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Chester “Ski” Dlugopolski

August 29, 2005

Mass of Christian Burial for Retired Sgt. 1st Class Chester "Ski" J. Dlugopolski, 81, Lansing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing, with burial at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Dlugopolski died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1924, in Hammond, Ind., the son of Andrew and Assa (Fudala) Dlugopolski.

A veteran of World War II, he retired from the U.S. Army. From 1965-67, he served as police chief for the city of Lansing. He then worked as a food supervisor at the U.S. Penitentiary from 1967-1983. Later, he worked as a cook at the Fort Leavenworth Officers Club and retired as a screener at Kansas City International Airport.

Mr. Dlugopolski was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and National Rifle Association.

He married Delores E. Grabowski on Oct. 26, 1949, in Crown Point, Ind. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Chester J. II, Leavenworth, and Michael, Harker Heights, Texas; five daughters, Marcia Beck, Olathe, Barbara Bowleski and Michelle Ballard, both of Leavenworth, Regina Parks, Lansing, and Felicia Bennett, Tulsa, Okla.; five sisters, Caroline, Kolodziep, Dyere, Ind., Bernice Tokarz, Grovertown, Ind., Theresa Opatk, East Chicago, Ind., Victoria Bennett, Fordsville, Ky., and Mary Ann Kmiatek, Hammond, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A grandson died earlier.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The family suggests memorials to St. Vincent Clinic, sent in care of the funeral home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 66048.

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