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Virgil Steve Kozik, 90, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away February 13, 2022 at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

Virgil was born October 25, 1931 to Stephen J and Theresa (Tracy Posekany) Kozik at the family home in rural Benton County, Iowa. He graduated from Belle Plaine High School, class of 1950. Following school, he continued to work alongside his family on the farm. Together with his father, uncle, Jim and brother, Don, they began the Kozik Brothers partnership; raising Hereford Cattle, Duroc Hogs and growing crops.

Virgil led a quiet and peaceful life, watching the calves during caving season, taking country drives to admire the scenery, sitting out in his lawn chair enjoying the fresh country air and stopping by Casey's for his coffee and plain donut. He also liked visiting and eating out with friends.

Virgil will always be remembered as a kind and caring man with a mischievous smirk.

He was member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Belle Plaine.

He survived by his nieces and nephews, Barbara Burg, Mark (Abbie) Kozik, Mary Pech, Jane (Tim) Balvanz, Gregory (Elizabeth) Pech, Richard (Sandra) Pech, Sherri (KC) Swearengin, Doug (Linda) Kozik and Janet (Doug) Johnson; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews and friends.

Virgil is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bernard and Donald; and sister, Alma Pech.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Belle Plaine. With Father Michael McAndrew and Deacon Joe Behounek officiating. Service will also be livestreamed on the funeral service Facebook page. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chelsea, IA.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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