In Memory of




Obituary for Lenny Joseph Kovacich

Lenny found peace Sunday, December 18th. He spent his last days at home surrounded by his wife Chris, his children, grandchildren, his Mom, siblings and those whom he loved.

Lenny was born August 20th, 1960, in Sheboygan to Marty and Clare Kovacich. As the 2nd child, he grew up with three brothers and two sisters. Being part of a big family, Lenny gained a solid appreciation for his siblings. His mom, brothers and sisters have been a sincere source of support during this time when he needed them the most. A true testament to the love of family.

Lenny attended St. Peter Claver Grade School and Sheboygan South High. It was at St. Peter’s that Lenny met his future bride, in the same grade! As fate would have it, on June 25th 1988, Lenny married Chris Worth. The
Kovacich’s made their home in Sheboygan. Once hitched, Lenny became a husband and instant Dad with two little ones. A few years later the couple was blessed with twin boys, and soon after, a baby girl, completing the family. The household was busy! Lenny was Coach for both soccer and basketball. He was fiercely proud of each one of his children. During his recent struggles, Chris, the kids, and grand kids were at his side, trying to make his final days comfortable and untroubled. His family meant the world to him.

Lenny was a hardworking guy. He was driven to be a trucker. As an over-the-road trucker he drove to the East coast and back, every week. He rarely skipped a beat while employed at Kreilkamp Trucking. Occasionally he combined trucking with home. Each kid had a chance to ride shotgun on a New York run. They learned the value of hard work and saw the country, eating hot dogs and squawking on the CB. The adventurous road trips with Dad afforded many life lessons along the way.

After nearly 20 years on the road, Lenny transitioned into a Dispatcher position with Kreilkamp. He was a perfect fit for the fast-paced challenging job. Having skilled experience as a driver, he was able to move goods around the country expeditiously, almost like a game. He excelled in the logistical whirlwind.

Lenny was a faithful man, he loved God and lived by his faith. He read his bible often. He felt blessed and stood strong in his beliefs during the toughest days. He attended Christian Life Church in Plymouth, often with his Mom, Clare. He was patriotic, loved his country and stood for his convictions. With fortitude and integrity, he was always determined to do the right thing. And always ready to lend a helping hand.

For fun Lenny loved to drive! Most recently, he would drive to South Pier to check on construction progress, then report back to his homies. He enjoyed being a fix-it guy. Lenny could turn a wrench, he kept cars running
beyond the average lifespan. When he switched up a vehicle, he would revel in haggling a great deal.

He liked target shooting, tennis and disk golf. His family often referred to him as “Larry Armstrong” because of his epic bike rides. He liked to occasionally shoot off a few fireworks. He liked to feed peanuts to the neighborhood squirrels. He savored a good cup of coffee. He also enjoyed searching for the world’s best Tequila with his brothers and friends. When with his siblings, you would hear the unique Kovacich laughter, some would call it a contagious cackle. Lenny had a passion for sailboats, boat building, and learning about technology.

Simply, Lenny was a really good, dependable guy. Any person that he called family or friend was all the better by knowing him.

Survivors include: Wife; Chris (Worth) Kovacich, Children; Ryan Kovacich, Patricia Kovacich, Joe Kovacich, Ben Kovacich, and Kelly (Seth) Massey. Grandchildren; Allison Kovacich, Cameron Wigen, and Elliot Massey. Mom; Clare Kovacich. Brothers; Pete (Stella) Kovacich, Tim (Julie) Kovacich, Jeff Kovacich, Sisters; Lisa McLaughlin, Michele (Dean) Sims. In-laws; Robert Worth, Jim (Rhonda) Worth, Dan Worth, David Worth, Charlie (Joyce) Worth, and Mary (Jim) Munroe. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Preceding Lenny in death: Dad; Martin Kovacich. Niece; Chelsea Kovacich. In-laws; Betty and Joe Worth,

Lenny’s wife Chris and his family would like to acknowledge and sincerely express appreciation to the staff at The Sharing Closet and Sharon S Richardson Community Hospice. Thank you for the kindness and support during Lenny’s final days.

A Celebration of Life for Lenny will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sheboygan, WI on January 20th, 2023 from 4 pm- 10 pm.