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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jerome Allen Kocimski, age 53, resident of 836 S. Judson, Fort Scott, died Wednesday, November 21st, 2007, in his home. He was born on May 19th, 1954, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the son of Maurice and Joyce Allen Kocimski. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and worked as a professional financial counselor and minister of the Gospel. He was known by many for having an unwaivering faith in God. On December 28th, 1995, Jerry married Caryn Jean Knowlton in Reno, Nevada. The couple moved to Fort Scott from Reno in 2005.

Jerry is survived by his wife Caryn Jean Kocimski, of the home. He has one son, Jeffrey Knowlton of Reno, Nevada, and two daughters, Joy Hass of Reno, Nevada, and Janette Abramowitz of Boston, Massachusetts. His sister Maurene Gregory lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Finally, Jerry was the proud grandfather of Shane Abramowitz, also of Boston.

Jerry was a highly accomplished man, with many talents and more uses than a Swiss Army knife. Before he became sick in 2001, Jerry could fix a computer, sew a blanket, patch the roof, write a loved-one's will, cook three meals and go to work as a financial planner all in a day's work.

Jerry's greatest accomplishments, however, lay in his connections with others. Jerry was the world's most loving husband, and he counseled and guided his children with profound interest. Jerry continuously used his great faith in God to touch the lives of countless others and could be depended upon always to help people though their hardships.

One would be hard-pressed to find a man more generous with his time, money, energy and heart. We will miss him terribly but know we were blessed greatly by knowing him.

Jerry was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, November 27th, at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 1330 215th Street. Reverend Rod Hillhouse will conduct the memorial service. Other services are under the direction of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 South Main.