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Marilyn J. Kozar

Marilyn J. Kozar of Schoolcraft, MI passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the age of 85 at Rose Arbor Hospice with her family by her side. Born on November 30, 1935, in Kalamazoo, MI, she was middle child of George and Gladys (Werner) Kozar. She later married her husband, Edwin David Wood. She is preceded in death by her husband: Edwin Wood; son: Michael Wood; parents: Gladys and George Kozar, and two sisters: Geraldine Povenz and Shirley Heuser. Marilyn leaves behind three children: Eddie Wood, Jennifer (Wood) Duff, and Wendy (Wood) Boutell; grandchildren: Edwin (Woody) Wood, Matheson Wood, Alex Andrea (Wood) Bond, Zachary Wood, Jenny (Duff) Dines, Lauren (Chapman) Bienemann, and Shannon Chapman; as well as many great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind Russ Povenz who was married to Geraldine, and John (Jack) Heuser who was married to Shirley. Marilyn was a longtime member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Vicksburg, MI. Her Catholic religion was an important part of her life, and she was looking forward to being reunited with her family in heaven. A mass said in her honor will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society. Please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with the family. The Kozar family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.

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Annual Kozar Picnic at Aunt Anns

Sidney Brush Jun 18 2021 7:37 AM

This is how I remember Marilyn -- with a floppy hat, giving instructions or clarifying something. She was a gift to our Rummage Sale, with her boundless energy and knack for unique ideas on how to move the merchandise! She will be missed!

Deena Anderson Jun 14 2021 11:11 AM

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Sidney Brush Jun 11 2021 3:32 PM

Always a beautiful lady inside and out.....rest in peace dear cousin.......

Cindy (Miles) Town Jun 11 2021 8:04 AM

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Cindy (Miles) Town Jun 11 2021 8:02 AM

Another beautiful and smart lady gone but not forgotten.

Bob Town Jun 11 2021 5:34 AM

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