Albert W. Kuschel
Albert W. Kuschel
  • January 10, 1945 - July 30, 2017
  • Chicago, Illinois

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Albert Wayne Kuschel, 72, of Chicago, passed away peacefully in Rosewood Manor in Delavan on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Born January 10, 1945 in Chicago, IL. Son of Albert and Theresa (Douvris) Kuschel. Even though Albert was blinded at age 22 he was still able to go on to obtain his Master's degree in Investments and his Undergrad in Finance from Southern Illinois University. He first married Sophia Ryzewski and together they had one son. He then married Margaret Straka on June 29, 1985 and together they shared 15 years of marriage. They remained close friends until the very end.

Survived by Margaret Kuschel; his son, Albert Kuschel; grandchildren, Joseph and Nicole, Great-Grandson, Mason; brother, Stephen(Donna) Kuschel; nieces and nephews, Tarah, Michael and Stephanie. Predeceased by parents; brothers, Laurence and Geoffrey. Very special thanks to all the loving care from Rosewood Manor in Delavan, Wisconsin and to Bob Smith and Mary Maly for all their support and friendship. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to either Heartland Hospice 9114 58th Place, #500, Kenosha, WI 53144-7816 Or Guiding Eyes for the Blind 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Funeral Service at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 7 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 1 p.m. until time of service. Burial following in Willwood Burial Park. To share a condolence visit

Hospice was truly a blessing for Al. He was kept comfortable and at peace in his last few weeks of life. Mary and I were able to spend time with him through the night on Friday and Steve, Donna and Michael on Saturday afternoon. Son Al was able to visit his father two weeks prior.

Late morning on July 30, 2017 Al passed away in his sleep and was finally at peace. He was not alone as care-giver Heather and Administrator Kathy were present and talked to him in his last minutes and took his last breath. They shared with me that he raised his eyebrows numerous times as if to communicate the only way he knew how. His radio was playing by his side, as well. Heather said that quite often when she would go in to get him up for the day they would listen to and sing together any song that was playing on the radio. Al mostly recalled and enjoyed the Oldies but Goodies songs from the 1950s to the late 1960s. White Sport Coat and Pink Carnation was one of his favorites. One of the few Country & Western Songs he recalled most vividly was Don't Go On Woovertin Mountain if You're Looking For a Wife.