Sarah Jean Kozar
June 24, 1974 - October 7, 2020
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In Loving Memory of Sarah Jean Kozar. Born in Hudson, WI on June 24, 1974, she entered God’s loving arms on October 7, 2020. Sarah was loved and will be missed by many relatives, extended family, and friends. She is survived by her parents Judy (Arnold) and Jerry Kozar; sisters Heidi (Pete) Hartz, Kelly Kozar,…

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Jerry Patzwald left a message on October 19, 2020:
Our condolences extended to the the Kozar Family. Ruhe in Frieden Sarah. We are grateful & have fond memories of the Squeezettes performing at our restaurant, Cafe Bruecke in MKE. Keep smiling Sarah. Peace, Love & Prosit, Christine Lorch & Jerry Patzwald
Dick Techtmann left a message on October 19, 2020:
Hi Jerry, I was so sorry to hear about your daughter. I met her once at Sonny's and she played her accordion for Todd. In reading her obit, she possessed many of her father's qualities - intelligent, creative, and very generous. My prayers are with your whole family. Dick Techtmann
Chuck Goldman left a message on October 17, 2020:
I learned a great deal from your shared memories. I sadly didn't know about her artwork which I would love to see. I knew her primarily as a good friend and as a singer. We met at a place called Mayfields, where Bill Jordan introduced us and got Sarah to sing so that I would know he was telling me the truth that she had an astonishingly beautiful voice. I believe she sang Summertime. He was correct. I truly enjoyed her. I have always felt a connection to her and still do. A wonderfully gifted soul and a loving presence for many of us, especially in the world of musicians here and elsewhere. She is loved and cherished.
Chuck Goldman left a message on October 16, 2020:
Wow! I had no idea. She was a wonderful person. I will always be her friend. I can vividly recall the first time we met which was at Mayfields and Bill asked her to sing so I could believe what he said was true about her voice. It was true. Summertime. With the great Bill Jordan and Sarah. So sad, So young. Was her passing Covid related?
Dave and Barb Hammer left a message on October 16, 2020:
Jerry and Judy - We were saddened to hear about the passing of your daughter, Sarah Jean. What a talented young lady. We had no idea about her musical skills and passions. She certainly touched many lives and will be greatly missed by family, friends and others whose lives she touched. What makes this particularly poignant is that Sarah was the same age as our son, Mark. Reflecting back, they were probably in the same Sunday School class at Good Shepherd. May your faith in God give you comfort, courage and peace now and forever.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carol Johnson left a message on October 15, 2020:
To the whole Kozar family, I am so sorry to hear about Sarah. What a precious treasure she was to your family and all her friends. It sounds like she lived life to the fullest using all her many extraordinary talents. I know there are no words I can say that will provide comfort for such a loss but just know that all those who have been touched by your family offer our thoughts and prayers at this time. Carol Johnson and family
Derek Machan left a message on October 15, 2020:
Dear Kozars: From the very first days in choir at Waukesha South in the fall of 1989, Sarah has been a bright spot in my life. I am saddened we haven't kept in touch as we should have. Immensely talented, incredibly grounded. I will miss her deeply. My deepest condolences to you all as you grieve your sister, your daughter, your friend. What a tremendous loss for us all.
Sue Hartz left a message on October 15, 2020:
Tim and I send our prayers . We loved seeing Sarah , her smile, laughter, and great music brought smiles to us. We will miss her at gatherings. Hang in there . Tim and Sue
Judy Pross left a message on October 15, 2020:
We grieve with you all at the loss of your precious Sarah. We remember her as a young girl who was the same age as our son Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave & Judy Pross
CousinJenny Thompson left a message on October 14, 2020:
Dear Heidi & Peter and family—Chris and I are deeply sorry for your loss— what an inspiring life your beautiful inside and out sister led. Sending love and heartfelt sympathy. Big Hugs, Jenny & Chris and family
Ingrid &Doald Pocernich left a message on October 14, 2020:
With Heavy hearts we read of the Passing of you lovely Daughter.Our Prayers are with you atthis Painful and Sad Time.When the LORD calls somones Child,no Matter what the age ,Grief comes Straight from the Hearts of Parents and Siblings.We did not know Your beloved Daughter,but near and dear us were Carol, Kathy and Jean,and Jerry,as my Husband Don was a Classmaite of Carols.And of Course your dear Mother Elfrieda and her Sisters were members of our Place of Worship(Zion Lutheran Church)Our deepest Sympathy and Prayers for Comfort from the great "I AM".HE will impart Peace to your Wounded Hearts.Love in CHRIST JESUS,Don and Ingrid Pocernich
Victoria Johnson left a message on October 13, 2020:
My heart breaks at the news of your loss, Judy & Jerry; Sarah’s beautiful sisters; Sue & Randy and family members. God will meet you in this heartache. Grandmother Adeline is no doubt holding Sarah with great love.
Julie and Tracy Verhaalen left a message on October 13, 2020:
I’m so sorry for all of you that knew and loved this bright star. my condolences to the Kozar family.
Mike O’Bryan left a message on October 13, 2020:
My dear Kozars and Keefers! This news reaches me with great sadness. I remember so well our times together in Arizona with Bill and Kathryn, and my picture from all those years ago, out on the Gold Canyon Ranch is still on my fridge and brings me a smile every time I’m there. I remember so many vibrant and thoughtful conversations with her, and of course her music! When visiting in Minnesota, we all drove to see her in recital, and she was amazing! My condolences to you all, and may she Rest In Peace! Big Hugs, Mike.
Jimmy Clark left a message on October 13, 2020:
My condolences to Sarah's family and friends. She was a talented charming women whom I met in the mid 1990s. Many fun nights watching the band and hanging out.
