Operators Mourn Loss Of Industry Colleague

Posted on January 11, 2017

(Photo from Facebook)
(Photo from Facebook)
OBITUARY: Kevin A. “Big K” Doublin, 64, of Pleasant Prairie, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at his residence.

Born in Chicago on June 23, 1952, he was the son of the late Thomas and Zita (Bulzak) Doublin. He was educated in the schools of Chicago. On Aug. 8, 1981, he married Jadwiga Koziol in Chicago. Together they moved to Kenosha in 1991.

Kevin was a professional driver, working as a coach bus driver before retiring from Milwaukee County Transit System. After retirement, he started his own limousine service, Big K Limo. He was a member of the National Limousine Association and enjoyed camping and traveling. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed taking photos of buses. Kevin was very passionate about giving back to the community by either donating transportation services or giving financially.

Survivors include his wife, Jadwiga Doublin of Pleasant Prairie; two daughters, Melissa (Jim) Jenkins of Kenosha and Christine Doublin-Escamilla of Pleasant Prairie; a sister, Kathleen Rich of Chicago; his mother-in-law, Danuta Koziol of Poland; and three grandchildren, Jozef, Brooklyn and Cesar. He is further survived by several other relatives and friends, in both Poland and the United States.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Jozef Koziol. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, at Proko Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Interment will be private.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th St.
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
Visit & Sign Kevin’s Online Memorial Book at:

Round-up of Facebook tribute comments from industry friends:

Arthur Messina, CEO of Create-A-Card: This is such sad news. I'm so happy he was able to see the Cubs win the World Series in his lifetime. Kevin Doublin and I shared many conversations about baseball over the years. Even though I was a Proud Met Fan. I also had the opportunity to meet him in person at the ILA meeting/show in Chicago. It was a good time for both of us. His fondness of FB allowed him to make a lot of friends over the past year. I very happy to say I knew Kevin Doublin and could call him a FRIEND. Kevin you will be missed.

Mike Denning, owner, Elegant Limousines, Ormond Beach, Fla.: No !!! Why !!! Kevin was such a nice man. Never a bad thing to say. He was always positive. We will miss you Kevin Doublin. It really makes me sad we never got to meet you in person. God bless Kevin and his family.

Paula DeBiasi, president, Chicago CoachWorks: I am so sad to read this. He was a gentleman in every way and always went out of his way to chat with me, He will be remembered in our prayers and hearts

Sal Milazzo, owner, Signature Transportation Group, Chicago: Good man! Big heart! He, and only those true Cubs fans like him, was the reason I rooted for them. I will never forget his first video Bill convinced him to post. We'll miss you Kev! Our industry will miss you!

Tracy Hodge Raimer, partner/founder, Chicago's Transportation Group: I am so saddened to hear this. Kevin was so passionate of our industry and not afraid to stand up for what he believed in. So grateful I was able to meet Kevin this past year, have many conversations and I knew there was a deeper reason for the Cubbies winning the World Series! It was for you Kevin! RIP my friend. Prayers and thoughts to your family and friends.

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