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Len Krzyzewski


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 4:36pm | View PDF

Leonard John Krzyzewski, 87, died Feb. 8, 2021, in Hinsdale.

He was born in 1933 in Nanticoke, Pa., to a Polish immigrant coal miner father, Ignatius Peter Krzyzewski, and mother, Anna Mary (nee Jakubowski). Len had 11 siblings and lived his 87 years with confidence and purpose.

Len moved on to his next project in the same powerful way he took on everything, passing unexpectedly. He lived life on his terms; to know him was to know a strong husband and father. He was true to himself and his view of the way the world worked. He showed love by action and was curious by nature. A self-made man, Len was known for his intelligence and for his drive.

He is survived by his wife, Henrietta "Dollie" nee Bruzda; his children, Lisa (Pat McGovern), Ken (Loretta), Lori and Jim (Claire); and his grandchildren, Rob (Brandi), Abby and Emma McGovern, and Charlie and Henry.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Interment is private.

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Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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