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Edward Chorenziak
Edward Chorenziak

Funeral services for Edward Chorenziak, 74, West Plains, Missouri, will be held 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Plains with Father Joe Weidenbenner officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Edward Chorenziak and Gladys Gardas Suwalkowski, on September 3, 1936 in Detroit Michigan and died March 20, 2011 in Salem, Missouri.

He was united in marriage October 19, 1957 in Detroit Michigan to Roselee Berger.

 He is survived by his wife, Roselee Chorenziak, of the family home, West Plains; six children, Edward Chorenziak, Jr., Booneville, Missouri, Joan Brandon, husband, Bill, Fowlerville, Michigan, Daniel Chorenziak, wife, Kara, Hamilton, Texas, Paul Chorenziak, Jefferson City, Missouri, Pamela Cox, husband, Kelly, West Plains, and Christina Chorenziak, West Plains; one sister, Joann “Jody” King, West Plains, Missour; fourteen grandchildren, Jennifer Chorenziak, Seattle, Washington, Eddie Chorenziak, wife, Kim, Jefferson City, Missouri, Timothy Chorenziak, Jefferson City, Missouri, Jessica Brandon, Jackie Brandon, and Joey Brandon, all of Fowlerville, Michigan, Ethan Chorenziak, Ben Chorenziak, Andrew Chorenziak, and Joshua Chorenziak, all of Hamilton, Texas, Andrea Cox, Kristen Cox, and Aaron Durney, all of West Plains; two great grandchildren, Averee Chorenziak and Gabriella Chorenziak, all of Jefferson City, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Chorenziak.

 He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Plains and the Knights of Columbus. He was an insurance agent for AAA for over nineteen years. He loved to play golf. He taught PSR Religion classes for twenty years. The students loved him. He was a loving and kind man, with a very witty nature.

Memorial contributions may be made to Birthright, West Plains, and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Harry and Donna Gaynor
    March 22, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Gosh, what to say…? Ed, you were one absolute AWESOME man. The world has lost such a kind, loving and generous person, but God has gained an amazing angel!! We are so, so thankful to have known this guy for over 30 years and again, so thankful to have gotten to see him and Rose a couple months ago. Rose, you remain in our hearts and in our prayers. Stay strong as God will be right beside you helping you through this very difficult time. Ed will now be your guardian angel until you meet again in Heaven.


  2. Kathy Ward Rector
    March 22, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    Uncle Ed was by far my favorite uncle growing up. I have such fond memories of our two families having fun together at our homes and also at Homestead Lake with Grandma and Grandpa Berger. My favorite memory was getting to ride with you on your Farm Crest route on a Saturday making your deliveries. I’m not sure how old I was but I still remember it vividly.

    Aunt Rose and family– you are in my heart and thoughts this week. I really wish I could have come today but I just couldn’t make it work unfortunately. Uncle Ed’s smiling face will be shining upon all of us.

    Love, Kathy


  3. Art Johnson
    March 22, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    I worked with Ed at AAA for almost 20 years and he was a gentleman, had a tremendous work ethic, great sense of humor, was a loving father and husband and I am going to miss Ed. He was one of the best people I have ever known. I will miss him greatly.


  4. Ed Berger
    March 23, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    Rose and kids,
    I’m so sorry for your (our) loss. I wanted to be there for you but just can’t make it. Ed has always been an inspiration to me and a big reason I now have a relationship with God. We’re taught to let people see Jesus in us and you could really see Him in Ed. He always seemed to have the right words to say in any situation especially when you were down and left you feeling better about yourself. I’ll miss him very much.

    God bless
    Love Ed


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