Ludovic P. “Lud” Cogozzo

April 4, 1922 ~ December 3, 2018 (age 96)

Lud Cogozzo, age 96, a long time resident of Chicago and late of Prairietown IL, beloved husband of June (nee Antonson) Cogozzo; loving father of Michael (Millicent) Cogozzo, Thomas (Katherine) Cogozzo and Susan (Paul) Miller, cherished grandfather of eleven, great grandfather of nineteen and beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife June, his parents, Alphonse and Susan Cogozzo, his brothers Joseph and Alphonse Jr. and sister Bernadette Albertine. Lud was born in Steger, IL and grew up in the Swede Hill neighborhood of Chicago’s south side.  He was a decorated veteran of WW2 having been awarded the Bronze Star for heroism in action while serving in France with the 103rd Inf. Division. Lud and his brother Joe were owners of Victory Distributors, Inc. on the south side of Chicago for many years. The business, originally started by their father Alphonse, dealt in new and used home appliances as well as parts and service. Following retirement, Lud and June moved to the rural community of Prairietown IL near Edwardsville IL. It was there that he became a gentleman farmer, a horseman and started a new appliance business (Lud’s Vacuum) which continues in operation today.

Friends may call from 10 - 11AM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown, IL. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM with Pastor William Gleeson officiating. Burial will be held at Prairietown Lutheran Cemetery in Prairietown, IL. Memorials are suggested to either St. Peter’s
​Lutheran Church of Prairietown, Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School in
​East St. Louis, IL, or to the Alzheimer’s Association – Illinois Chapter.


Donations may be made to:

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
7183 Renken Rd, Dorsey IL 62021
Tel: 1-618-888-2250

Alzheimer's Association
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School
East St. Louis IL

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