Kristen Sandberg left a message on October 13, 2020:
To the Kozar family--my deepest condolences on the loss of Sarah. I cannot imagine what you are going through--losing this multi-talented shining star. My heart and prayers go out to you. To Sarah--I have so many fond and fun memories of our time on Fratney St. So many piano bars, holes in the wall, and evenings of food and song. Walking down to the Fuel when we didn't want to cook. Digging our cars out of head-high snow after the plow went through. Staying up all night in shock after Princess Diana's tragedy. Our obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Me--learning about art through your exploration in the sunroom. Those were days! Remember the cats chewing up my chairs?! Walking on the treadmill to the sound of...? You taught me much about life, music and writing...hearing my experience turned into song; this is something I can never forget--for which I am reverent and deeply thankful. Thank you also for the honor of your voice in my wedding. To this day your smile and style burn bright in my memory though it's been so many years... I wish you peace--knowing you're filling the space up around those pearly gates with throngs of us drawn to your soulful voice and the oompa of polka.
Michelle Buttles left a message on October 13, 2020:
In memory of Sarah Jean Kozar, Michelle Buttles lit a candle
Joseph Ruback left a message on October 13, 2020:
Blessings on you Sarah, you're in the heavenly choir now! Thanks for sharing your talent with me.
Dave And Pam Lovett left a message on October 13, 2020:
Dear Jerry and Judy and family, We just want you to know how sorry we are at this tragic loss and passing of your daughter Sarah who you loved so deeply. We cannot imagine how you feel except it would be so terribly painful and difficult to experience. Our hearts and prayers go out to you for the Lord to give His peace, comfort, and grace and strength in this time. We are here for you and ready to do anything we can to support and help you. Your friends in Christ, Dave and Pam Lovett
Maria Vezzetti Matson left a message on October 13, 2020:
Dear Kozar Family, Heaven must have been in need of a great accordion player, and it is our loss here on Earth. So sad to learn about Sarah's untimely death. My heartfelt condolences.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Steve Pratt left a message on October 13, 2020:
Our sincerest condolences to the family and close friends. Steve Pratt & Heather Hintz
Jason Schroeder left a message on October 13, 2020:
Sarah, you incredible human being - I know I speak for many of us that ran together in high school, we are all completely devastated. Your family and your home are the source of some of my most treasured memories from that time. I can't even comprehend how this is affecting people close to you. We miss you already.
Diana left a message on October 13, 2020:
In memory of Sarah Jean Kozar, Diana lit a candle
Scott Noebel left a message on October 13, 2020:
To the family and close friends of Sarah, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. We met as coworkers some 25 years ago at Deluxe Data. She always had a smile and a contagious laugh. My most memorable song was her rendition of Mustang Sally:) and then there was the accordion club...this news brings such sadness in a time when we need her laugh the most. Miss you girl. Memories forever. Love you always, Scott
Jean left a message on October 13, 2020:
Keep on sharing your wonderful talent and beautiful voice for all who have gone before us can enjoy!
Jean left a message on October 13, 2020:
Sarah - May your light shine brightly as a twinkling star in the evening sky!
Jean left a message on October 13, 2020:
Sending out my heartfelt Sympathy on passing on so special and much talented Sarah. Was a great fan of the early Squezettes as followed them around to local gigs when able. They were the reason I did take up the accordion as part -time hobby! Keep on sharing your striking smile and virtual music heavenward as there's a party going on and we're not yet invited. Healing Loving thoughts on way to special family and friends.
Emily and Chris Jennings left a message on October 13, 2020:
We saw her and the Squeezettes play at ArtBar when we were still dating. We loved her singing so much that she and the band played our wedding. All our guests fell in love with her, too. Sing on and squeeze that great accordion in the sky, Sarah Jean. We will love and miss you always.
Melanie & Rick left a message on October 13, 2020:
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs hoping you feel surrounded by much love
Barbara and Andy Bost left a message on October 13, 2020:
I'm so sorry for the loss of Sarah Jean. I wish I'd known her better.
Sean O'Connell left a message on October 13, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the Kozar family. Sarah was talented and inspiring friend. Always upbeat and fun to be around. When Sarah walked into a room, it instantly became a fun and exciting place to be, making you feel like you were part of something special. "Sarah-K" will be missed and remembered.
Jennifer McCarthy left a message on October 13, 2020:
Kozar Family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sarah was a very talented and loving individual. With deepest sympathy as you remember Sarah and her beautiful spirit.
Karen Tuley left a message on October 12, 2020:
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Sarah. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Jeff and Karen Tuley
Anne Griep and Paul Lambert left a message on October 12, 2020:
Our deepest condolences for your family's loss of Sarah. She was a beautiful, very talented woman.
Justine Abdelrahmen left a message on October 12, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the family. My heart goes out to you all. You’re all in my thoughts and my prayers.
Andi Loppnow left a message on October 12, 2020:
My heart goes out to the Kozar family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sarah was extremely talented and she will be missed. I pray for peace in your hearts.❤️
Christine L Hedstrom left a message on October 12, 2020:
Our hearts go out to you all. To lose a daughter and a sister must be so difficult. We are praying for you, Jerry & Judy, Katrina, Kelly and Heidi. May God's grace fill you during this very sad time. Chris & John Hedstrom
Nour Ajami left a message on October 12, 2020:
Sorry for your loss Judy and jerry we love you so much I saw Sarah two times she was so nice she played with my kids. And we went out for sushi Lunch it was really nice memory . God be with you in this time and gives you Patience and peace amen
Krause Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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