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Rex Krauklis

Rex Anthony Krauklis

Wednesday, October 6th, 1954 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Rex Krauklis, 65, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on January 12. He was born October 6, 1954 in Chicago Heights, IL, son of Daniel and Hazel Krauklis.

Rex retired from UPS after 30 years of service. He was a 757/767 pilot (Captain), simulator instructor, Check Airmen and FAA Designee. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, with a degree in Aviation.

Rex’s passion for flying started as young as 12. He started flying lessons at 15 and soloed at 16. He also enjoyed riding his bike, and loved his family and his cats.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Kurtyka Krauklis; son, Bryan, of Bloomington, IN; Grandson, Finn; Granddaughter, Sawyer; brothers, Jeff (Brenda) of West Virginia, and Mark, of Texas; sisters, Frona (Andrew) Tressler of Illinois, and Tammy (Larry) Seutter of South Carolina; sisters-in-law, Ginger Zielinski, Mary Ann (Sal) Guliuzza, and Veronica Blake, all of Connecticut; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen. Visitation will be Monday, January 20, 2020, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, with a Memorial Service to follow at 3:00 pm.

Special thanks to the staff at Hosparus for their attentive care and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to :

J.A.A.R.S.
P.O. Box 248
Waxhaw, NC, 28173
www.jaars.org
Please specify donation to Aviation Transportation Solutions

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Shamrock Pet Foundation
www.shamrockpets.com
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Jennifer Zielinski

Posted at 12:41pm
Words can not express the sadness I feel for the passing of my Uncle Rex. He was a great adventurous man who will be miss by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to the rest of my family at this most difficult time. Soar high with the Angels Uncle Rex and see you on the other side. XOXO Love your niece Jennifer Z.
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