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Wayne “Hawk” D. Kowalski

Published November 29,2020

Obituary's Biography:

HAWK Wayne D Kowalski age 75 of Fox Lake passed away on Friday November 20 2020 after a battle with Covid. The son of the late Casimir and Florence (Rakowski) Kowalski . He was born on January 10, 1945 in Chicago, IL .He was a graduate of Round Lake High School class of 1963. He was a police officer for the Village of Round Lake Heights from 1966 to 1971 then Chief of police from 1971 to 1975 also holding the rank of Sergeant and Captain before leaving law enforcement in 1975.He was a circuit board draftsman for numerous companies from Honeywell to his company Bit 7 Inc. July 22 1980 he married his love Diane Stevens in Waukegan sadly she passed away suddenly on January 25 1999 . Hawk was a founding member of the Deaths Marauders Mc he loved each and every member past and present. He was an avid collector of many things and a regular at his favorite coin shop in McHenry. Hawk loved Fox Lake and enjoyed many places from the Dwight House pub to Pmo club on 59. He is survived by his brother Casimir (Dottie) Kowalski sons Bud and Wayne (Andrea) Kowalski grandsons Steven, Alex, and Austin . Many nieces And nephews . Thank you to Pat and the many people who looked out for and cared for him. He was also preceded in death by his brother Tom . A celebration of Hawks life will be held at a later date through the club. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers a donation to a local food bank or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

6 replies on “Wayne “Hawk” D. Kowalski”

  1. Will truly miss your kind soul and handsome smile. I love you very much and will see you again one day. Till then R.I.P TILL WE RIDE AGAIN BROTHER! GBNF

  2. You will be missed dearly my Brother Fair Winds & smooth sailing God needed a TRUE Heavy Duty Biker To ride with ! Rest In Peace ☮️ until we ride together again ! Love ❤️ you BRO 😎 Scumbag DMMCF FDMMC 😢😢😢🙏🙏🙏👍

  3. I am very sad to hear about Hawk. We had some good times back when CWC and Bit7 were together. I wish I would have kept in contact with him after CWC moved to Lake Bluff. Hawk and his family will be in my prayers.

  4. I worked with Hawk at BIT 7 for nearly 20 years. I used to joke with a company president that no engineer had been fully trained until he or she had worked with Hawk to design a board.
    He could “see” his designs in his head – down to ridiculous levels of detail, even away from the workplace. His desk was always immaculate, and I made the mistake of not returning everything to the exact proper place one afternoon when I borrowed something one day. He knew the moment he arrived. I never did that again!
    I’ll never forget the day I arrived at work early enough to get there before him (I couldn’t sleep so I gave up and went to work). As I walked the hallway, grinning at the expression I would see on his face when he arrived because nobody beat him to work, I passed his office. There was Hawk. He had come in extra early that day (at about 1am, probably because of a project we both were working on). He saw my expression change from smirk to shock. He said, “I know what you were thinking!” And he was absolutely right.
    He liked to portray a rough exterior. But if you got to know him, you realized he had a soft and caring heart.
    He helped train me as an engineer (in humility, precision, accuracy, and completeness). Sad to hear this news. He will be missed.

  5. Wayne was a classmate at St. Joseph’s and Round Lake High. His obituary filled in his life line and it looks as though he touched many people and served his community.

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