Josephine “Josey Kanzenbach

July 11, 1940
January 13, 2022

Josephine “Josey” Cecilia Kanzenbach, passed into eternity peacefully, surrounded by family on January 13, 2022.  Josey was born July 11, 1940, in Kewaunee to the late Peter and Wanda (Malczewski) Mindak.  

She married Robert “Bob” Kanzenbach November 26, 1960. They were very involved in their church, SS. Peter & Paul Parish, the youth group, high school religion classes, retreats, and Teens Encounter Christ. They enjoyed traveling, mission trips and Pro-Life work.

Gramma Josey will be sadly missed by her devoted and loving husband, Bob; their two sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Nora Kanzenbach, Kirk and Bonni Kanzenbach; fifteen, grandchildren: Rebecca Kanzenbach, William (Laura) Kanzenbach, Regina (Joe) Connolly, Aasha (Jake) Shaw, Joseph (Mallory) Kanzenbach, Christina (Andy) Tobias, Calvin Kanzenbach, Peter (Bernadette) Kanzenbach, JoAnna Kanzenbach, Rachel Kanzenbach, Teresa Kanzenbach and (fiancé Jacob Mihalski), John, James, Sophia and Michael Kanzenbach. Also, she was blessed with 14 great-grandchildren, whom she loved and enjoyed very much.

In addition to her parents Josey was preceded in death by her only brother, David Mindak and her dearest aunt, Esther.

Family and friend may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Parish Wake service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the funeral home from 8:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. followed by Rosary ceremonies prior to Mass. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 720 N. Baird St. with Rev. Jose Lopez officiating. Entombment will be at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, please donate to the Catholic Foundation (Fr. Mike Seis) – for the Dominican Republic Mission or to the Alexandrina Pregnancy Resource Center at 1600 Shawano Ave, Suite 106 Green Bay, WI 54303 to be made in honor of Josey.

The family sincerely respects and understands that those who have health concerns may not be able to attend.   

The family extends their sincere appreciation to the caring and supporting nursing staff at St. Vincent Hospital for the kindness given to Josey and the family.