Albin Bernard Kos Sr., age 82 of Nevada died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg following a lengthy illness. Mr. Kos was born March 21, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank and Agnes Blasic Kos. He was married to Freda Kroenke on June 24, 1991, and she survives of the home.
Albin grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended school there. Following high school, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for three years and was stationed in the south Pacific during World War II. He then spent 17 years in the U.S. Army where he served in both Korea and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Military in 1967. Albin lived and worked in Kansas City for 28 years before moving to Nevada in 1995. Memberships include: VFW, Warrensburg, DAV and Korean War Veterans, Kansas City, Mo., and Three War Veterans, Warrensburg. He had lived in the Veterans Home in Warrensburg the past two years.
In addition to his wife Freda, Albin is survived by seven children, April Dipman and her husband Ed of Nevada, Krista Swarnes, Nevada, Richard Kos and his wife Linda of Euclid, Okla., Kristin Stout and her husband Danny of Mouldrough, Ky., Mary Partenheimer and her husband Dennis of La Verne, Calif., Maxine Murphy, San Diego, Calif., and Wesley Cook and his wife Jane of Kansas City, Mo. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a son-in-law, John Stover of Taylorsville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gisele Stover in 2008, a son, Albin Bernard Kos Jr. in 2006, his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Nevada, with Bishop Neal Swarnes officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan. Friends may call from now until the hour of service and the family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.