Alton, IL


Rozalie Kotzamanis

Rozalie Kotzamanis, 81, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 1:05 pm at her residence in East Alton, with her family by her side.

She was born November 26, 1936, in Kapca, Lendava, Slovenia, the daughter of Matiaa and Rozalia (Gornjec) Hozjan, both preceded her in death.

Rozalie married John “Papa” Kotzamanis in Chicago, Illinois, on November 30, 1970. He preceded her in death.

Rozalie was a member of Nativity of Our Lord in Spring Valley, IL. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and listening to classical music. She also loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, Angelo and Stacey Kotzamanis of Godfrey, Matt and Brandy Kotzamanis of Bethalto, Alexandra “Sandy” and Daryl Stamper of Rosewood Heights; seven grandchildren, Angel Reynolds, Lacy Kotzamanis, Nicholas Kotzamanis, Eleni Kotzamanis, Christian Kotzamanis, John Kotzamanis, Nathan “Guppy” Kotzamanis; and three sisters, Maria Mohorovich, Irena Kocet, and Marta Kozar.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Katherine Hozjan.

Graveside services will be on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1 pm at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Pastor Andre’ Dobson will be officiating. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Dachshund Rescue of St. Louis, large breed division.

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