Lawrence E. “Buzz” Kozeny

Lawrence E. “Buzz” Kozeny

September 15, 1939 – August 27, 2022

Larry E “Buzz” Kozeny, age 82, of Omaha, passed away on Saturday August 27, 2022 at home. He was the son of Rose (Stanek) and Laddie Kozeny. Larry was a graduate of Omaha South High School and attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He married Connie Kozeny on December 25, 1982.

Larry lived an amazing life! He was a talented athlete with a scrapbook full of sports clips from an incredible high school and college baseball career. Some of his batting records stood for decades at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles. He didn’t live to work but worked to live. Sports were a big part of his life. He loved bowling, playing softball and golfing. He enjoyed watching Nebraska football as well as any other sporting event that was on TV. He also enjoyed cooking, gardening and entertaining on his back patio. His favorite place was Oak Hills Country Club, where he Connie had the time of their lives golfing and hanging out with their countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laddie J. and Rose Kozeny; brothers, Laddie Kozeny Jr., LeRoy Kozeny. He is survived by his wife, Connie Kozeny; son, Larry Kozeny (Shana); his children: Alex (Ben), Landon (Cecelia), Blake (Amy); daughter, Linda Monroe and her child, Ella; son, Lee Kozeny (Dana) and their children, Bryce and McKenzie; stepdaughter, Jennifer O’Gara Gillmore (Paul); stepdaughter, Julie O’Gara and her children, Ava and Gabriel; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Johanna and Marilyn Kozeny; brother, Leonard Kozeny (Jo Ann); nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10 am to 12 pm at the West Center Chapel.  Memorials may be directed to the family for designation later.



  • Garry Gernandt Posted August 31, 2022 12:50 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the Kozeny family.

  • Ray Williams Posted September 4, 2022 9:12 am

    Will be thinking of all in your family in the moments and days ahead. Am fondly remembering the South Omaha & high school days earlier on, and the Oak Hills Country Club days later on – great times in life with you.

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