The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

James J. Koziel


August 30, 2018

James (Jim) Joseph Koziel, AKA Jimbo, 71, of Skamokawa, died suddenly at home August 18, 2018. A celebration of life will be planned later this fall.

He was married to the love of his life, Betty Koziel. He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Teresita Koziel. Also survived by his daughter Kari, stepson Rick (wife Jenny), stepdaughters Lori (husband Billy) and Brenda, grandchildren Todd, Jesse, Rickie, Eric, Ryan, Karl, and Kyra, numerous great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Born in Omaha Nebraska, later moving to Seattle, then to Skamokawa in 1979. He was a Teamster and worked for Coca Cola, DeBriae Logging, Elochoman Millwork and fished in Alaska. He was a member of the US Air Force.

Jim loved all sports, especially hunting, fishing, golf, including the Seahawks, Mariners, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and car racing.

He will be missed by many.

Dowling Funeral Home of Cathlamet is in charge of arrangements.

- Paid Obituary -


Reader Comments

Familyupnorth23 writes:

Jim will also be lovingly missed by his family in the surrounding Seattle area. They include his sister's, Kay Frederiksen(Glenn)and Carol Lohrman (Jon) and his brother Chuck Koziel(Jerri) along with his nieces and nephews, Derik (Nicole), Ryan, Garrett, Heather (Marty), Brett (Karianne), Jaci (Marc) and Brigette. His great nephews and nieces are Ella, Carter, Cassie, Whitney, Cooper and Emma. And many friends, too! Love you Jim!


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