addition, Louie had a part-time career as a stand-up drummer from 1951 to 1990. He played with Johnny Stanulis and the Polka Jacks, producing 4 Polka albums. Louie was inducted into the Michigan Polka Music Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014.
Beloved and fun-loving father, grandfather, and uncle, he is survived by his sister, Francis Kimmel; his daughters, Charmaine (Krawczyk) Leshow, Brenda (Cleston) Winters, Denise Trinklein, and Diane Raymond; grandchildren, Patty Sierocki, Lee Ann Sierocki, Randy Sierocki, Malissa (Brian) Nash, Michael Raymond, and Victoria Krawczyk; great-grandchildren, Austin Sierocki, Jordyn Smith, Imani Nash; and a host of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella; his son, Rodney; his great-grandson, Daniel Ormsby; two sons-in-law, John Trinklein and John Raymond; five brothers; and two sisters.
We want to give a special thanks to the Veterans Administration, Kennedy Care, Covenant Hospital, and Hospice Care for all they did for Louie.
Louie has been cremated, and a private family service with Military Honors will be held later with the burial of his ashes and his wife’s in Riverside Cemetery, St. Charles. In place of flowers, please send donations to your favorite charity. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com Arrangements made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.