Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wozniak, Edward Frank 73

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wozniak, Edward Frank 73

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Wozniak, Edward Frank 73, died on July 25, 2014 from complications brought on by pancreatic cancer. He passed away at his home in Oak Brook, Illinois surrounded by family. Edward was born on July 2, 1941 in Chesterton, Indiana to parents Sofia, a housewife and Frank, a steel worker employed at Gary Inland Steel Works in Gary, Indiana. Edward spent the majority of his younger life in Chesterton, Indiana. In order to pay for college, Edward worked on the ore boats sailing out of Indiana Harbor and throughout the Great Lakes. Edward later attended Ball State University where he fell in love and married his sweetheart, Sandra LaBuda. After graduating Ball State University, Edward had a teaching fellowship at the University of Illinois at ChampagneUrbana in the Geography Department. Soon after, he took a job with the Ford Motor Company. Coming back to Chicago, Edward pursued and graduated with his MBA degree through Loyola University of Chicago. Edward then took his career into the mergers and acquisitions game that was developing in Chicago. Edward was very driven and became very reputable in the local Chicago area business scene. Edward was inspired by a number of local influential mentors that taught him more about the mergers and acquisition field. In 1985, Edward and his wife Sandi formed Wozniak Industries, Inc. Wozniak Industries, Inc. became a well known and respected leader in the Chicago area business scene. In keeping with Edward's vision, Wozniak Industries prided itself in keeping manufacturing in the U.S. by specializing in steel forging, stamping, and machining through its divisions. Edward and his wife Sandi spent many years building the family business. As a result, Edward and Sandi traveled often around the country including international. Through Edward's vision, Wozniak Industries, Inc. …

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