John Charles Koval , age 71 of Brooks passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Villa Pines Nursing Home in Friendship. John was born in Madison on August 28, 1947 to Chester and Inez (Barrows) Koval. John graduated from Madison East High School and served 2 years in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge, he moved to the state of Oregon where he honed his skills of repairing bicycles. John returned to Madison to help his aging mother and in 2010 he moved to rural Brooks. John will be remembered as a caring and easy going person. His quiet demeanor and appearance hid his compassion and eagerness to help others. John enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and riding his bike. He especially enjoyed the companionship of his dogs. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
John is survived by his sister, Jean (Byron) Buckingham of Fort Atkinson and brother, William (Carolyn) Koval of Oxford and special friend, Denise Powell. He also survived by many nieces and nephews.
John is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward.
A memorial service for John Koval will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Crawford Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM (noon) until the hour of service. Monsignor John Hebl will preside and inurnment will follow the service at the Oxford Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Veterans Administration in Tomah, WI.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Oxford and Montello is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com