Ted G. Koconis

December 13, 1924 - March 20, 2024
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In lieu of a public funeral, a memorial luncheon in honor of Ted will be held at a date to be determined.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ted’s name may be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 9400 W. Congress Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225 (for more information, 414-461-9400)

Ted (Trifonas) G. Koconis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, at the age of 99. Beloved husband for 69 years of Barbara (nee Bratcher). Dear father of Deborah L. Koconis (Mark Unak), Thomas T. Koconis, and Julie A. Koconis (Todd Pruess). Further survived by brother-in-law Spiros Siaggas (widower of sister JoniContinue Reading

Karen (Missy) Koconis left a message on April 4, 2024:
Barb, Deborah, Tom & Julie - I am so sorry about Ted. He was definitely a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. Love & lots of hugs to all of you.
Susie Greenberg left a message on March 28, 2024:
Dear Deborah and the entire Koconis Family. I’m terribly sorry for your loss. It was wonderful living next door to your family. I remember your Dad working late into the night on the lower level. The light was often on, and he’d let Bingo out. After reading your Dads biography I now understand what he was doing all those nights. He was a real pioneer in his field, and contributed so much to his community. Rest in Piece Mr Koconis.
Harriett Alioto left a message on March 27, 2024:
Dear Barbara and family: Please accept my deepest sympathies in re the passing of your dear Ted. The years have passed quickly and many memories come to mind. With many blessings, Harriett (Menos) Alioto
Jeff Brzycki left a message on March 26, 2024:
To the Extended Koconis Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of a great man in Ted Koconis. Although I first got to know Ted when I was 15 years old, he became much more present in my life after the passing of my own father; in that role, he taught me more about people, business, discipline and personal responsibility than virtually anyone I’ve met throughout my life. Although I haven’t seen him in several decades, his presence, guidance and caring have stayed with me my entire adult life. He lived an exemplary life where he demonstrated his dedication to his family, his community and lifelong learning as cornerstones for a happy and fulfilling life. I am both honored and humbled to know that I was one of the many people with whom he shared his God-given gifts. I know that he will be missed by the many people who loved him and who he touched during his lifetime. The fact that he almost made it to 100 years old is a testament to clean living and keeping your mind and body engaged throughout life; what a wonderful final lesson for him to leave us with. May his memory be eternal! Aιώνια η μνήμη! With Love, Jeff
Erik Koconis left a message on March 26, 2024:
In memory of Ted G. Koconis, Erik Koconis lit a candle
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June Davis left a message on March 25, 2024:
Deborah Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. He sounds like a wonderful man. June
Ann Wartman Forrer left a message on March 25, 2024:
I have such fond memories of Mr. Koconis...we were next door was wonderful to read his life story. May he rest in peace. Condolences to Mrs. Koconos, Deborah, Tom and Julie❤️
Linda Scott left a message on March 25, 2024:
I worked for Ted for twenty three years, I have many fond memories. Always felt like part of the family. Prayers to Barb, Deborah, Tommy and Julie.
Paul W left a message on March 25, 2024:
I had the best next door neighbors. I miss you guys.
Portia left a message on March 24, 2024:
Prayers for you and your family.
Gene Haas left a message on March 24, 2024: dear friend. We spent many years bowling together, and telling golf stories....your about North Hills...and mne about Westmoor. Fortunately, I had 12 holes-in-one. so my bragging tales were much "longer." We were both artists...and shared more stories. I enjoyed all the times we spent together. You brightened every day. Gene Haas
Angela Madden-Heinzen left a message on March 23, 2024:
I am sorry Julie. I am thinking if you 💕
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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