Felix B. Kotarski

Mar 6, 2013 Staff

Felix B. Kotarski died Friday, March 1, 2013, in Yuma, Ariz. He was 95 years old.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church in Dubois, with the Rev. Father Eckley Macklin officiating. Interment will follow at the Dubois Cemetery.

A rosary is recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church.

Felix B. Kotarski was born May 26, 1917, the son of Joseph and Caroline Kotarski in Kalamazoo, Mich. It was in Kalamazoo that he met Mary Ann Dudzinski. They married in January 1939 and were married for 60 years.

He worked in the naval shipyards in Norfolk, Va., during World War II. From there, he became a tool and die maker, retiring from General Motors in 1980 to Dubois.

His family said he was an honest, devoted and loyal man to his machinist profession.

In retirement, he was dedicated to his family and his love of the land and wildlife of Wyoming. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by "his loving soulmate," Faye Hanbidge; sons Thomas and his wife Lidy of Richland, Mich., Ronald of Cortez, Colo., and Edward and his wife Jennifer of Rockford, Mich.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary; grandson Ronald; brother Steven; and sister Victoria.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Woods, in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (

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