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Michael John Kowalski

June 28, 1946 — February 20, 2023

Bristol, VA

Michael John Kowalski, dedicated Father, Papa, and friend passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023, at his home following an 11 year battle with cancer.  Mike enjoyed tractor pulling, shooting, watching his grandchildren play numerous sports and spending time with family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Deanetta "DeeDee" Kowalski; parents, Philip and Lou Kowalski; and twin brothers, James and John Kowalski.

Mike is survived by his daughters, Stephnie Branscomb and husband Chuck of Abingdon, VA, and Christina Kowalski and Brad Wagner of Bristol, VA; sister, Phyllis Lutkus of Watertown, CT; grandchildren, Chase Branscomb, Hailey Branscomb, Brayden Branscomb and Mariah Branscomb; and his lady friend,  Mary "Maggie" Hill.

Visitation with the family will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2023, in the Main Street location of Farris Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to All the Above Athletics Foundation, 19399 Hunt Club Road, Abingdon, VA 24211.  Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guest register.

The family of Michael John Kowalski is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700. 

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Friday, February 24, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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